Lathe Floral Antique French Aubusson Rug, Country of Origin: France, Circa: Late 19th Century – The antique French Aubusson rugs woven in France are quite timeless in their artistic appeal and decorative impact. more storied and the more sought after. These majestic and elegant compositions are quintessentially French, often boasting beautiful, life like floral details and neoclassical design elements throughout. A grand, flower-filled cartouche medallion of Rococo scrolls hovers amidst a rich lavender field on this unusually lavish antique Aubusson. A closer look reveals that the field has an internal lavender tone on tone-design of scrolls that receded subtly before the viewer’s eye. An ivory ground border of leafy scrolls, flower garlands, and cartouches frames the field, enclosed yet again by a golden-mauve outer zone with a simple striped edges. The palette of this Aubusson is extraordinarily rich and precocious. An example that is both unique and also representative of the style, this antique Aubusson carpet from late nineteenth century France is a beautiful work.