Handsome antique miniature tobacco felt lynx animal print rug features a lynx sprawled out on a dark red rug decorated with interesting brown, pale green and white geometric patterns.
The rug measures 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" and is marked, "©GLC14", on the bottom front. Made in the early 1900s, it is in very good condition with a couple of small brown spots on the hide, but no fading or wear.
Tobacco flannels or felts were give-aways in packages of tobacco and cigarettes at the turn of the century. Popular designs for these felts were baseball players, flags from various countries, popular colleges and universities and dollhouse rugs. Many of the larger size rugs or flannels featured Native American designs.
Animal prints are harder to find. These rugs could be used in country style dollhouses and rustic cabins made by manufacturers such as Bliss and Schoenhut. The animal prints also work well in studies and libraries.
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