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

Rugs (34)

Navaho Woven Pictorial Rug with Cow
Finely woven Navaho pictorial rug that is simultaneously detailed and streamlined. Subtle color change shows a corral fence in the distance. Mesas are wonderfully abstracted into geometric forms. Rich, warm colors with punchy red flowers. Measures 32 1/2" wide and 34" tall. Circa 1930; excellent condition.
Dog Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Virginia
Hooked rug with an utterly charming image of a huge hound. Soft colors of the dog are outlined in black. Wonderful huge red nose and piercing green eyes. Professionally mounted on a stretcher that follows the slightly octagonal shape of the rug. Excellent condition; professionally cleaned. Stretcher measures 33 1/2" x 43". Virginia origin; circa 1930.
Concentric Diamonds Hooked Rug; Circa 1920; Pa.
Large and small Concentric Diamonds are repeated in the grid formed by the outline of each shape. Reds sprinkled throughout make this primarily earth toned rug quite lively. Made of wools; excellent condition. Measures 23" x 39 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Diamonds Hooked Rug: Circa 1920
Light and dark Diamonds in shades of tans and browns are highlighted with red centers and frame. Colors are reminiscent of a Navaho weaving. Excellent condition. Measures 38" x 59"; circa 1920.
Horsehead and Good Luck Horseshoes Hooked Rug
Charming hooked rug with a horse head surrounded by four lucky horseshoes. These two literal elements are surrounded by more abstract concentric squares, making for a very pleasing composition. Nice combination of soft and deep colors. Excellent condition; professionally mounted. Horse's eye is a piece of appliqued cotton; rest of the rug is wool. Circa 1920; measures 33" x 38".
Fruit and Floral Wreath Hooked Rug: Circa 1930
This is not the usual Floral Wreath Hooked Rug. The extraordinary concentric striated frames provide an entirely new dimension. In the center, it has a subtly op art effect. Throughout, it adds tremendous dimensionality to the background. The composition of the wreath is also out of the ordinary in that it includes pineapples, grapes and pears in addition to flowers. Excellent condition. Wool; measures 54" x 55". Circa 1930.
Pair of Herringbone Pattern Hooked Rugs
These two visually exciting, unusual Herringbone Pattern Hooked Rugs were certainly made as a pair. I am willing to separate them only because one shows some signs of use while the other does not. Both have a tremendous three dimensional effect. Colors are rich and varied. They are wool; circa 1920. Each measures 35" x 70". Rug on right is sold. Left is $1650.
Mennonite Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Ontario, Canada
Imaginative geometric pattern hooked rug that effectively gives the impression of X's superimposed on concentric rectangles. Wool and cotton. Irregularities in the color of the grid are just that - they are not dirt. Very three dimensional impact. Measures 21 1/2" x 38"; circa 1930. From the Mennonite Frey family in Ontarion, Canada.
Cat Hooked Rug: Circa 1940; Pennsylvania
Incredibly realistic Hooked Rug in the shape of a Cat, seriously guarding her ball. Mounted on board; measures 30" wide and 23" to tip of ears. Repairs to two areas of the green base do not detract from the droll image. Circa 1940; Pennsylvania origin.
Streak of Lightning Hooked Rug
Eye dazzling Streak of Lightning wool hooked rug. Rich, jewel colors; wonderful small scale to the design. Excellent condition; measures 33" x 53".
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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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