This unusual indigo quilt is made entirely of denim jeans. It is reminiscent of a Japanese boro in which indigo garments are repurposed into bedcovers. This piece would make a very sturdy bedcover or wonderful abstract wallhanging. Measurements are 86" x 89; made circa 1980. It is a top with finished edges but no backing; excellent condition.
This Touching Stars quilt is brilliantly designed. Red Stars make up the centers of the four large Eight Point Stars and are repeated in all of the off blocks. Using white circles as the center of the stars set on point adds to the diamond effect around the central group of four stars. Flowers for the quilting patterns are an interesting contrast to the geometry of the quilt. Measurements are 78" square. A water mark on the back does not show through on the front. Pennsylvania origin; circ ...click for details
This delightful Hole in the Barn Door (aka Shoo Fly) crib quilt is made with a very nice selection of printed fabrics on a double pink ground. The pink and green calico Bars pattern for the backing is proof positive of its Pennsylvania origin. Nicely quilted with diamonds patterning. Measurements are 33 1/2" x 38 1/2". Excellent condition; circa 1880.
It is easy to see how this very geometric pattern came to be named Carpenter's Square. The three dimensional effect is quite striking with the lines appearing to be interlaced. Unlike most renditions of this pattern, the maker varied the indigo prints throughout adding further interest. Quilted with diagonal lines and diamonds that are at a 45 degree angle to the pieced strips. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 78". Pe ...click for details
This Hawaiian applique quilt has all of the features one would hope for in this specialized type of quilt. It has beautiful echo quilting in which the stitching follows the applique creating a rippled effect. It has an ornate border, a feature not seen in many Hawaiian quilts. It is a beautiful shade of medium blue. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition.
The applique appears to be a thistle type of flower but which, I am not certain. Measurements are 78" x 80&q ...click for details
This powerful and most unusual Russian Sunflower quilt is exceptional in several ways.
The combination of the Sunflower pattern with the diamond diagonal grid is brilliant. While in some ways the two patterns appear quite different, in actuality the repetition of diamond shaped pieces in both makes for wonderful harmony. The indigo ground is not often seen and the appliqued hearts throughout the border are indicative of the warmth with which the quilt was made. It has been professionally launde ...click for details
Sporty and unusual earrings by Boris Le Beau who sold jewelry from his shop on Madison Avenue for 40 years. A central yellow sapphire has pear shaped emeralds above and below. All are set in 18 karat gold on ebony.
Omega backs. Measure 1.13" long and .75" wide. Made circa 1970's; excellent condition.
This Kieselstein Cord spool links bracelet is made with the matte green gold for which he is well known. It also has the substantial weight of Kieselstein's work. It weighs 63 grams. The bracelet has a wearable length of 7 1/2". It is dated 1988. The bracelet can be worn equally well on its own or paired with others.
This North Star quilt pattern also goes by the name of Star of the East. Regardless of which direction you prefer, it is a wonderfully three dimensional pattern. This example has an unusual, playful border of hexagons along the blue band. The solid blue arms of the stars alternate with printed fabrics of the 1930's, some of which appear to be feedsacks. The backing is the same yellow printed fabric as the centers of the stars. The quilt is in excellent condition; nicely quilted with a waffle ...click for details
Perfect colors that are beautifully shaded make this Evening Stars crib quilt a winner for either a child or adult. The lighter blue used for the arms of the stars is a simple touch but it adds sophistication. Four Patch corner blocks are another indication of the care taken by the maker as is the good quilting.
Excellent condition; measurements are 32 1/2" x 41 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.