Folk Art

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Weekly Auction & Show Ads: Oct. 31-Nov. 30, 2012

AntiqueTrader.com features select half- and full-page ads from the print magazine, extending our promise to help our customers find new customers. In this space you’ll see fresh updates to the latest antiques auctions, shows and events. Weekly Auction & Show Ads: Oct. 31 – Nov. 30, 2012

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Crowell great blue heron decoy earns $31,050

An extremely rare miniature great blue heron made by renowned American carver A. Elmer Crowell (1862-1952) sold for $31,050. It was an auction record for a Crowell miniature, breaking the previous mark set about five minutes earlier, when the lot immediately preceding the blue heron – an American egret standing 8 1/2 inches tall...

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How to clean and care for hooked rugs

When the experts were asked for advice for the care and display of hooked rugs, they came up with a list of tips anyone can follow to clean antique hook rugs. Without exception, avoid the vacuum cleaner; use a manual carpet sweeper or a broom. One expert advises: "“If you want a rug for...

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Wool Art: Antique hooked rugs move from the floor to the wall

Beginning about a century-and-a-half ago, men and women created hooked rugs to warm their hearths and homes. Wool rug hooking is thought to have begun in Canada’s easternmost provinces and in the Northeast United States. These folk art floor coverings, which were originally made to cover dirt floors, were fashioned out of ingenuity and...