April Antique & Vintage Textile Auction
Antique folk art hooked rug measuring 38 x 61 inches. With a tiger in the center flanked by two squirrels. Laura Fisher describes the rug as follows: “Unique to my experience handling antique hooked rugs, this is a striking image from the late 19th century when Americans were being introduced to the exotica of the world. The striped jungle cat, possibly a tiger, reclines on a tree limb and is presented full face forward to compel our attention. Myriad neutral colors in the cat and landscape. Brilliant red and Persian blue punctuate the rug across the top. Well done restoration. An exciting discovery.” In fair condition with deterioration in the burlap along the edges, it has a new backing applied for conservation purposes. This item was part of Laura Fisher’s estate. Laura Fisher was a New York based world renowned quilt expert, dealer and author, and in offering these textiles for sale we hope to honor her legacy of style and scholarship. We do our best to describe all items in detail and provide pictures. If you have any doubt, please ask questions! We will provide extra pictures, or can schedule an in person or video conference preview at your convenience. In house Flat Rate Shipping of $25 is a domestic shipping estimate. We will gladly combine multiple lots for your convenience and economy. Depending on how many lots we can pack, it may cost an additional $5. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.