Soft and Quietly Beautiful Square Antique French Savonnerie Rug, Origin Country: French Rug, Circa Weaving Date: 1900 – By establishing warm and creamy colors, this exquisite antique French Savonnerie rug creates an inviting presence that encourages the viewer’s attention to linger. A single grounding element exists in the outermost border before giving way to gentler flows and elegantly curling movements. Several natural shapes define the foreground as the details draw closer and closer to the center of the antique rug. Though the presence of the lighter tones introduce a clear sense of whimsy, they still frame around the core of the square size rug in an elegant and necessary way, providing viewers with a more pronounced degree of grounding that helps define the presence and theme of the beautiful French rug.
This supremely elegant antique French Savonnerie rug has a grand architectural frame replete with moldings and lush, neo-classical embellishment. The field of this antique rug, roughly square, appears window like, with a coloration so soft that one can barely discern the lattice designs of vines scrolls and the floral bouquet throughout the field. The outer border with its straight garland and ‘bead and reel’ moldings is somewhat darker, imparting a certain gravity and creating just the right amount of juxtaposition to this otherwise light and airy composition.
Antique Savonnerie and Aubusson rugs are known for their delicate precision and grace. But this specific antique Savonnerie carpet, from France, is exceptional even within its own stylistic type. Rarely do we find such soft and happy colors in the older French Savonnerie rugs. And the size of this specific example is one of the most rare that we have ever come across. For those who are looking to create a beautiful, elegant interior design with a more classically European twist, this magnificent antique French pile rug would make a breathtaking choice.