Antique American Hooked Rug 44556
This large area rug features a classic architectural frame with sculpted shells and acanthus leaf flourishes worked with the characteristically nubby carpet hooking stitch.
6 ft (1.83 m)
9 ft (2.74 m)
Hooked Rug, United States of America, Late 19th Century – Here is an exciting and beautifully woven antique carpet – an antique Hooked rug that was woven in the United States of America during the latter years of the nineteenth century. Generally speaking, antique Hooked rugs and carpets are among the relatively small family of artisanal weavings that are primarily American, with some of the very finest pieces being woven in the late nineteenth century in the United States. This large area rug features a classic architectural frame with sculpted shells and acanthus leaf flourishes worked with the characteristically nubby carpet hooking stitch. The large medallion and central bouquet features an enormous variety brightly-colored flowers, red poppies, and ornate greenery on a gently-shaded background. From the floral motifs to the color palette, the design and execution give this carpet a classically American look. A beautiful example of a unique and charming style, this antique hooked rug from the late 19th century United States beautifully communicates some of the finer points of artisanal weaving.