Antique Savonnerie European Rug 3234
This late 19th century Savonnerie carpet features an architectural medallion, a charming coral pink latticework pattern and formal borders with acanthus leaf spandrels that epitomize the French neoclassical style.
A Beautiful Antique Savonnerie European Rug, France, Late 19th Century – A monumental neoclassical cartouche border in crimson with golden acanthus scrolls and corner palmettes frames the salmon field on this lavish antique French Savonnerie. The field is further embellished by a diamond lattice of strap work bands with rosette fillers and a grand central medallion with a scalloped edging. The design is simultaneously rich and monumental, and yet clear and open, a remarkable balance difficult to achieve. The effect of the crimson is nicely contained by the dominant gold and salmon tones.