Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts: RugsStella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts: Rugs

Rugs (34)

Hexagons Hooked Rug: Circa 1920
Unusual hooked rug of hexagons filled in with a variety of patterns. It is made of wools; circa 1920. Mounted on a stretcher and ready to be hung either horizontally or vertically. The stretcher is 36" x 73. The rug is in excellent condition. There is a puncture on the foamcore backing that does not go through to the rug.
Recumbent Dog Hooked Rug: Circa 1890; Pa.
A vibrant kaleidoscopic background sets off this charming reclining dog hooked rug. The dog has whimsical yellow paws; ears and nose adding to his unique charm. The initials EG are probably those of the maker. Professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 30 1/2" x 40". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Made of wool; excellent condition.
Cats Hooked Rug; Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
This charming hooked rug shows two cats with a variety of flowers of vastly different sizes and shapes. Soft colors are brightened by the judicious use of red. The rug is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 19" x 30". Pennsylvania origin; late 19th century.
Cats Hooked Rug: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Charming, original pattern hooked rug with four tabby cats. The use of variegated wools effectively gives the look of striped kitties. Pristine condition; circa 1920. Professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 22" x 34". Carlisle, Pennsylvania origin.
Braided and Crocheted Rug: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Softly toned rug combining braiding and crocheting. The use of braided rows at right angles to the crocheted rows creates an interesting design. Made of a huge variety of solid and printed cottons; excellent condition. Professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 25" x 46". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Abstract Hooked Rug: Circa 1920
Long hair abstract hooked rug in wool done on burlap. Soft, muted colors. Deep pile measures 3". Rug is on a stretcher measuring 21" x 61". Rug is in excellent condition but stretcher is a bit flimsy. There would be no loss in removing the rug from the stretcher for much easier shipping. Circa 1920.
Hooked Rug - Octagon Pattern: circa 1920
Hooked rug in an original pattern of a hexagon outlining concentric ovals. Mounted on stretcher measuring 34 1/2" x 36"; excellent condition. Circa 1920.
Circle Hooked Rug: Circa 1930;Pennsylvania
Unusual small square hooked rug with a circle for the pattern. Filled with striations of many colors; excellent condition. Mounted on a stretcher measuring 12 1/2" x 13 1/2". Made of wools; circa 1930. Pennsylvania origin.
Four Patch in Hexagons Hooked Rug: Circa 1930
Unusual hooked rug with Four Patch blocks inside hexagons. Colors are out of the ordinary and perfectly well balanced with a double row of blue/ purples in the center and pinks framing them. Excellent condition; measures 28 1/2" x 46 1/2". Circa 1930.
Circles Hooked Rug: Circa 1930
Original pattern hooked rug of divided circles. Soft, muted colors with a subtly striped background. Excellent condition; one small repair visible on the back. Measures 36" x 41". Wool with cotton binding; circa 1930.
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Stella Rubin has been buying and selling antiques, specializing in American quilts, since 1976. She has sold to most of the major museums in the United States, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Smithsonian Institution; Colonial Williamsburg; The DAR; the International Quilt Study Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

She is the author of Miller's "Treasure or Not: How to Compare and Value American Quilts". In addition to quilts and other textiles, Stella has a secondary specialty in fine design gold and silver jewelry.

During her decades in the antiques business, she has participated in most of America's most prestigious antiques shows including: The Philadelphia Antique Show: The Delaware Antique Show; The Museum of American Folk Art Antique Show and the New Hampshire Antique Show.

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