43920 Antique Hooked Rug, United States, late nineteenth century - This exceptional piece has all the folksy charm for which antique American hooked rugs are prized, yet it also reflects sophisticated European design as well. The large central medallion filled with flowering garlands and butterflies is inspired by late nineteenth century French Aubusson carpets, as are the rose bouquets in the four corners of the field. Also in keeping with the French prototypes, a simple striated band serves as an understated border. The palette of warm ivory and soft earth tones with its sparing red accents provides the perfect complement for the restrained yet dynamic design.
Size: 9. ft 09 in x 11 ft 08 in (2.97 m x 3.56 m)