ARTS & CRAFTS RUG BY GAVIN MORTON BB7805 10'7" × 12'8" $55,000
A hand-knotted wool rug from the early 20th century, in excellent condition. This is a rare Gavin Morton piece with a quintessential of Art & Crafts design. The composition is symmetrical, with an angular central medallion and large stylized wisteria flowers and other tree blossoms scattered throughout a green field. A salmon border and thinner borders abundant in floral elements frame the composition.
British artist Gavin Morton (1867–1954) is perhaps best known for his work as head of the design department for Morton & Co, a Scotland based textile company founded by his uncle Alexander Morton. Over time, Morton & Co aligned itself with the rising Arts and Crafts movement in Great Britain.
ARTS & CRAFTS RUG BY GAVIN MORTON BB7805