Saturday, December 30, 2017

Antique Hooked Rugs and Stools

It has been a while since I posted rugs found on auction sites so figure it is time.  The two horses and two birds rug below was hooked by Cecile Perrault of Montreal Canada.  This first photo is of the front.
With the rug flipped over you can see the original colors.  Since there is no sign of binding tape I'm guessing the foundation was folded over and hooked thru all layers of backing up to the edge since there doesn't seem to be any framing involved.
The same person hooked Wolves Howling at the Moon.  Below is the faded front  of the rug. 
And now the more colorful unfaded back.
A folky horse with stylized fountain hooked late 19th century New England.  Love the horse, blocks of color as well as the faded and soiled areas.  
A wonderfully primitive rug with crows and lollipop flowers.  Looks like it was a well used rug.
Below is a lovely floral with interesting border hooked 1851.  The description said "wool threads on plaid wool".
As promised a couple foot stools.  Below is a naive sheep hooked footstool from 19th century.
And last, a cricket style footstool hooked around 1850 New England.  Nice rich colors for it to be that old.
Enjoy your evening and try to stay warm in this ridiculously frigid winter.  



  1. I'm not a huge crow fan, but that one "speaks to me" for some reason. Also, the last little foot stool is amazing! What treasures.

  2. Thanks for the rug show. It's hard to believe they are still in great condition after all these years.
    Happy New Yer.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. Great rugs, a few I haven't seen before.


  4. Happy new year, saundra!!
    Thanks for ur blogs all year,,, so enjoy them!!
    Lovely mats,,, thanks,,,,

  5. Hi Saundra,
    Always love your rug shows!! I haven't seen these before and really love the one with the crows, as well as the last footstool!!
    Our mornings are chilly for us here....39 degrees, but later today it will be in the low 70's! Crazy, isn't it? I change clothes all day long, it seems!!
    Happy New Year, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~

  6. Great show!! I live the floral, and how unusual that it was signed the way a sampler would be!!


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