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Two Small Hooked Greenfell Mats

Auction:
2349
Lot:
636
Sold for:
$764$650

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Two Small Hooked Greenfell Mats, Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador, early 20th century, composed of bleached and dyed rayon and silk strips hooked onto a burlap backing, one round depicting a polar bear resting on an ice floe, the bear figure hooked with clipped wool yarn; and a rectangular mat with a howling wolf in the foreground, with crescent moon, cabin, and pine tree in the background, variegated blue border, (light stain on one, minor toning), polar bear dia. 9 7/8, wolf 14 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland, Labrador, Polar Bear, Rayon, Textile arts, Yarn

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