Antique English Rug, Country of Origin: England, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This charming elegant and antique rug — an antique English piece made toward the end of the nineteenth century — is as lovely as it is representative of the traditions from which it emerged. The classical, naturalistic rendering of the leafy curling scrolls and flowers on this lovely antique English rug recall the French Savonnerie carpets from across the Channel. But the deeper golden coloration and the asymmetry of the design are distinctively English, recalling the taste and sensibility of the arts and Crafts Movement of the times. The soft reds and ivory play off especially nicely against the varied shades of warm tan. A beautiful rug that typifies the aesthetic principles of Western European design, this English piece offers the opportunity to own the sort of rug that is more than just a decorative piece, but also a piece filled with cultural poetry.