March 29, 2010 , The Thomas A. Gray Collection
Important bias shirred rug
with barnyard animals, tweed-textured saddled pony with a chicken below, spotted dog to each side, abstract fruit and flower border, vegetable-dyed wool on homespun linen, cotton ticking backing, vibrant colors, New England, mid 19th century, 53 x 33-1/2 in.
Velcro strips to attach to board backing, slight fading, scattered repairs especially to areas above each dog, wear, grime, wear and losses to binding, not examined under backing.
Lot Notes: Illustrated in Joel and Kate Kopp, American Hooked and Sewn Rugs, revised edition, E.P. Dutton, Inc., New York City, 1985, p. 35. A copy of this book accompanies the lot.
America Hurrah Antiques, New York, 1992
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
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