This long sterling silver and rosewood chain necklace is striking and versatile. It measures 47" in length. It does not have a clasp but is long enough to be doubled over the head. The large links are 1 1/8" x 15/16". Made by hand; designed by Maria Belen.
This fine line, streamlined sterling silver belt buckle is totally Betty Cooke. She is known for the light, airy simplicity of her Modernist designs. The buckle measures 2 3/16" wide and 1 5/16" tall. It accommodates a 1" belt. It is sold in the original box with Cooke's signature and her well known lavender tissue. Excellent condition; made circa 1970.
Richly colored sodalite is surrounded by two rows of tiny gold beads in these beautiful earrings by Ilias Lalaounis. They have omega backs; measure 3/4" in diameter. Sold with original leather pouch. Made circa 1980.
This Lancaster County Amish four patch in a nine patch quilt is brilliantly arranged.The maker used the same colors throughout but placed them so as to create the unusual overall X pattern. This might be a one of a kind.
The solid color blocks and border are beautifully quilted with floral wreaths. The body of the quilt is in outstanding condition. There is some fraying to parts of the binding. Measurements are 72" x 78. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
This richly colored Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt pattern is beautifully colored with perfectly compatible tones of browns, reds and deep pinks. The quilt won blue ribbon at the Greater Allentown (Pennsylvania) Fair. The person who entered the quilt has the same surname as item # 1256044 which also won first place at the Fair. They most likely came from the same family but were probably entered considerably after they were made in the 1880's. Measurements are 91" x 93"; excellen ...click for details
Stunning hammered gold necklace by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany. It is 18 karat gold and weighs a substantial 112 grams. The links are 1/2" long and 1/4" wide with a wearable length of 17 1/2". Excellent condition; dated 1989.
Beautifully made Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt in a variety of late 19th century calico fabrics. They are well placed using the browns to create the diamonds and particularly carefully done in the middle creating a square around the central diamond. Sewn to the quilt is the first prize ribbon from the Greater Allentown (Pennsylvania) Fair. The winner has the same surname as that of item #1256048 which also won a blue ribbon. Unfortunately, it does not say what year it was entered. Measurements ...click for details
This classic Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt was made with an unusual color palette. The calico prints are typical of late 19th century Pennsylvania but they are put together in an overall lighter tone than one usually sees. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Sewn to the quilt is a paper label with the name Robert Bauer. The back of the quilt is pink and green bars as is often found in 19th century quilts of southeast Pennsylvania. Measurements are 82" square.
This unusual Starbursts quilt is especially complex because of the pieced diamonds background. Five starbursts and four other geometric elements seem to float upon it. It is made of a wide variety of late 19th century fabrics that are well blended. There is some light soiling on some of the light color fabrics but it does not detract from the dramatic impact of this unusual quilt. Measurements are 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.