An Impressive Room Size And Red Color Background Antique American Hooked Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique American Rugs, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This regal predominantly red and blue antique American hooked rug was woven in the early 20th century. Rug hooking started in England around Yorkshire in the early 19th century. The craft spread to the USA. In addition, antique hooked rugs were an important part of Victorian interior design. Their popularity lasted until sometime in the late 1920’s. These iconic antique American rugs were an important craft during the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century.
This exquisite antique room size rug from America is reminiscent of the work produced during the late Victorian era. This design style experienced a revival in the early 1920’s. The high contrast colors are characteristic of Victorian design sensibilities. The medallion design in the middle, as well as the level of detail, also reflect this period in American design.
This antique carpet is beautifully balanced both in design and color. The brilliant red creates a vibrant contrast against the blues and creams. Subtle grays, greens, and other pastels create detail in the floral motifs in a central medallion and border that surrounds the field. The design is segmented into three distinctive areas. The center features a central medallion in blue surrounded by intricate scroll work. The scroll work border around the outer portion of the field serves as a point of contrast against the geometric main border.
This is a remarkable antique American hooked rug, both in color and design. It also stands out as an excellent example of the rug hooking that was produced in the early part of the 20th century. This rug is beautiful, and it is an excellent piece for any early 20th century collection. It would work well with traditional decor and antiques, or perhaps in a grand Victorian home.