Antique French Dog Tapestry Rug, Country Of Origin: France, Circa Date: Middle Part of the Nineteenth Century – Here is an alluring and beautifully woven antique tapestry rug – an antique French tapestry carpet that was woven in France during the middle to latter years of the nineteenth century and features a lovable image of a dog’s face. Characterized by a comely composition, this antique French tapestry is a lovely example of this style of textile art weaving. A genre scene of the hunt is the subject of this charming antique French tapestry. While this subject is traditionally treated as an action theme focused on the hunters themselves, this extraordinary example concentrates on the dogs and, strikingly, in a moment of repose set in a marsh. Behind the dogs a hunting horn and sword hang from a tree, and a hunting pickax lies on the ground before them. The signature of the artist, not otherwise known, is in the lower left corner. The coloration in soft earthen tones and rusts gives the piece considerable decorative potential. Alluring and masterfully composed, this antique French tapestry from the nineteenth century is a charming example, the quality of which has ensured its continued beauty.