Antique American Hooked Rug, circa 1900While antique American hooked rugs are generally appreciated for their homey charm, this unusual example is inspired by the grace and elegance of French Aubusson and Savonnerie carpets. Here the design consists of floating medallion-like sprays or bouquets of flowers in pastel tones set against cool cream ground. The staggered arrangement of this allover repeat design is subtle, like the soft palette, and both recall the decorative sweetness of the French forerunners. The borderless composition adds a subtly modern touch.
Size: 11 ft 06 in x 17 ft 10 in (3.51 m x 5.44 m)