Antique English Axminster Rug 2442
This elegant antique Axminster carpet from England exemplifies the trend toward exotic Oriental rather than English or French designs.
8 ft 10 in (2.69 m)
11 ft 9 in (3.58 m)
Antique English Axminster Carpet, Origin: America, Circa: Late 19th Century – This elegant antique Axminster exemplifies the trend toward exotic oriental designs rather than native western traditions that began in English carpet weaving in the late nineteenth century. Somewhere between a Herati or a Mina Khani pattern, its design represents the eclecticism of the English approach to oriental carpets. The soft European coloration in pale mauves blues, and greens is set to great effect against the dramatic black ground, not only in the field but in the border as well.