SOLD 19th c. Hooked Rug with a Modern Aesthetic

When it comes to home décor, I love nothing better than “mixing it up” — pairing a cushy contemporary sofa with early kilim rugs, a mid-century modern Danish arm chair, a massive French subway poster, self-taught and outsider art, and versatile antiques like this late 19th century hook rug. With its geometric pattern, subtle color scheme and excellent workmanship, it’s a great choice for a period, country or modern home.

Collected in Illinois, the 49-1/2” x 28-1/2” wool rug is mounted as found on a simple make-do painted wood frame. The back side of the rug has areas of residue that appear to be from some kind of adhesive. As the photos show, the front is in good to excellent condition with no holes or stains and minor wear along some of the edges.

But with its intricate patterning and sophisticated palette, what this piece really has going for it is strong graphic appeal.


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