A Stunningly Elegant Large Size Classic Vintage Savonnerie Renaissance Style Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: Vintage – The magnificent and elaborate French Savonnerie carpets have a timeless elegance that reflects classical themes and time-honored traditions. This magnificent vintage rug was created during the middle part of the 20th century and has an intricate floral design that uses an impressive range of colors and that was based on the original designs of the French Savonnerie rugs.
This renaissance rug has a classic French Savonnerie design with a central rounded medallion and a field that is filled with intricate rococo type vine work and scrolled leaves. The rococo influenced rug designs of Savonnerie rugs have a distinctively French character, often depicting armorial framed central rug medallions, as this example shows. These distinctly European rugs, at least in design, often display a deep blue or close to black backgrounds that highlight the delicate blues, pinks, yellows, greens and neutral tones.
While this Savonnerie design rug was actually woven in India, the original antique French rugs were created in the Savonnerie factory that was in operation from 1650-1685. But area rugs continued to be produced elsewhere that were based on the original Savonnerie area rug styles. Even though the factory was no longer in existence, these fanciful antique rugs are still collectively called Savonnerie and many of the beautiful rugs were often given as diplomatic gifts.
The original designs and styles of these iconic area rugs remained mostly unchanged until the 18th century when the original cartoons were modified to introduce Rococo design elements. These classic rugs and designs make for perfect additions to more formal or European influenced interior design styles. This vintage Savonnerie style carpet would be the perfect match for a room with bold, architectural features. If you are embarking on an area rug buying quest, and love the look of the classic European stylistic approach, then elegant rug that is fit for royalty should make the top of your list.