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"Apple Tree Farm" Hooked Rug

1991.1525 (RS35200)

Description

Of rectangular form, patterned with a house flanked by flowers and two trees, flowerheads at the corners and above and below the house. It is worked in a polychrome wool, on a abrashed brown, black ground, with a narrow blue border an a foundation an old fire bag.

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Label
When the Littles began collecting, hooked rugs were believed to be appropriately ancient. In fact, as Nina later learned, most were made in the late nineteenth century. Even so, she was pleased to note that fifty years after she had collected a number of them, they “still give comfort to the feet and pleasure to the eye.” This is one of the first hooked rugs the Littles purchased, bought in Marblehead, Massachusetts, in 1938.
Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
Stenciled on the back on the linen foundation of an old fire bag, is written: JDP .
Location of origin
New England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
linen (material)
shirring
wool (textile)
Object type
Floor Coverings
Descriptive terms
linen (material)
Rug
rugs
shirring
wool (textile)
Dimensions
33 x 58 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1525
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3034

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