Carpet Collection

Macculloch Hall’s rug collection was assembled by the Museum’s founder, W. Parsons Todd. He began collecting rugs in the 1920s, when few collectors were paying attention to them and information was scarce. Relying on his taste and instincts, Mr. Todd purchased 65 rugs, ranging geographically from Morocco to China and chronologically from the sixteenth through the early twentieth centuries. Although the collection is not concentrated in any specific group, Mr. Todd built an outstanding collection; he purchased some pieces in poor condition because his priority was a rug’s beauty, rarity, and content.