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Antique Quilt 4563 - "Hole in the Barn Door"
1920's blue & gold satin acetate "Hole in the Barn Door" by Mary Anne Bates of Hutchison, Kansas
Note Devil's Eye - nice quilting - stunning art - blue back - excellent condition - 69" x 84"
Priced Reduced - $299
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Antique Quilt 5163 - "Log Cabin"
"Log Cabin Light and Darks" Quilt.  Love those madder red calicos from  Northwood, New Hampshire.  WOW Design Graphic hard to find.  Tiny blue gingham back.  In the ditch quilting at 5 stitches per inch.  MINT UNWASHED UNUSED except for flawed outer brown strip that is discolored with three 1/8" holes.  78" x 78"
$595 SALE PRICE $499ND
     
Antique Quilt 5179 - "Court House Steps"
Wool "Log Cabin Court House Steps" from Springfield, Missouri.  Estate of 75 yr old Jean, made by her Grandmother.  Great brown, navy and red plaid back.  Incredible hand pieced 5/8" strips in 4" squares.  Dramatic, Rare and Desirable Art, especially for lawyers and judges. Some minor moth damage
68" x 75"  
$1,995
     
Antique Quilt 5400 - "Ocean Wave"
Green, brown and red "Ocean Wave" - Hand pieced, treadle quilted 1/2" diagonal. Daniel Ketchum bought 160 acres at 2nd & Kelly in Edmond, OK for $5000 in 1903 and moved family and livestock from Illinois on train with this quilt. His son Henry rode in freezing stock car with the animals. Bought from grandchildren Sue & Dick Whitman born and raised on farm in original homestead. They raised oats, wheat, cotton, hay sorghum, milked cows, fed chickens. Newspaper article with photos of them on farm & at Edmond High School in 1926. Fabulous art, colors and Ralph Lauren Country. Couple of splitting brown calicos, MINT UNWASHED otherwise excellent condition. 74" x 84"   
$695
     

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Antique Quilt 5469 - C1900 "Redwork"
With great Kate Greenaway figures. Nancy Britton Webb, born in 1836, married Elias Webb in 1852 in Benton, Ill. They raised 11 children. The 1877 flu epidemis killed 5 children and Elias died same year of food poisoning. In the Land Run of 1889, Nancy and 2 sons, Sam & Monroe came to OK and settled near Enid. After raising only sweet potatoes that first year, Nancy returned home. Three of the Webb daughters never married and were famous quilters featured in the Saturday Evening Post (
vintage family photos and hand written note included) with Mary's picture on the cover. Youngest son  on train to AZ for health stopped in OK and won lottery for homestead in 1901. He became a wild cat oil driller and discovered the Wagoner and Oolagah oil fields and later Nowata and Altover fields. His son Roy joined father's business near Tulsa. Quilts were purchased from Roy's grandaughter Sally Webb Carpenter White. The Carpenters were Amish from Ohio. Photo of the Saturday Evening Post cover included. Museum quality embroider and quilting in 1" crosshatch all over @ 9 st/in. Rebound, soft. very good 70" x 80"     $2000

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Antique Quilts 5645
1917 Tobacco Flannel Flags Newly quilted by 92 year old Opal Baum, Oklahoma City with cable and outline quilting @ 5 st/in. Historic WWI tobacco company give-away premiums that were saved by women to make into quilts. 36" x 64" MINT Condition    $495

 

 

