Antique Aubusson Rug, Origin: France, Circa: 1900 - Here is an absolutely beautiful antique rug -- an Aubusson carpet that was originally hand woven by the master rug makers of France some time around the turn of the twentieth century. Antique Aubusson rugs and carpets are among the most storied and the most sought after of all European rug styles. These exciting and distinctly French compositions are often characterized by graceful depictions of lifelike floral details, as well as a general sort of neoclassical aesthetic. This particular example beautifully showcases some of the more important points of the style, making it an especially appealing rug. Bordered by a slate-blue ground and swags of lanceolate leaves, this classic Aubusson rug features a number of France's archetypal tapestry designs, including lush bouquets, delicate pastel shading and architectural scrollwork. Carpets such as this example that articulate the best-known and most representative design elements of a particular region are considered highly desirable by admirers and collectors of antique pieces. A gorgeous rug, this Aubusson is sure to bring an unparalleled level of grace and sophistication to any home.