Recently found a few old rugs, one of which gave me a chuckle and that one will be further down in the post.
Here is a quite busy hit and miss pictorial rug circa 1900 which was found in Lancaster, PA. It measures 36 x 78 and from the estate of Laura Fisher. I believe that would be the Laura Fisher of quilt and antiques fame.
The framed Cottage hooked rug was dated between 1850-1899 by the dealer. The hooked piece is nice but personally don't find hooked rugs framed like this very appealing. It looks out of place somehow ~ unnatural.
Perhaps they thought it would preserve the hooking but that could have been accomplished without a gilded wooden frame. Below is a close-up view of the back and the gold hooked part of the cottage.
Love this Stag hooked late 19th early 20th century. It is a Canadian rug and no dimensions were provided. Me loves those blotchy backgrounds!!!
Here is the back of view of the rug.
Another rug from the estate of Laura Fisher is the Boy eating Watermelon which measures 26 x 40. It was hooked around 1930.
Have heard spring is here but I'm wearing a turtleneck and sweatshirt. What gives? I've got to have my back deck washed and sealed but the temps haven't been warm enough for consecutive days for me to do that.