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Rectangular hand hooked and shirred rug with central oval enclosing a three masted ship in blue, red and brown on white. Oval is surrounded by leaves and red flowers with a blue scalloped border. Unbound.
Emily and Elise Tyson enjoyed collecting a variety of objects such as antique furniture, dolls, and glass. Folk art, particularly decorative items and textiles worked by women, was a favorite collectible of the women. Examples of this interest are the many hooked rugs that can be seen throughout the house. The rugs vary from patterned imitations of floral and Oriental-style rugs to whimsical depictions of animals and sailing ships. Little is known about who made the rugs or where the women acquired them but, no doubt, they came from a variety of sources and were acquired during the years Emily and Elise summered at the house.
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),
50 1/4 x 31 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
Title SERVICE: Reproduction Hooked Rug Accession Number 2019.4.1
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