Aubusson Rugs and Antique Carpets From France

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Collection of Aubusson Rugs and Antique Carpets From France

Aubusson Rugs - Aubusson is a town on the Creuse River in central France. It has been famed for its carpets as well as Tapestries since the 15th century. Antique Aubusson rugs made in tapestry technique are among the most elegant and luxurious antique floor coverings. The true date when the production of flat woven tapestry Aubusson carpets in France began is not known. With that said, examples of Aubusson carpets with Rococo designs have led most of us in the field to speculate that it probably began in during the mid 18th century when the taste for Oriental rugs started to shift in favor of European design. We do know that Louis the XV, Louis the XVI and Napoleon the I had all ordered flat woven Aubusson carpets (the latter two ordering far more than the former).

A 1786 inventory lists more than one hundred Aubusson carpets at the palace of Versailles and a 1789 inventory of all royal palaces describes a great many more. The fact that Aubusson carpets were easier to manufacture is the leading reason why so many rugs from this manufacturer were ordered by the aristocracy for their castles and chateaux enabling them to custom make rugs for unusually large spaces in a fraction of the time it would take to weave in pile (all the time maintaining the beauty, grace, elegance and aesthetic appeal which was demanded by the ruling class at the time). With their grand designs of frames and cartouches hung with garlands, they have a clear, Neo-classical almost architectural monumentality and soft coloration reminiscent of Greco-Roman decorative arts. These qualities still establish Aubusson rugs as one of the more effective alternatives in traditional interior decor.

Antique Aubusson Rugs - Rich in history and armed with a timeless appeal, Aubusson carpets been sought after by the leading interior designers as well as consumers for decades. As a side note, the fact that these carpets were commissioned for and by the aristocracy explains why they are far more abundant in larger sizes, more so than any other type of rug. To elaborate, Aubussons are rarely found in smaller "scatter" sizes, the ruling class always desired to convey an impression of grandness, so rather than splitting up the room with a number of smaller pieces, they opted to fill the entire room, to be viewed not only as a decorative floor covering, but rather as a grand and graceful work of art to be admired by all who enter.

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20 Rugs Found in Aubusson Rugs

Antique French Aubusson Tapestry 43910

Style: Tapestries
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 5 ft 8 in x 2 ft 3 in
          (1.73 m x 0.69 m)
This beautiful English tapestry design is the epitome of elegance.

Antique French Aubusson Carpet 43257

Style: Aubusson Rugs
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 6 ft
          (0.91 m x 1.83 m)
This charming antique rug from Aubusson features a triple medallion pattern framed by a series of ornate borders.

Antique Aubusson French Carpets 43796

Style: Aubusson Rugs
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 6 ft 7 in x 6 ft 7 in
          (2.01 m x 2.01 m)
Woven with a harmonious combination of warm and cool tones, this charming Aubusson rug features a central cameo medallion and prominent floral frame.

Antique French Aubusson Carpet 43802

Style: Aubusson Rugs
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 5 ft 3 in x 7 ft 10 in
          (1.6 m x 2.39 m)
This elegant Aubusson carpet features a bouquet of tropical flowers and classic specimens arranged in a casual composition over the soft ecru field.

Antique French Aubusson Rug 43792

Style: Aubusson Rugs
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 7 ft 6 in x 8 ft
          (2.29 m x 2.44 m)
Woven with soft, mellow colors, this French tapestry rug features a formal medallion and harmonious flower bouquets.

Antique French Aubusson Rug 44477

Style: Aubusson Rugs
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 6 ft 4 in x 8 ft 3 in
          (1.93 m x 2.51 m)
European and Asian designs converge in this exceptional 18th century Aubusson carpet decorated with a strong repeating pattern and bold Bohemian colors.

Antique Large Scale Design French Aubusson Carpet 47526

Style: Aubusson Rugs
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 7 ft 5 in x 8 ft 4 in
          (2.26 m x 2.54 m)

Antique French Aubusson Rug 43631

Style: Aubusson Rugs
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 9 ft 7 in x 10 ft 5 in
          (2.92 m x 3.17 m)

Sale:

  • $13,500.00
Woven with a dramatic chestnut-brown field and with contrasting floral accents, this exceptional carpet from Aubusson incorporates a unique combination of European and French elements.

Antique Aubusson French Carpet 43641

Style: Aubusson Rugs
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 9 ft 8 in x 12 ft 7 in
          (2.95 m x 3.84 m)
This arresting antique Aubusson preserves a tradition of design originating in the court workshops of Louis the XIV.

Antique French Aubusson Carpet 3086

Style: Aubusson Rugs
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 9 ft 4 in x 13 ft 2 in
          (2.84 m x 4.01 m)
This elegant antique Aubusson carpet from France has a grand cartouche medallion and scrolled border in the Rococco tradition.

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