Yes, it is time for some old rugs to strut their stuff. I make no secret that I love antique rugs. What does surprise me is that often they will fetch more money hooked on burlap than we rug hookers can get for our hard work hooked on linen or other more sturdy foundation.
A recently found Black Cat chair pad measuring 14 x 14.5 and said hooked in the 1900s. Even tho a little worse for wear is still beautiful.
Bird perched on branch with hit and miss border hooked early 20th century measures 26 x 38 and from a private collection.
This floral with scrolls had no other information on it. I do love that blotchy background.
I've had this Heart rug photo for a while and thought about saving it until next February for Valentine's Day but changed my mind. It was hooked late 19th century and measures 23 x 46. Questions running thru my mind are: was it hooked by Esther Philip for her mother, is the mother's name Esther Philip, or did the mother hook it for a couple named Esther and the male named Philip? All sorts of combinations you could make of this and I don't know the answer. So, Robin, will this keep you awake all night?
An oval rug with basket, flowers and hooked pastel colors. Dimensions are 26 x 37.
Not a very good picture, sorry, Central Flower with buds extending outward was hooked late 19th or early 20th century. No size was mentioned.
Oh be still my heart. Now this is what I call a very naive primitive hooked rug. No date but think the photo says it all. If not old the person who hooked it did one hell of a job of hooking it to look antique. Dimensions are 14 x 36.
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Hope these oldies have refreshed your creative juices or at least provided a little entertainment as we are still sequestered in our modest homes.