     
5850_navy_and_white_irish_chain_small.jpg Antique Quilt 5850
Navy and Whit Irish Chain Rachel Dorinda Bennett, Lora Jean Wohlford’s great grandmother. Lora’s father Merle Ogelbee was born in 1893 and Merles mom was born in 1850, So her great grandmother was probably born in 1920-30. Note attached says the quilt was appraised in 1993 for over $1500 and probably made in the early 1800’s. Beautiful feather wreath and double cross quilting @ 10 st/in with 1 1/2” hand pieced squares. Bought from Lora and Ted’s Belle Isle home in Oklahoma City. Museum quality. Tiny storage stains along fold lines. Washed once with quilting lines still clearly visible. Excellent/mint unused condition. 63x74 $1995
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5855_friendship_quilt_small.jpg Antique Quilt 5855
Friendship Quilt dated 1924 by Maudie Osteen for her son’s birth and signed by: Mrs Clark, Ina Cordum, Fay, Trilby Jacobs, Edith Smallwood, Roy & Vivian, Rosa Clements, Bethel, Charley & Edna, Grace Cagel, Grandma Cordum, Father & Mother Page, George, George Ernest & Zephie, July 22, 1924 Papa & Mamma, Grandma & Grandpa, Nola & Mrs. Bowlware, Mary, Clarice, Jeff, Bobbie, Clark & Yvonne, CDM, Ruth, Jule B, Ms. Smallwood, Lona Logs, Hazel Smallwood, Lorena, Ruby Wofford, Gusaie, Retta Creswell, Ruth. Photos included of great granddaughter holding an Indian Territory Homestead Certificate and Wedding Certificate of Maudie Cordum Osteen  married in 1898 in Ardmore IT and a 1908 newspaper clipping of women on Washita River at a wood chopping contest. Story included in “Heavenly Patchwork II—Quilt Stories to Warm Your Heart.” Free book included. Checkerboard quilting @ 6 st/in with great embroidered flowers and names. Excellent 67x84 $295
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5866_whigs_defeat_small.jpg Antique Quilt 5866
Indigo and white Whigs Defeat from Oklahoma City estate of three generations (Edva V. Palmer 1889-1973, Marian C. Nemah Palmer 1907-2005 and Josephine Palmer-Wylie 1931-2010.) The Palmers came from KY in Land Run of 1889 as founding citizens in Okfuskee County, Indian Territory now Okemah, OK. They owned the big brick mansion up on the hill Woody Guthrie their contemporary (1912-1967) also from Okemah referred to as the Commies’ mansion on the hill. Photo and obituary of Josephine included. Genealogy and more history to come. This pattern dates back to 1844 when Henry Clay of the Whig Party was defeated by Democrat James Polk.Indigo polka dot and flower calico that looks like the voice search icon on an Iphone.

Quilted in the one corner is a pair of hands with names (not deciphered yet) in middle and a double heart probably the husband and wife’s names. In the other 3 corners are hands with names in two of them possibly for their children and no name in the third maybe for baby yet to come. Museum quality 3/8” and 1/2” cross hatch, 1/2” diagonal, outline quilting @ incredible 12 st/in. One 4” tear inside the binding. One 2 1/4 split, storage stains, little fading, couple of tiny splits and pin holes along binding. Block in the worst condition and staining is shown in closeup. Otherwise Very Good Condition. 81x81 $5000. 100% goes to Cross and Crown Ministry or food charity of your choice.

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5995_ocean_wave_small.jpg Antique Quilt 5995
Museum Quality Ocean Wave with hand written card attached “The Ringgenberg Scroll made by Louisa Ringgenberg, grandmother of Carolyn Brown between 1895 and 1915 when Louisa had charge of the quilting for Trinity Evangelical Reformed Church of Canton, Ohio. Brought to OK in 1940 by Carolyn” (when the owner of John A Brown Department Stores died suddenly of a heart attack and his widow Della requested John’s brother (Carolyn’s husband) come to help manage the store in downtown Oklahoma City. Fabulous 1/2” crosshatch, feather wreath and undulating feather hand quilting @10 st/in. Pencil quilting lines still visible. Excellent Condition 71x72”
$2977 Write check to charity of your choice with my approval

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Photos and stories of Louisa and family, homes and the iconic Brown’s Department Stores are included. John A. Brown was an Oklahoma-based department store chain. begun in 1915 led by John A.  Brown as VP when the Rorabaugh Company acquired Brock's Dry Goods in Oklahoma City, and soon changed its name to Rorabaugh-Brown Dry Goods Co . They also operated successful businesses in Wichita, Hutchinson and Emporia, KS, Guthrie, OK & Decatur, ILL .

The store's original location was in downtown Oklahoma City,  bounded by Harvey and Robinson on the west and east, and Park and Main on the north and south. It opened in the 1930s. The company also operated many other stores throughout Oklahoma at Campus Corner in Norman, Capitol Hill, Quail Springs Mall, Penn Square Mall, and Crossroads Mall in Oklahoma City, as well as Woodland Hills Mall, Utica Square Mall and Promenade Mall in Tulsa.

