Antique Axminster Rug 2409
A floral design antique English medallion Axminster carpet showcases a pattern of scrolling cartouches filled with graceful naturalistic sprays of carnations and garlands of pansies.
Floral English Antique Axminster Rug, Origin: England, Circa: 1900 – This gorgeous antique Axminister rug was created around the year 1900 and has a distinctive Victorian look and feel. Its floral pattern is refined, and it has colors that are romantic and dreamy. Everything about it points to a simpler and more elegant time.
Axminister carpets are in a style that was developed in England as an answer to the neoclassical lines of French Aubusson and Savonnerie carpets. However, these English counterparts used pastel colors and have a softer tone. The pictorial designs are realistic and reflect the painting styles of the time. They use extensive shading, including highlights, mid-tones, and shadow, to create a realistic appearance. The designs are surrounded by elaborate framing and have formal symmetry that creates balance and repetition. The framing used in the carpet is reminiscent of the styles found on elaborate picture frames of the time and other room accessories.
Of course, this carpet would be the perfect addition to a historic home from the early twentieth century or late 1800s. However, it would also create a delightful and elegant touch for any modern interior, too. This is the perfect carpet for a formal dining room, conversation area, or to create a formal library.
This is an important piece for the collector or interior designer who needs a piece that reflects elegance and grace. At the time when this piece was created, Axminister carpets were some of the most desirable pieces in the world, and an antique piece such as this one is an impressive find. English Axminister carpets were produced for the elite of the society and make the perfect complement for a country estate or city penthouse. This piece is a beautiful reflection of refined taste and elegance for your home or office.