Antique French Aubusson Carpet, Origin: France, Circa: Late 19th Century - This absolutely beautiful antique rug -- an antique French Aubusson rug which was woven in France towards the end of the nineteenth century -- is a wonderful example of the traditional French Aubusson rug aesthetics that stress conventional beauty and put tremendous emphasis on finely worked, realistic floral motifs. On this sublime antique Aubusson, entwined sprays of laurel make up a large openwork medallion design with a delicate floral bouquet at its center. Additional branches and vases form a surrounding corolla, enclosed yet again by a border of flowering acanthus scrolls. The palette is as delicate as the design, predominantly cream and tan tones, with touches of gold and green for the vines and pastel lavender for the flowers. Boasting the profound beauty, natural color palette, and realistically rendered floral details that make Aubusson pieces so desirable, this is a truly gorgeous rug.