Persian Kashan area mat rug depicting American eagle carrying flag with 48 stars, beige ground, dark blue and floral spray main border, secondary shades in red, blue and gold. Wool and cotton, 22" x 21". Central Persia, circa 1930. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Wall Street tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the couture firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with wear to fringe and minor surface grime. Some curling at side borders and very minor red dye run, see upper left corner.
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