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Vibrant Ross Hooked Rug, Lion and Palm; c 1890

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This is a superb example of the hooked rug pattern generally attributed to E.S. Frost & Company. Although Frost did have a lion pattern, it was substantially different and less complex than the Lion and Palm pattern designed by Ebenezer Ross, which is the one offered here. This particular rug is also done in a beautiful and uncommon combination of colors. Notice the striped motif along the bottom, mirroring a tiger or zebra pattern.

It measures approximately 61 1/2 inches by 33 inches, and is in excellent condition. It is clean, with bright colors, and there are no tears, holes, or pulls. Since the back is covered by what is probably the original striped mattress ticking, I could not tell if there were any repairs, but from the front it does not appear that there were. I mention all the above only in the interests of accuracy since the appearance of the rug is fantastic.