Large Antique 18th Century Spanish Carpet 48405
Large Size Antique 18th Spanish Carpet, Country of Origin: Spain, Circa date: This piece is dated 1774 – This antique 18th Century Spanish Carpet wonderfully embodies stylistic choices popular in the 18th century. The true detail to be admired resides in the border. Six different crests adorn the sides and corners of the edges of this piece. Each crest is proudly displayed by a wonderful flourish of gilded curves and adornments. Rows of sprawling green laurel leafs connect each house to the next. The complexity of the border is contrasted by the simplicity of the antique carpet’s focal piece. A single haloed crown resides in the middle of the carpet, surrounded by each crest. The haloed crown is a metaphorical allusion to religious views prevalent in the time period. The greens, golds, reds, and yellows used in this 18th Century Spanish antique rug immortalize its place as a piece fitting of an old world mansion steeped in classic elegance.