Fleur De Lis Design Antique Needlepoint English Rug 1112
This antique English needlepoint carpet preserves a European tradition of adapting Oriental carpets.
Antique Needlepoint English Rug with Fleur De Lis Design, Origin: England, Circa Date: 1900– This magnificent antique English needlepoint carpet preserves a European tradition of adapting Oriental carpets going back five hundred years or more. A sage green trellis of fine acanthus leaves defines an allover pattern of staggered hexagon medallions filled in alternate rows by fleurs de lis and looped ribbon patterns. The soft tan, green, and saffron tones of the field are accented sparingly by the use of Chinese red floral forms between the medallions and in the details of the fleur de lis. A stately classical border of oblong cartouche medallions in tans and saffron nicely frames this magnificent antique Needlepoint English rug and resolves the entire composition.