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Grace and Elliott Snyder
Sold to a private collector
Rare and Important Wool Table Rug
American, circa 1820
Wool with silk appliqués and
embroidery on a wool background
57 x 76 in.
Courtesy of Grace and Elliott Snyder,
South Egremont, MA

With its imitative combination of whimsical spirals, pinwheels, and floral appliqués, this table rug is a testament to the maker’s design sense and skill with a needle. Table rugs of this size and complexity, particularly one that has survived in such wonderful condition, are rare.

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