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Rugs

Object Number: 
1937.586
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wool, burlap
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 1/2 x 76 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 100.3 x 194.3 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular woolen hooked rug with uncut pile and burlap foundation; floral motif with three large red roses on beige ground enclosed in oval frame with red-outlined leaves; outer edge with rectangular border enclosing abstract corner motifs in light brown outlined in red on black ground.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this hooked rug was probably made in New England in the mid-nineteenth century and adapted from the "Lily Beauty" pattern. It was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group