A.O. Rorabaugh's interest was then acquired by John A. Brown and John H. Dunkin, and the Oklahoma City store then truly became Brown's, "John A. Brown's Department Store." The Rorabaugh interest included a store in Guthrie, "Brown Dry Goods." John A. Brown was a cousin of Kansan O.A. Rorabaugh. John's wife, Della Dunkin Brown, was a sister to John H. Duncan. The Brown-Duncan family came to own and operate the state's finest department. Born near Canton, Ohio, in 1878, John in 1900  moved to Emporia, Kansas, where his cousin, O.A. Rorabaugh, had a small mercantile business, and John began working there as a window trimmer. In Kansas, he got a year of college at Baldwin's Baker University and then returned to Emporia to work in the Rorabaugh store until 1907. While in Guthrie, John A Brown married Della Duncan. After the Browns moved to Oklahoma City, they had two principal elegant residences: 301 N.W. 18th in Heritage Hills pictured, and a 12,000 square foot Spanish Mansion on ten acres at 1601 Guilford Lane, Nichols Hills. Fear fueled with rumors of kidnapping John A Brown in 1933, turned Della into a recluse. She never received credit for her many civic and charitable contributions anonymously given.

While on a trip with his wife, John A. Brown died unexpectedly from heart failure on January 25, 1940, in Rochester, Minnesota. After his death, Della (who was always very active in the business) assumed the management of the store, a role which she retained until her own death in 1967. Also during Della’s tenure, plans were announced for what would become Penn Square Mall in 1955 and Brown's, along with Montgomery Wards, were to be the center's initial anchor tenants. Downtown Civil Rights sit-ins in John A Brown’s began in earnest in 1958 and continued without cessation until June 23, 1961-- the longest single sit-in campaign in the nation. The sit-in was resolved after Brown’s agreed to end bias in the lunchroom, soda fountains, and rest rooms throughout the store.

Della died at 84 years of age. An April 25, 1967, Oklahoman article reported that:  With 1,300 employees, the company ranked as the eighth largest employer in Oklahoma City in a January survey. "Her will placed control of the stores in the hands of two long-time employees, the company lawyer and tax accountant," and it would be up to them to determine Brown's downtown future.

John A. Brown Company sold to Dayton Hudson Corp., a Minneapolis retailer. The store's family name, as well as the John A. Brown Company legacy, came to a final end when Dayton Hudson sold the John A. Brown's properties to Dillards Department Stores, Arkansas, in 1984.

     
6121_feathered_star_small.jpg Antique Quilt 6121
Feathered Star Museum Quality Quilt passed down from Ona McClain born in 1889 and died in 1976 married to Robert born in 1867. They moved from Texas to Enid, Ok and to Oklahoma City. Ona gave her family quilt to her sister-in-law Bonnie Wilkerson who passed it down to her daughter Virgie Pipher Payne George who lived in the same house 50 years just north of the Western Heritage and Cowboy Museum. This was possibly Ona’s grandmother’s wedding quilt made 1850-1900. Bound in watermelon rose calico. Postage size hand piecing. Undulating feather and diagonal hand quilting @ 11-13 st/in. Five of the stars’ red centers are fragile with a couple of holes, major fading. 80x95 $3000- Sale price $1950.

