Antique Wool Blanket 1920s Scenic Lynx in Tree Wall Hanging Sleigh Lap Cover

$250.00

Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is an old wool blanket woven with a scene of two Lynx cats standing on a tree branch.  The scene is visible on both sides, although the colouring is more realistic on one side, obviously meant to be the display side.  Please view my photos, which show both front and back sides.  I haven’t been able to find a similar example anywhere.  After consulting with a number of vintage professionals, we’ve determined this to most likely date to the 1920s.  Although this looks somewhat like a Chase or Stroock carriage blanket, it is double the size and constructed differently, without horsehair.  Still, it is possible that this was meant to be used as a sleigh or car blanket, but it could also have been made for wall display or even just for a bed.  It measures 62” by 88” and weighs 5 lbs and 9 oz.  The blanket is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, just a little edge wear - please ignore the turned corners in the photos, I just didn’t have a large enough photo area to lay the blanket flat.  The blanket is woven in tones of green, brown and beige and finished with green rayon fabric at either end.  Please view my close-up photos of the weave - this is beautifully constructed. Unusual wool blanket featuring a wonderful wild woods themed scene - this is a great decorative accent for a designer cabin!