Antique French Aubusson Rug 2854
Clusters of roses and carnations comprise the field design of this matched pair of incomparably beautiful Aubusson runners.
Antique French Aubusson Rug / Runner, Country of Origin: France, Circa Date: Nineteenth Century, (one of a pair along with 2855) – This stunning matched pair of superbly beautiful antique rugs — a set of Aubusson runners that are remarkable pieces of work on their own artistic merit but even more breath-taking as the set that they were intended to be enjoyed as — are characterized by beautiful, graceful clusters of flowers, featuring soft red and pink roses and carnations tied with lifelike, lightly fluttering ribbons. Swags of leafy branches define the elegant border which is set against a ground of cool ivory tan. Generally speaking, Aubusson rugs are informed by an over-arching aesthetic of classical clarity and simplicity — these rugs are often elegant and minimal pieces that feature strikingly realistic drawings, most frequently of beautifully detailed flowers. These particular examples exemplify this tradition at its very best.