Press Releases tagged with American folk art

LADY'S FANCY pattern jacquard coverlet woven by Jaboc Impson, New York State, 1838

ANTIQUE COVERLETS OFFER COLD COMFORT; 175-YEAR OLD HANDWOVEN WOOLS REMAIN ABSOLUTELY USEFUL

Released: December 3, 2014

Who would have thought that a coverlet handwoven 175 years ago would be as durable and as warm today as the day it was made? That’s the bonus of antique blankets and coverlets, they are historic and remain handsome and absolutely usable today despite their remarkable age. What's more, they contribute an individualized look to décor, a visual distinction that elevates their utilitarian purpose. NYC Americana dealer Laura Fisher has a varied collection of overshot coverlets, blankets, double cloth coverlets and jacquard coverlets in various colors that date from the 1830s t...


Spotted Dog, late 19th c.  Maine pattern hooked rug

HOOKED! A SHOW AND SALE OF ANTIQUE HOOKED RUGS AT JOHN SIDELI GALLERY, CURATED BY LAURA FISHER OF FISHER HERITAGE

Released: June 3, 2010

  HOOKED!  WISCASSET DEALER JOHN SIDELI HOSTS HOOKED RUG SHOW FROM LAURA FISHER JUNE 17-JULY 17  In celebration of a much anticipated Maine event this summer - the hooked rug exhibition at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland - New York City dealer/author Laura Fisher has curated a show and sale of related antique hooked rugs at the new Wiscasset gallery of dealer/artist John Sideli. From June 17 through July 17, Sideli's visitors will find great geometric, pictorial and floral hooked rugs from Maine and elsewhere, many of them from the same communities and res...


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