Hooked rug with hearts and flowers

American, possibly Vermont, circa 1890
Cotton and wool, 26 x 43 ½ inches

This classic American hooked rug was designed with refined simplicity. It has a pleasing warm palette of soft pink and blue is set off against a variegated brown field. The composition is centered with flowers flanked by large side-facing hearts and red quadrants in the corners, within borders of wide and narrow multi-colored stripes. This rug comes from one of the finest private collections in the United States.

Found in Vermont; David A. Schorsch and Eileen M. Smiles, Woodbury, CT; Private collection

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