French Rugs - Antique Carpets from France

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Antique French Rugs - Designers and artists in Francehave influenced individuals around the world. The voguish style of antique French rugs from any era dictated worldwide design trends. This revolutionary nation started the Art Deco style and the first modern design movement, but they also pioneered the elegance of Baroque and Rococo styles. From the Savonnerie carpets and Goblins tapestries commissioned by Louis XIV to the Art Deco rugs created by the first pop-culture designers, it's difficult to find a nation that influenced classic Baroque designs and modern trends as much as France did. The fashions of France are continually evolving, but these spectacular antique French rugs and European tapestries are enduring records of the transformation, making them unique among antique rug origins. The antique tapestry rugs of Aubusson and the fine needlepoint carpets that exude elegance are products of the nation's abiding love for design.

Inventions and technological advances like the Jacquard loom and weaving cartoons based on the art of accomplished painters were all taken in stride. Unlike areas that resist change, French designers live and breathe revolution. This spontaneous creativity produced some of the most iconic styles in history. The floriferous garlands featured in antique Savonnerie and Aubusson carpets are abruptly contrasted by the experimental Art Deco styles that followed. French designers have consistently been willing to break the mold, redefine classicism and develop new styles. These characteristics have helped antique French carpets and tapestries earn an everlasting place in our hearts and homes.

French rugs are known for the stately and elegant Aubusson and Savonnerie designs. The Aubusson is a flat woven rug typically featuring a medallion and a pastel palette. Unlike the Aubusson, the Savonnerie features a thicker pile although it similarly shares the soft colors. Produced from the 17th through 19th centuries primarily for the upper class, French rugs epitomized high design. Typically these rugs are large in size due to their usage in palatial and stately homes.

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83 Rugs Found in French Carpets

Antique French Tapestry Rug 425

Style: Antique Tapestry
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 1 ft 5 in x 2 ft 1 in
          (0.43 m x 0.63 m)
This exquisite little antique French tapestry depictsa scene drawn from classical mythology or allegory.

Antique French Aubusson Tapestry 43910

Style: Antique Tapestry
Origin: French Carpets
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.

Vintage French Tapestry Rug 46561

Style: Antique Tapestry
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 6 ft x 3 ft 6 in
          (1.83 m x 1.07 m)
This spectacularly styled vintage French tapestry features a fantastical naturalistic landscape scene decorated with stylized plants and ornate avian creatures.

Antique French Tapestry Rug 463

Style: Antique Tapestry
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 3 ft 2 in x 3 ft 8 in
          (0.97 m x 1.12 m)
This unique decorative antique French Tapestry is hand-made from fine wool in France.

Vintage French Tapestry 46998

Style: Antique Textiles - An Extensive Collection
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 5 ft 3 in x 3 ft 8 in
          (1.6 m x 1.12 m)
Crafted in France, this vintage tapestry features an abstract cubist composition that explores the unique qualities and attributes of color, line, form and texture.

Vintage Pablo Picasso Rug 46686

Style: Designed By Artists
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 3 ft x 3 ft 8 in
          (0.91 m x 1.12 m)
Designed by the king of abstract modern art, this vintage Picasso art carpet displays a fabulous expressionist portrait with bold brush strokes and dazzling colors.

Vintage Pablo Picasso Rug 46687

Style: Designed By Artists
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 3 ft x 3 ft 10 in
          (0.91 m x 1.17 m)
Modeled after a famous Picasso linocut, this vintage mid-century art carpet captures the playful, provocative style of Picasso's work in a luxurious textile medium.

Vintage Pablo Picasso Rug 46872

Style: Art Deco Rugs
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 3 ft x 4 ft
          (0.91 m x 1.22 m)
Created in France, this vintage Picasso art carpet showcases a stunning textile adaptation of 'The Red Armchair,' which captures the artist's signature style fully.

Vintage French Kilim 46620

Style: Kilims
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 4 ft
          (0.81 m x 1.22 m)
This fabulous vintage French Kilim features an outrageously stylish zebra print pattern rendered in a kitschy-chic combination of sandy ecru and midnight blue.

Vintage French Tapestry Rug by Eevahenna Aalto 47673

Style: Designed By Artists
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 3 ft 5 in x 4 ft 6 in
          (1.04 m x 1.37 m)
A quintessentially modern carpet, this vintage French rug boasts a soothing pallet of blues and violets.

Vintage Deco French Rug 42693

Style: Art Deco Rugs
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 2 ft 9 in x 4 ft 8 in
          (0.84 m x 1.42 m)
Although the color and design are Art Deco, the basic form of the design on this striking piece still relates to the classic Oriental rug medallion design.

Vintage Deco French Rug 42637

Style: Art Deco Rugs
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 2 ft 9 in x 4 ft 8 in
          (0.84 m x 1.42 m)
Although the color and design are Art Deco, the basic form of the design on this striking piece still relates to the classic Oriental rug medallion design.

Antique French Tapestry Rug 2069

Style: Antique Tapestry
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 3 ft 7 in x 4 ft 11 in
          (1.09 m x 1.5 m)
A genre scene of the hunt is the subject of this charming antique French tapestry.

Vintage Paul Klee Rug “Little Drummer Boy” 47112

Style: Continental Rug
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 2 ft 6 in x 5 ft
          (0.76 m x 1.52 m)
This brilliant vintage French art carpet depicts a stunning re-creation of a cutting-edge Paul Klee work known as 'Der Paukenspieler,' which is bold and expressive.

Vintage French Tapestry 46999

Style: Antique Textiles - An Extensive Collection
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 3 ft 7 in x 5 ft
          (1.09 m x 1.52 m)
This fantastical signed tapestry showcases a spectacular abstract expressionist composition with stylized floral figures that have impressive graphic qualities.

Salvador Dali Tapestry – 12 Tribes of Israel 47131

Style: Antique Tapestry
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 4 ft 7 in x 5 ft 2 in
          (1.4 m x 1.57 m)
Designed by Salvador Dali in the early 1970s, this stunning vintage French tapestry has a unique blend of symbolism and surrealism infused with Dali's unique style.

Vintage Deco French Rug 2858

Style: Art Deco Rugs
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 3 ft 5 in x 5 ft 2 in
          (1.04 m x 1.57 m)
This classically Art Deco rug treads the line between decorative abstraction and representation with its suggestion of mountains, rivers, sun and clouds.

Art Deco Rug 45671

Style: Art Deco Rugs
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 3 ft x 5 ft 5 in
          (0.91 m x 1.65 m)
Striking rectilinear compartments and cubist elements bracket the soft oatmeal-colored field of this sophisticated French art deco carpet created circa 1935.

Vintage French Salvador Dali Tapestry Rug 47785

Style: Designed By Artists
Origin: French Carpets
Size: 4 ft 2 in x 5 ft 9 in
          (1.27 m x 1.75 m)
A beautiful piece that is brilliantly representative of Salvador Dali’s unique and powerful style, this vintage tapestry is a unique and exciting work.

Antique Aubusson Carpet 43257

Style: Aubusson Rug
Origin: French Carpets
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.

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