Antique Spanish Savonnerie Rug, Origin: Spain, Circa: The First Quarter of the Twentieth Century – Here is a beautifully understated and intriguing antique carpet – an antique Spanish Savonnerie rug. Antique Savonnerie carpets, originating in France, are admired for their elaborate neoclassical compositions, which are generally characterized by elaborate and meticulously woven designs, often featuring impeccably rendered floral and vine scroll details. This particular example from Spain is an intriguing composition, with an interesting approach to the Savonnerie style and aesthetic. Rather than featuring a field crowded with voluminous floral details, this particular Savonnerie features a minimal pair of monochromatic borders, and a field entirely void of detail, save for an elegant oval arrangement of pink and red flowers laid against a simple green wreath. The minimal presentation of floral details in this Spanish Savonnerie contrasts it beautifully with other examples. Exciting and simple, this antique Spanish Savonnerie is an alluring example.