Aubusson Rugs and Antique Carpets From France

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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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19 Rugs Found in Aubusson Rug

Antique Aubusson Carpet 43257

Style: Aubusson Rug
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 Rug
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 Aubusson Carpet 43802

Style: Aubusson Rug
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 Aubusson French Rug 43792

Style: Aubusson Rug
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 Aubusson French Rugs 44477

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

Antique Aubusson French Carpet 43638

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 3 ft 10 in x 9 ft 8 in
          (1.17 m x 2.95 m)
This opulent rug from Aubusson features a lush landscape scene with an exotic tree, symbolic bird and castle emerging from the distance.

Antique Aubusson French Carpets 43631

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

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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 Carpets 43641

Style: Aubusson Rug
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 Aubusson Carpet 46486

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 9 ft 10 in x 14 ft
          (3 m x 4.27 m)
Drawn in a bucolic neoclassical style, this artful antique Aubusson rug features a stunning naturalistic composition full of lush plants and playful creatures.

Antique Aubusson Rug 43632

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 16 ft 2 in x 17 ft 9 in
          (4.93 m x 5.41 m)
On this sublime antique Aubusson, entwined sprays of laurel make up a large openwork medallion design with a delicate floral bouquet at its center.

Antique Aubusson French Rugs 43633

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 17 ft 3 in x 20 ft 10 in
          (5.26 m x 6.35 m)
On this remarkably delicate antique Aubusson a central medallion is surrounded by a larger oval frame of garlands and festoons.

Antique Aubusson Rugs 43636

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 12 ft x 21 ft
          (3.66 m x 6.4 m)
A grand, flower-filled cartouche medallion of roccoco scrolls hovers amidst a rich lavender field on this unusually lavish antique Aubusson.

Antique Aubusson French Rug 43646

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 17 ft 5 in x 21 ft 1 in
          (5.31 m x 6.43 m)
A floral medallion defined by sinuous rococo scrolls floats majestically within an ivory field on this classic French Aubusson.

Antique Aubusson Rug 2045

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 12 ft x 21 ft 6 in
          (3.66 m x 6.55 m)
On this luxuriant antique Aubusson carpet from France a grand ivory frame with six oval cartouches has garlands that sway into a delicately latticed field.

Antique Aubusson French Rug 43643

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 19 ft 6 in x 21 ft 9 in
          (5.94 m x 6.63 m)
An openwork circular medallion sits amidst a subtle diamond lattice ground on this elegant antique Aubusson.

Antique Aubusson Carpets 43634

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 11 ft 5 in x 23 ft 6 in
          (3.48 m x 7.16 m)
An allover design of rose stems repeats across the ivory field of this supremely elegant antique Aubusson.

Antique Aubusson Carpet 45465

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 21 ft x 31 ft 9 in
          (6.4 m x 9.68 m)
Floral bouquets, architectural medallions and delicately shaded acanthus leaf scrolls create an elegant feminine visage for this antique French Aubusson rug.

Antique French Aubusson Carpet 46451

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 18 ft x 34 ft 6 in
          (5.49 m x 10.52 m)
With its palatial proportions and irresistible neutral hues, this ravishing antique Aubusson carpet exemplifies the precise baroque style that flourished in France.

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