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Articles about French Rugs - Among European rugs and carpets, it is those from France that boast what is perhaps the most prestigious history and tradition. Antique French rugs and carpets represent a singular and unique development in the world of artisanal floor coverings.

From the gorgeous, classically adorned carpets of the 18th century, including remarkable Aubusson and Savonnerie examples, to the exciting Art Deco rugs of the early twentieth century, French rugs have a great deal to offer. Below, find a series of articles about the history of antique rugs from France, and how to decorate interior spaces with French rugs.

1. Antique Savonnerie Carpets from France

Antique Savonnerie Carpets from France

The Savonnerie carpet factory in Paris employed orphaned children to work alongside master weavers. The children's nimble fingers produced knotted pile wares that were so fine that many of them ended up in the royal palaces. These carpets were in high demand throughout the 1800's. The French and Industrial Revolutions spelled the end of the questionable labor practices that produced the famous Savonnerie carpets. [Read More: Antique Savonnerie Rugs]


2. A History of Antique French Rugs and Carpets

History of Antique French Rugs

France’s 300-year tradition of making fine rugs dates back to the 17th century and the reign of Henry IV. Good King Henry’s court oversaw the manufacturing of royal carpets at the Savonnerie. These royal weavers invented a unique style inspired by Baroque architecture, and carpet weavers of the period widely imitated this French design. [Read More: A History of French Rugs]


3. Nazmiyal Helps Los Angeles Museum Sell Two French Rugs

Nazmiyal Helps LA Museum Sell Two French Rugs

At Nazmiyal we’re proud to possess two antique royal French rugs manufactured at the famed Savonnerie in the late 1800's. Our partners at the L.A. County Museum have also helped us obtain an antique Aubusson carpet of approximately the same time frame. [Read More: Nazmiyal Helps LA Museum Sell French Rugs]


4. Aubusson Carpets and Post-Modern Decor

Aubusson Carpets from France

When most people think of woven floor coverings, they think of Oriental rugs. That said, there are many beautiful antique rugs of European and American origin too. Among the most famous of the European rugs are Aubusson tapestries and Savonnerie factory carpets. Demand for these rugs even outpaced interest in Oriental rugs until late in the 19th century. [Read More: Aubusson Carpets and Post Modern Decor]


5. Decorating with Antique French Aubusson Rugs and Carpets

Decorating with Antique French Aubusson Rugs

Aubusson rugs and carpets, traditionally woven in the French town of the same name, are among the most classically beautiful floor coverings available today. Characterized by an elegance and a luxuriousness that is second to none, Aubusson rugs and carpets offer the designer a staggering range of options. [Read More: Decorating with French Rugs]


6. Tapis et Moquettes Antiques Français Aubusson

Tapis Aubusson

Aubusson est une ville située dans la Creuse, dans le centre de la France. Elle est connue aussi bien pour ses tapis que pour ses tapisseries depuis le 15esiècle. Les tapis Aubusson crées avec des techniques de tapisserie sont parmi les plus élégants et luxueux sols anciens. [Read More: Tapis Antique Francais Aubusson]


7. Les Tapis Antiques de France

Les Tapis Antiques de France

Des designers et artistes en France ont influencé les individus à travers le monde. Le style vogue des tapis antiques français de toutes les époques a dicté les tendances design du monde entier. Cette nation révolutionnaire a été la première à exercer le style Art Deco et le premier mouvement du design moderne. [Read More: Les Tapis Antiques de France]


8. Les Tapis Antiques Savonnerie

Les Tapis Antiques Savonnerie

Au début du 17e siècle, un tisserand nommé Pierre Dupont a voyagé au Levant. A son retour, il affirmait avoir découvert la technique de fabrication des tapis turcs. Les tapis d'orient étaient extrêmement chers au temps Bourbon, et une manufacture française qui pourrait créer le même type de tapis pourrait baisser le prix de manière significative. [Read More: Les Tapis Antiques Savonnerie]


9. Tapis Art Deco

Tapis Art Deco

La période Art Deco était un mouvement de conception international allant de 1925 aux années 1940. Elle a produit un mélange de plusieurs styles différents en empruntant les influences de design du néoclassique, du constructivisme, du cubisme, du modernisme et de l’art nouveau. [Read More: Tapis Art Deco]


10. Tapis art déco Belle millésime Art Déco Tapis et Moquettes

Tapis Art Deco

La production art déco de tapis a émergé pendant un orage parfait de technologie, de conditions politiques et de demande publique qui a permis le tapis et le tisserand professionnel pour s'élever à un niveau sans égal de proéminence. [Read More: Tapis Art Deco]