Lot # 766
Lefkowitz Collection, Aug 3, 2007
RARE AMERICAN YARN SEWN, SHIRRED AND CREWEL EMBROIDERED WOOL TABLE RUG. PROBABLY NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1800.
Sold: $29,000 ($25,000)
With fl owers and exotic birds worked in yarn on dark olive-green twill ground, within fl oral meander border with fringes. Mounted on a stretcher. Approximately 34 x 68 inches with fringes Provenance: Grace and Elliott Snyder, South Egremont, Massachusetts Literature: See Jessie Armstead Marshall, Bed Rugs, 18th and Early 19th Century Embroidered Bed Covers, pl. 9, for a related example. Est. $25,000-40,000 AUGUST 4, 2007 116