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Antique Quilt 6473
Exquisite 1800s Crazy Quilt in velvets,silks, with plaid silk set blocks. Embroidered with owls, dogs, swans painted and embroidered flowers, initials: W, J LHJ and has a silk ribbon printed with Westport Baptist S.S. which is probably from Westport Baptist Church in Cleveland, OK. Claret colored silk back in excellent condition. Normal fragile silks on front especially along edges. Holes in the set plaid silk that shows a brown wool batting. Staining. 69” x 80”
$495
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Antique Quilt 6507
Turn of the Century Diamond in the Square Crazy Quilt in Velvet and silk 4 1/4” squares with embroidery embellishment using silk ties and dresses from Edmond OK estate of Betty Jo Hulsey (Mrs. Lee) 1932-2014 who died in Lula, Mississippi probably made by her mother or grandmother. Wonky squares and prints. Lots of tiny piecing and embroidery needlework. Hand pieced onto solid cotton and funky calico foundation—not backed. Only found one fragile piece of silk on the fold line. Otherwise Excellent Condition. Great buy at
$495
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Antique Quilt 6508
Turn of the Century Crazy Patch from Betty Jo Hulsey’s Edmond, OK Estate. Mrs. Lee Hulsey died in Lula, Mississippi (1932-2014 )probably made by her mother or grandmother. Hand pieced on white cotton foundation. Great hand embroidery with satin, rayon, silks, cotton floral and whimsical polka dots. Unbacked. Four or five fancy flowers embroidered on velvet. Excellent condition. I couldn’t find any fragile fabrics. 64” x 80” Great buy at
$397
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Antique Quilt 6526
Turn of Century Pine Tree from homesteaded farm in Indian Territory near Marlow, OK by Daisy Robertson’s grandmother Eunice Cox Lee, her sister Nettie Lee Clark and daughter Mate Kelley Singleton Lee. Family history and history included. Homemade vegetable dyes, maybe black walnut hull shells or unstable green. Great modern contemporary art! Hand Baptist fan quilting @ 6-7 st/in. Unused Mint condition 74” x 84” - Additional pictures attached. In order they are U.F. Lee Family (circa 1895), U.F. Lee Family (circa 1928), Texanna (Raney) Lee, Nettie Lee, Bertha Lee, Eunice (Cox) Lee and Bill Lee, Glenn and Mate Kelly (Singleton) Lee Best Regards, Daysie
$595
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Antique Quilt 6548
Wool Log Cabin Dark and Lights made of men’s suiting with pieced wool back from Doris R Benjamin’s (1924-2013) OKC estate probably made by her mother. Doris was born in Arapahoe, NE to Rev Wm and Eliz Roesler and married Brigidare General Phillips. Doris taught in hi school and was an airline stewardess and worked at OU Med Center. WOW Graphic ART! Hand quilting @ 4-5 st/in. Rebound. Some moth damage 69” x 84”
$495
     
Antique Quilt 6636
Signed and Dated Young Man’s Fancy Friendship Quilt. Embroidered in middle “Presented to Miss Lettie Holman by pupils of Love Valley School District 29 of Township 18, Range 8, Kingfisher, County, OK. Embroidered names include: Charlie Julian, Robert Bozarth, Aeie Frishen, Kittie, Arthur and Pearl Honover, Jim Hanover, Ora.L., Alene Bozsarth, James, Sodie and Clydus Mitchell, Fred McCarrel, Ben Lee, Henryetta Starkey, Edith and Earnie Marshall, Teresa McCarty, Katie Buell, Bessie Julian, C.R.L. Mamie and Dannie Lee, Siggie Bozarth, Rossie Marshall, Willie Wilson, Alex Wilson, Charlie Gordon, Bessie Renshaw, Willie, Joe Ben Hanover, Kate and Jamie, Guy Fisher, Anna and Lulu Bondhaven, Ed McCarrel, Arthur and Katie Bondhaven (?). Included with quilt is this photo of the School, article and photo in magazine about Frank Clark, Mayor of Enid, State Senator, Lawyer, Farmer, Philantrophist and founding father of Enid. Also is a 1915 Diary of famous actor Harry Holman maybe brother of teacher recipient of this quilt Miss Lettie Holman and obits of Frank and Louise Rowland Carter’s fabulous documented provenance of celebrity founding fathers of historical significance. Diagonal cross hatch and straight line hand quilting @ 8-9 st/in. Other than minor staining, Mint unused condition. 70” x 81”
$3000 donation to the charity of your choice.
     
Antique Quilt 6659
1860-90s Cactus Basket with Norwegian Rose and shirting prints and popular brown and black calicos from Doris McPhearson’s OKC estate on Twin Lakes probably made by grandmother of Doris’ Mom Ida (Mrs. Carl) Fitzwater in Watonga, OK. Doris was born in 1927 and married to Eugene in 1950 and was a school teacher with degree from Central State University. Obit included. Note says it has a homespun back. Hand pieced and hand straight line quilting @ 8 st/in. Great buy for wonderful historic quilt from 1800s. Two tiny repairs near top binding the size of a pencil head—not noticeable. Otherwise excellent condition. 64” x 71”
$495
     
Antique Quilt 6725
Yellow Pickle Dish from OKC estate. Cheery and bold version of Double Wedding Ring Quilt with miniature hand pieced triangles to mimic a cut glass pickle dish that was gifted to a bride. Smashing Graphic contemporary Art. Museum Quality. Cross hatch hand quilting @ 10-11 st/in. Two patches and one mend, staining, re fragile in one oval. Well loved but still beautiful and dynamite art. Freshly washed. 64: x 82”
$995
     
