Large Square Size Antique French Savonnerie Rug 45464
Imbued with French and European symbolism, this striking antique Savonnerie carpet is decorated with a circular medallion flanked by flourishing leaf scrolls.
Large Square Size French Savonnerie Carpet from L.A. County Museum of Art, Country of Origin: France, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This superb antique Savonnerie carpet features dimensional botanical details and subtle shadows that enhance the formal architectural motifs, which decorate this charming French rug. Dimensional fleur-de-lis borders with directional shadows and beaded guardbands reminiscent of decorative woodwork create a frame for the formal borders and central medallion. Reminiscent of the luxurious medallions that embellish palatial ceilings, this fashionable antique floor covering features a rich variety of botanical motifs, including laurel wreaths set over a chain of symbolic lilies, lush garlands and sprawling acanthus leaf scrolls shaded with rose and mauve accents. Incorporating a diverse selection of warm rosy pinks, cool lavender purples and soft neutrals, this formal Savonnerie rug epitomizes the architectural style, formal composition, delicate colors and careful shading that makes these two-dimensional works of art come to life.