Antique Savonnerie European Rug 3234

Size: 9 ft 5 in x 13 ft 2 in (2.87 m x 4.01 m)

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.

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