This early Garden Maze quilt is done with the richest of colors. The deep indigo is beautifully offset by the wonderful and unusual rose printed fabric. It is nicely quilted with circles in the center of each block. The Wild Goose Chase border frames it all perfectly. Excellent condition; circa 1850. New York State origin.
This applique quilt is light, airy and graceful. The body is quilted with a crosshatch pattern with half wreaths along the border and full wreaths in the corners. The leaves look like grape leaves which is why I think the circles are not berries but that is open to interpretation. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
Wonderfully scaled Baskets quilt with a fabulous zig zag border. The baskets face both directions so that when placed on a bed, both parties would see the baskets facing toward them. Each basket measures 3 3/4" tall. It's interesting that the triangles filling the baskets look like a Flying Geese pattern. The light color is a very pale, buttery yellow that is almost white. Nicely quilted and in excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 72" x 78". Lebanon County, ...click for details
This Diamond in a Square quilt is created with the use of One Patch blocks. It is an unusual variation from Bowmansville, a small town in Lancaster, Pennsylvania known for its Star pattern quilts made in this manner. The light and dark calico fabrics are very well planned to make this complex pattern. Solid color pinks in the light areas are especially effective in spreading the eye around. Measurements are 76" x 78". Cable quilting in outer red border. There is a very, very faint are ...click for details
This early wool quilt truly looks like a fabric collage. It is made of a variety of probably homespun coarse wools of solid colors, plaids and stripes. The salmon fabric really pops out against the muted browns. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Two old repairs in the shape of an oval and a rectangle fit perfectly with the irregular pattern. There is a small spot near the repairs but no other condition apologies. The binding is the salmon backing turned to the front.
Measurements are 67" ...click for details
Angel skin coral earrings with an oval top and a pear shaped drop separated by a gold circle.They are set in 18 karat gold with posts for pierced ears. Measurements are 1 1/2" long and 1/2" at widest point.
Probably made in the 1980's.
What young girl wouldn't have sweet dreams sleeping under this charming quilt? The center is what I believe to be a gingerbread man surrounded by a puppy, chicks, an elephant, a kitten and some indeterminate animals. All have embroidered faces. It is well quilted with a variety of patterns. The center is crosshatched with cables in two borders and flowers in the corners. The outer border is quilted with overlapping circles. There are two very tiny (smaller than a pea) spots next to the centr ...click for details
What may initially appear to be a basic Log Cabin quilt actually has two unusual features. The centers are chocolate brown which is a variation from the far more usual red centers. Second is the border fabric of vining leaves. It has a shading going from white to tones of gray that is most unusual for a nineteenth century quilt but is contemporaneous with the rest of the piece.
The quilt is in excellent condition; measurements are 72" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Th ...click for details
Henry Dunay 18 karat gold earrings in the hammered finish for which his work is well known. The swirl and knot design is very flattering to the face. They measure 1 1/8" long and 3/4" wide. Clip backs can be changed to posts. Made circa 1980's; excellent condition.
Charming sterling silver cufflinks for the male or female sailor. They cleverly convey the boats and water while reducing them to their most basic elements. The boat and water are applied on an oxidized ground.
Measurements are 15/16" square. Made of sterling silver; circa 1950.