"Apple Tree Farm" Hooked Rug

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-3034

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

rugs
linen (material)
shirring
wool (textile)
Rug
Rug

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.

Inscription

Stenciled on the back on the linen foundation of an old fire bag, is written: JDP .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New England

Object Type

Floor Coverings

Dimensions

33 x 58 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1525

Places

Probably