Antique American Ingrain Rug By John Kachel 2629
This lovely John Kachel antique American Ingrain carpet has a lovely allover design of leaves, rosettes, and flowers repeating symmetrically across the soft ivory ground.
Antique American Ingrain Rug by John Kachel, Origin: America, Mid 19th Century – Northeast United States, Circa 1859 Designed by John Kachel – A lovely allover design of red leaves complemented by blue rosettes and star flowers repeats symmetrically across the soft ivory tan ground of this lovely antique American Ingrain carpet. The side borders consist of flowering vases arranged in series, while the upper and lower borders have sprays of roses. despite the variation in motifs across the rug, the piece has strong visual and decorative unity because of the constant alternation between forms in red and blue. The arranged of the field elements also suggests circular medallion like forms in the reserved ivory ground, amplifying the ornamental richness and effect of the piece. The inscription on this antique rug in all four corners states that it was made by John Kachel for Elizabeth Fry in 1859.