08-11-2012 08-12-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2608M Marlborough
August 11, 2012 10:00AMCalender
74C

Two Shaker Woven Silk Rag Rugs and a Blue and White Woven Cotton Area Rug

$356$300
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2608M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 11, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Two Shaker Woven Silk Rag Rugs and a Blue and White Woven Cotton Area Rug, Mount Lebanon, New York, or Hancock, Massachusetts, late 19th century, composed of multicolored strips of silk having a variegated stripe pattern, with silk warp threads, (one with minor losses), 39 x 75 and 35 1/2 in. x 8 ft. 4 in.; and a blue and white woven cotton rug woven in a geometric pattern, (toning, wear, losses, stains), 13 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 2 in.
Estimate $600-800

The smaller silk rug has losses to both the warp threads and the silk weft in a few areas. The large area rug is very stained and the blue is unevenly faded. It may have been in storage for quite some time.

Keywords

Hancock, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon, Massachusetts, Carpet, Persian carpet, Persian rugs, Silk, Tapestries