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Fabulous Late 19th C Hooked Rug with Cat

Fabulous Late 19th C Hooked Rug with Cat

This rug is one of the nicest I've had the privilege to own in that the colors are very desirable: browns, blacks, grays, pale mustards and a little bit of pale blues here and there.

Measuring 26 inches high by 39 inches wide, it is made of wool/gabardine strips hooked on burlap. It is very reminiscent of that iconic Frost pattern cat we are all so familiar with found lazing on a rug, but it is there that the resemblance to the Frost pattern ceases. The border is bold and almost abstract, instead of leaf and vine or flower-strewn. At first the gray masses fool the eyes (from a distance) into thinking they are lots of mice dancing around old Tabby. But upon closer investigation, you see that they are purely decorative little gray puffs, almost cloudlike in appearance. Tabby, herself, is wonderfully executed in both color and style. The rug she sits on, quite wonderful as well.

If this, indeed, did start life as a Frost pattern, the artist who did this decided to execute her own hand and did a remarkable job.

It is professionally mounted by Ken and Kathy Wilson, and is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or repairs.

A superb piece of folk art, this rug adds stunning presence to wherever it is displayed.

Price: $1650

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Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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