Rug, “La Salle Wilton” Pattern, ca. 1928
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Yale University Art Gallery as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.
In this rug by major American manufacturer Bigelow-Hartford Carpet Company traditional French designs of a floral wreath and basketwork patterning have been flattened and abstracted for the modern consumer. As a result of market research, the company began to offer rugs such as this one in modest sizes to suit apartment living.
It is credited
Lent by Yale University Art Gallery, John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959, 2010.158.12.
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Its dimensions are
68.58 x 137.16 cm (27 x 54 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.