Large Antique French Aubusson Carpet 50430
The focus of this impressively detailed French Aubusson carpet is a circular design that features a radially symmetrical flower of geometric patterning, which is surrounded by a floral wreath ringed by two-toned, pale leaves. Perfectly embroidered in hues reminiscent of a delectably ripe peach, daisies, roses and more kinds of flowers comprise the wreath, accented by rich gold and brown leaves. Curling white flowerpot structures sprout from the top and bottom of the central figure, leading to spiraling flowers of pink, orange and white that fill the four quarters of the antique rug. White and gold vases hold stitched bouquets of blossoms that match the central wreath. A mahogany brown border, filled with intricate daisies and leaves, brings and ties this beautiful large antique French Aubusson carpet together.
Large Square Size Antique French Aubusson Carpet, Country of Origin: France, Circa Date: Early 19th Century – The carpet weavers of Aubusson, France have a recognizable style that features scrolling floral motifs and beautifully blended colors. They were known for the quality of their carpets and the fine detail of their designs. This is a classic antique French Aubusson carpet that features an ornate central medallion that is similar to the architectural features found in French public spaces of the time.
One of the features of French carpet design is the use of different shades of the same color to create shading and highlight, giving the impression of exquisite detail. They were designed to have the look of the plaster relief work that was found on the walls and ceilings of buildings. The design of the antique rug was specifically meant to blend in with these other architectural features. They were often the crowning feature to give the room a stately and elegant look and feel. They played a central role in the interior design.
This magnificent flat weave rug has a classic French color scheme that uses numerous shades of brown, ranging from light to mahogany, to create a design that has a three dimensional appearance. The use of reds and pinks mixed in creates a truly magnificent effect and a classic color combination that demonstrates the artistic preferences of the time.
This is a beautiful antique large size carpet and an excellent example of the work produced by the famous carpet works at Aubusson, France. In addition, it is in excellent condition for its age, making it an excellent piece for any collection. This antique French Aubusson carpet is a rare find, especially in this level of preservation. It is important piece that demonstrates the style and skill of one of the most important carpet weaving centers of the world.