Antique French Aubusson Rug 44477
European and Asian designs converge in this exceptional 18th century Aubusson carpet decorated with a strong repeating pattern and bold Bohemian colors.
Antique French Aubusson Rug, Origin: France, Circa: 18th Century – Woven during the 18th century, this outstanding shabby chic antique carpet features an innovative repeating pattern woven in a striking combination of colors that remain modern today. Oxidized mustard yellow panels set over a handsome burgundy background cover the field using a clever staggered arrangement that maximizes the patterns impact. Formal corbels woven in a steely smoke gray enclose the panels and isolate the symmetric medallions that feature symmetric palmettes with well-defined petals woven in a combination of taupe and cerulean blue. Curving vine-scrolls woven in a formal combination of ivory and golden-yellow feature weighted tendrils incorporating influences from India and Asia. This outstanding Aubusson rug includes cutout medallions, ornate highlights borrowed from the illuminated writings of Medieval Europe and delicate intertwining architectural details that French textile houses are renowned for.