This is certainly a one of a kind quilt made for the card playing or craps playing gambler. The green fabric is also reminiscent of the top of a pool table.
Dice are shown in the corners as well as the inner medallion. Hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs surround them.
This is the ultimate crossover quilt with traditional star and tumbling blocks patterns as well as the gambling theme.
Measures 80" square. Clever use of polka dot fabric for binding and backing that continues the dice them ...click for details
Striking Log Cabin quilt that makes several light and dark patterns. Consistent use of solid colored red and blue give the quilt lots of zing. It is as crisp and pristine as the day it was made in the 1920's. The backing is made of large blocks of solid color pastels. Measurements are 76" square; Pennsylvania origin.
This large hooked rug depicts a dog of indeterminate breed. The id tag around his neck makes me think it was meant to represent someone's particular pet. His face is particularly expressive and has a nose more like a human than a dog. The rug is made of wools; circa 1930. Measurements are 34" x 57"; excellent condition. He is easily sturdy enough to be used on the floor as well as a wall.
This is a later version of a classic Lancaster County Amish Double Nine Patch quilt. It was made in the 1940's with the best features of quilts usually made 10 - 20 years earlier. The diamond inner border sets off the Nine Patch interior. The off blocks are quilted with traditional wreaths and a star within. Measures 78" x 80". Made of wool crepe and rayon; excellent condition.
This fine Fans Doll quilt was made by the same hand as # 1212628 and 1212629. It is in unwashed condition with one spot about the size of a pea on one of the outer triangles. Solid blue fabric alternate with printed feedsacks. Measurements are 22" square. Delaware origin;embroidered date of 1935 on the back.
Very finely made Six Point Stars doll quilt with an unusual feature. Both the border and backing are half blue print and half pink. Not sure whether it was for a boy or girl? Measurements are 18" x 20". Unwashed
condition as perfect as the day it was made in 1934. Delaware origin.
Stunning and unusual single Dresden Plate doll quilt done on a maroon ground. This little gem is very well quilted and has a terrific ice cream cone border and scalloped edge. It is in un-used, pristine condition. The printed fabrics are 1930's feedsack prints. Solid colors are cotton sateen. Measurements are 18 1/2" square.
This 1930's quilt densely combines several patterns but because the colors are soft, it is not overwhelming. In between the Carpenter's Square Blocks (aka Broken Star) are Four Patches. The wonderful candystripe border; four patch and LeMoyne stars are all the same solid pink and blue fabrics. The arms of the outer stars are made from a nice selection of feedsack prints. The quilt measures 72" square. It is in excellent condition; nicely quilted with cable pattern in the border. Pen ...click for details
Four homemade chairs for children found in Chiapas, Mexico. The largest is 16 1/2" tall to the crest; the smallest is 13". Well made with wood pegs and mortise and tenons. Each has distinctive characteristics of the family in which it was made. Certainly sturdy enough to be used by children or interesting enough to be grouped as a sculptural tower. Made circa 1930's.