Extremely Elegant and Classy Floral Design Square Size Antique French Aubusson Carpet, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique French Carpets, Circa Date: Early 19th Century – Antique French Aubusson carpets have a certain charm and elegance that makes them unique and this beautiful antique French rug is no exception. Produced in the early 19th century, this carpet reflects a time shortly after the French Revolution during a time of economic growth of the French Empire. During this time Oriental Persian rugs were highly prized and many of the artistic elements influenced European design, as with this example.
This antique French Aubusson rug retains the formal elements of Oriental rugs such as a central motif, and formal border. It is a square carpet that emphasizes balance through both vertical and horizontal symmetry. It is not directional, with each of its four quadrants identical. This French Aubusson rug could easily sit in the center of a square room and extend the sense of balance to the entire interior design.
The combination of bright pinks, browns, and grays give it a sense of wealth and extravagance that reflect the tastes of the time period in which was produced. Many of the antique rugs of this time use bright jewel tone colors as a reflection of the ability to afford the dyes to create them. The individual design elements are carried out with a high level of detail and the use of subtle shading in a way that shows true skill of the weaver.
This antique square size rug makes a distinct statement about the refinement and wealth of the one who commissioned it to be created. Its bold use of color continues to make a statement to this day. This is a well preserved specimen and would make an excellent addition to any fine collection and a beautiful piece to be admired for many years to come.