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New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pensylvania

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1930   item# 1244647

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pensylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2200. 

This is a particularly fine example of the desirable New York Beauty pattern. The colors really seem to give off the glow of sunshine. It is well quilted with overlapping circles that are a terrific complement to the round pieced pattern. The New York Beauty pattern was named by Mountain Mist in 1930 when they published it with recommendations for this particular color combination and quilting patterns. Variations of the pattern had been known prior to 1930 but not with this name. It is in out ...click for details


Delectabale Mountains Quilt: Dated 1929; Pa.

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1930   item# 1239445

Delectabale Mountains Quilt: Dated 1929; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$735. 

This is a beautiful example of the much sought after, Delectable Mountains quilt pattern. It is done in a pleasing soft shade of pink. The center forms an Evening Star pattern and it has a wonderful zig zag border framing all. Embroidered in a corner is the name Edna M. Adams and the date 1929. It is the same Edna Adams who signed the Star quilt item # 1238674, although this time she added her initial, making her easier to trace if one wanted. It is in excellent condition and very nicely quilted ...click for details


Lone Star Quilt with Tulips: Dated 1931; Pa.

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Textiles: Pre 1940   item# 1238674

Lone Star Quilt with Tulips: Dated 1931; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1075. 

This dynamic quilt is made of a unique combination of Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) and Tulip patterns. The way in which the tulips are placed around the star gives the overall pattern a whole different outline. Continued placement of the tulips in the corners really fills out the entire composition. Signed "Edna Adams 1931" in embroidery. Pennsylvania origin; Measures 74" x 76". Background is a very pleasing dusty rose color.


Light and Dark Log Cabin Hooked Rug: Ca. 1920

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Textiles: Rugs: Pre 1920   item# 1238672

Light and Dark Log Cabin Hooked Rug: Ca. 1920
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1150. 

This hooked rug is made to look like the Log Cabin pattern usually associated with quilts. One can see this rug in several ways; there are five light and dark blocks; pinwheels and hourglasses. Lights and darks are well placed to give lots of movement. It is mounted on a stretcher measuring 40" square. Made of wools; circa 1920. Ex- Barbara Johnson collection.


Homemade Steanroller Toy

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1238370

Homemade Steanroller Toy
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$325. 

Homemade steamroller toy made of heavy metals. The roof is corrugated metal and the steering wheel turns. Measures 12" tall and 16" long. Barn red paint; circa 1920. While mothers were making doll quilts for their children, a loving father may have created this miniature piece of farm equipment.


Dog's Head Walking Stick

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1237206

Dog's Head Walking Stick
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$495. 

Handmade cane with the handle of a dog's face utilizing the natural contours of the wood. The face is painted dark green with metal eyes. The stick measures 36" tall. The widest part of the ears are 6 1/2". Found in Virginia; circa 1920.


Homemade Wire Ferris Wheel Sculpture: Circa 1920

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1232650

Homemade Wire Ferris Wheel Sculpture: Circa 1920
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$395. 

Whimsical homemade wire ferris wheel with seats for eight passengers. Measures 12" tall; mounted on the original wood base that is 3" x 5". There are some old chips to the wood base but everything else is present and accounted for.


Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1930   item# 1232265

Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1075. 

Colorful Thousand Pyramids quilt with a wonderful array of 1930's fabrics, many of them feedsacks. The solid color red and yellow sashing as well as the diamond shaped blocks are a strong counterpoint to the printed triangles. Measures 74" square; Pennsylvania origin; excellent condition.


Amish Homemade Animal Toys

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1940   item# 1226882

Amish Homemade Animal Toys
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


Horse $295 Elephant $265 

Two delightfully homemade Amish animals - the white cotton horse measures 12" long and 9 1/2" tall. He (or she) has wonderfully detailed tack; embroidered facial features and a braided tail. Dates to about 1950. Elephant - made of dark brown velvet with glass (?) bead eyes. The rubber ears are mostly broken off. Measurements are a11 1/4" from head to tail and 7 1/4" tall. Made circa 1930.


Carpenter's Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1225554

Carpenter's Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1095. 

Carpenter's Square is the totally appropriate name for such an architectural quilt pattern. The use of solid red and white makes this version especially dramatic. Quilted in patterns of straight lines. Ohio origin; circa 1880. Freshly laundered and in excellent condition. Measures 72" x 74".

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