Antique Quilt 6738
Tumbling Block Mosaic unbacked quilt in silks. Fabulous optical illusion. Each silk piece is hand pieced on diamond foundation of muslin with black in center. Rare work of contemporary modern art. See the windmills? and stars? Few fragile silks. Will back for $100. 68” x 80”
$495
     
Antique Quilt 6792
Turn of Century Crazy Quilt from Bartlesville native Greek Frances Irene Kountoupis DeCaulp’ OKC estate (6-29-24 to 3-24-16) (Mrs. Wilheim Edgar DeCaulp 5-18-20 to 5-2000 from N Little Rock AK) probably made by Irene’s grandmother. Irene’s brother George Kountoupis is a famous watercolor and oil artist and sculptor in Tulsa. Irene is also an Artist. Photo of her portrait painted by George is included. Hand quadruple cable quilting on border and straight line quilting @ 7 st/in Cool print back. Quirky and Fun. Tiny discoloration on edge. Otherwise excellent 88” x 91”
$395
     
Antique Quilt 6794
Blazing Star or Star Burst from Ron and Kay Shaddick’s Edmond estate. Note attached says ” Pieced before 1910 by John Krone’s mother. Dramatic Graphic Art with great early calicos in desirable colors. Hand Baptist Fan quilting @ 5 st/in. Mint Unused condition 70” x 88”
$495
     
Antique Quilt 6800
Tulip Baskets from Sirloin Stockade/Billy Lee Pies and Fred Gangs Restaurant founder William Lee Keele (1924-2009_ born in Jet, OK and graduated from Red Rock, OK Hi School and OSU with degree in animal husbandry. Married Thelma Bettinger in 1947. Photo and Obit included. Possibly made by his or Thelma’s Great Grandmother for a wedding quilt. Museum quality feather wreath, straight line and undulating feather hand quilting @ 11-13 st/in. Washed since photo taken and stains gone. One tiny 1/2” tear mended along outer edge and a little fading, otherwise in excellent condition 71 1/2” x 71 1/2”
$3000
     
Antique Quilt 6882
1840s Ohio Star quilt from Edmond, OK estate of Bruce Collom Dunn, MD Pathologist (1948-2012). Quilt from PA probably made by great great grandmother of his father Samuel Chester or mother Elizabeth Dunn. Bruce was born in Kingsville, TX, graduated from Duke and U of TX with residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Moved to Ponca City and married Kathryn and then Edmond, OK. Photo and obit included. Hand pieced and hand cross hatch and diagonal quilting @ 8-9 st/in. Fabulous 1840s calicos and 5 1/4” border. I examined it when I bought it and it looked perfect except for a few tiny stains. But upon very close examination, I spotted a couple of fragile fabrics. Therefore instead of $4000, I’m sacrificing it at $995 86” x 98” king/qn/full. This is only the third 1840s quilt I’ve had the pleasure of selling in 42 years of business. It’s a rare museum treasure and a great optical illusion and work of art with a priceless striped border.
$995 86” x 98” king/qn/full
     
Antique Quilt 6909
1800s Silk and velvet Honeycomb with velvet 4” border from NW OKC estate. Elegant wall art today, probably originally covered a heavily carved square Victorian grand piano or used as a buggy throw by a honeymooning couple. Beautiful one of a kind museum treasure with great embroidery on borders and on center black hexagons. Black hexagon centers sometimes indicate it was made by a widow in mourning. Silk backing is torn and 8 hexagons are fragile. Otherwise very good condition for 1800s silk. 56” x 63” $395 as is—a bargain for this masterpiece
$395
     
Antique Quilt 6986
All White Whole Cloth Wedding Quilt from Keith Harrelson’s OKC estate probably made by his mother, Mrs. Golen’s mother . Keith was State District Manager of R.K. Black, a government/education specialist in info tech—obituary January 2018 and photo included. Beautiful 1/2” cross hatch and feather wreath and undulating feather hand quilting @ 10 st/in—Museum Quality. Great buy I’m passing along. Freshly washed in Excellent condition 73” x 78”
$295
     

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