Extremely Elegant Oversized Antique French Aubusson Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique French Carpets, Circa Date: Mid 19th Century – This opulent antique French Aubusson rug in a Rococo or Late Baroque style looks as if it belongs in another time and place. Was created in the mid-19th century when Europe and America were in the grips of the romantic period and a Rococo revival. The Rococo style is a highly ornamental style that was popular almost one hundred years before this piece was created. It was made popular by the lavish styles of the French court and soon spread throughout all of Europe and the new world.
The Rococo Revival took particular hold in America, and an authentic piece from France was especially treasured. This magnificent Aubusson rug is a classic style that reflects the skill and artistry that made the French rugs so coveted. The design is ornate and balanced. The design and physical size of the antique rug are on a grand scale. These flat woven rugs were used in formal dining halls with long tables for formal parties. They found themselves in formal libraries and under the domes of classic architectural styles of the time.
This is a gorgeous palace oversized rug and is highly collectible. If you have a Rococo revival home, then this piece is an essential to give it an authentic touch. This piece would be perfect for Queen Anne and Federal-style homes and offices. This piece shows the eccentricity and love of fine things that came to reflect the wealth and noble character that was sweeping Europe and the early founders of the USA.
This is a magnificent piece for the collector or for those who have a love of pieces that reflect sophistication and refinement. This oversized antique French Aubusson rug is a rare find and a perfect example of Rococo Revival pieces from one of the most famous carpet production centers in the world. This is a piece that does not come around often on the open market.