Vintage linoleum 1930's flooring

Feb 07, 2018. 18:14 UTC
vintage linoleum 1930's flooring
Merilu
United States of America

Category
Rugs & carpets

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

We have a 15x9.1 foot oil cloth rug that we’d like to have appraised. Under the cloth is newpapers dated November 4, 1932 & 1933

Provenance

This item came with our house in the attic

Answered within about 24 hours
Feb 08, 17:59 UTC
By Nora Curl

Fair Market Value

$400 - $1,000 USD

Insurance Value

$1,400 USD
What does this mean?

Although the papers found underneath this large 9.1' x 15' linoleum rug dates to the 1930's; the floor covering itself is from about 1915. Linoleum is a canvas backing that is coated in linseed oil and cork. These were popular for flooring in the first half of the 20th century, especially in the US. The leading manufacturer was Congoleum. Yours is done to look like a wool Oriental or Persian carpet. The estimate is based on actual recent past auction sales of comparables.

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