This charming rug depicts three roosters in profile. It is made of cottons; circa 1930. The front is in excellent condition. The backing has some stitched reinforcements along the binding. They are not visible on the front. Measurements are 22" x 39". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
This Hit or Miss hooked rug combines an open center pattern framed by a more structured border. The huge variety of colors makes it adaptable to virtually any environment. The rug measures 70" x 85". It appears to be in un-used condition. It was made by Elda Dickey of Portage, Pennsylvania; circa 1930.
This charming braided cat rug would be equally happy on a floor or wall. It is made of heavy wools and should be sturdy enough to be suitable on a floor. Measurements are 34" x 47" to the top of the ears. It is in excellent condition.
This hooked rug is made to look like the Log Cabin pattern usually associated with quilts. One can see this rug in several ways; there are five light and dark blocks; pinwheels and hourglasses. Lights and darks are well placed to give lots of movement. It is mounted on a stretcher measuring 40" square. Made of wools; circa 1920. Ex- Barbara Johnson collection.
Concentric Frames hooked and clipped rug. Made with a huge variety of solid and printed, cotton and wool fabrics. Measures 32" x 40"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930 ( with many earlier fabrics as well).
Softly toned rug combining braiding and crocheting. The use of braided rows at right angles to the crocheted rows creates an interesting design. Made of a huge variety of solid and printed cottons; excellent condition. Professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 25" x 46". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Lovely Hit or Miss hooked rug with a braided border. Nice distribution of lights and darks. All wool; excellent condition. Mounted on a stretcher measuring 26 1/2" x 38 1/2". Massachusetts origin; circa 1930.
Unusual small square hooked rug with a circle for the pattern. Filled with striations of many colors; excellent condition. Mounted on a stretcher measuring 12 1/2" x 13 1/2". Made of wools; circa 1930. Pennsylvania origin.
Unusual hooked rug with Four Patch blocks inside hexagons. Colors are out of the ordinary and perfectly well balanced with a double row of blue/ purples in the center and pinks framing them. Excellent condition; measures 28 1/2" x 46 1/2". Circa 1930.
This small braided rug was done by the Lancaster County Amish. Would look equally good on a table, wall or floor. Wool; measures 22" in diameter. Excellent condition; circa 1930.
Original pattern hooked rug of divided circles. Soft, muted colors with a subtly striped background. Excellent condition; one small repair visible on the back. Measures 36" x 41". Wool with cotton binding; circa 1930.
Finely woven Navaho pictorial rug that is simultaneously detailed and streamlined. Subtle color change shows a corral fence in the distance. Mesas are wonderfully abstracted into geometric forms. Rich, warm colors with punchy red flowers. Measures 32 1/2" wide and 34" tall. Circa 1930; excellent condition.
Hooked rug with an utterly charming image of a huge hound. Soft colors of the dog are outlined in black. Wonderful huge red nose and piercing green eyes. Professionally mounted on a stretcher that follows the slightly octagonal shape of the rug. Excellent condition; professionally cleaned. Stretcher measures 33 1/2" x 43". Virginia origin; circa 1930.
Unusual Nine Patch Hooked Rug that is more like a quilt pattern than that of a rug. Made of fairly heavy wools and hooked (or shirred?)in an unusual way that makes the texture look like brain matter. Cleverly composed so that the rust colored squares both outline the Nine Patches and are repeated to form corner blocks. Rich colors; pristine condition. Measures 26 1/2" x 65". Circa 1930.
This is not the usual Floral Wreath Hooked Rug. The extraordinary concentric striated frames provide an entirely new dimension. In the center, it has a subtly op art effect. Throughout, it adds tremendous dimensionality to the background. The composition of the wreath is also out of the ordinary in that it includes pineapples, grapes and pears in addition to flowers. Excellent condition. Wool; measures 54" x 55". Circa 1930.
Imaginative geometric pattern hooked rug that effectively gives the impression of X's superimposed on concentric rectangles. Wool and cotton. Irregularities in the color of the grid are just that - they are not dirt. Very three dimensional impact. Measures 21 1/2" x 38"; circa 1930. From the Mennonite Frey family in Ontarion, Canada.
Incredibly realistic Hooked Rug in the shape of a Cat, seriously guarding her ball. Mounted on board; measures 30" wide and 23" to tip of ears. Repairs to two areas of the green base do not detract from the droll image. Circa 1940; Pennsylvania origin.
Mary Had a Little Lamb charmingly depicted in a hooked rug. Mary shown in profile like the Sunbonnet Sue of quilts. Interesting that Mary's lamb is sheared; the legs are a fuzzier wool than the body. Pristine condition; measures 16" x 23". Pennsylvania origin.