OwnerKim and Melissa L'Estrange
Location QLD
MakerJJ Jackson and Son
Origin queensland
Pattern Animal Skins Pieced
Date1940-1949
Dimensions (H x W in cm)180 x 150

History

The foxes were shot by Harry L'Estrange (1904-1994) on the family property 'Foriston', Meandarra, Queensland before 1945. Foxes were a great problem in the district in the 1940s, killing many lambs. The skins were dried and salted before being sent to JJ Jackson and Son, furriers, in King George Square, Brisbane QLD. The rug has remained in the family first with Harry and Lesley and now with Kim and Melissa L'Estrange. It is not used now. Jacksons had been furriers for 48 years in 1945 and this was the first fox skin rug to include brushes.

Description

Fox skin rug of exceptionally fine skins with brushes incorporated into the design. It is backed with brown felt with traditional stamped scalloped edge.
1800 x 1500mm

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