Large Oversized Antique French Aubusson Carpet, Country of Origin: France, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Spectacularly executed, this outstanding antique French rug from the legendary weaving center of Aubusson features lush bouquets with peonies, cabbage roses and delicately shaded foliage. Grand bouquets decorate the central medallion, formal cornice pieces and cameo cartouches while dimensional molding, flourishing acanthus leaves and drop shadows add depth, dimension and realism to the formal composition. Inspired by Neoclassical and Rococo ideals, this elaborate antique French rug features delicate bouquets, flourishing vine-scrolls and dimensional acanthus leaves rendered in a formal architectural style. The gilded golden-yellow frame features strong shadows that create a marvelously dimensional surface. Spiraling acanthus leaves twist around the central pillars creating an elegant frame that complements the lavish style of the decorative floral motifs and achromatic botanical garlands featured in the field.