American Furniture & Decorative Arts
Yarn Sewn Rug, Sarah Colburn, Lowell, Massachusetts, dated 1836, the rug sewn in green, red, blue, white, and brown yarns, depicting a central eagle with a banner in its mouth "E PLURIBUS UNUM," with red- and white-striped shield as its chest, and arrows and olive branches clutched in its talons, flanked by baskets of flowers each with a perched bluebird, the maker's initials and date "SC1836" within a rectangular reserve at left, all surrounded by a floral and leafy border, tasseled fringe, (imperfections and repairs),33 x 69 in.
Provenance: Descended in the family of the maker.
losses and repairs mostly to right edge, other repairs to upper and lower left corners, minor losses to lower edge.
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