Spectacular Large Antique French Savonnerie Carpet 72695

Size: 14 ft 4 in x 16 ft 3 in (4.37 m x 4.95 m)
Origin: French Rugs

Spectacular Large Antique French Savonnerie Carpet, Country of origin: France, Circa date: 1820 – Antique French Savonerrie rugs embody the formality and grace of classical European Design. They are striking to behold, and finding an authentic one in the marketplace is a real treat. This striking red one is one that you must see to appreciate. It will give your room a unique look and feel that is unmatched.

The story of Savonnerie rugs begins in the early seventeenth century when Pierre DuPont traveled to the Near East and learned their rug weaving technique. Oriental rugs were extremely expensive to import. DuPont brought back the technique for making the Ghiordes knot, which is responsible for the strength and longevity of these rugs.

In 1627, King Louis XIII established the first Savonnerie workshop. When King Louis XIV came to the throne, he ordered 274 carpets from the workshop. Many of the designs include florals, vases, and beautiful medallions that appear as if you are looking up at a cathedral ceiling. Eventually, Savonnerie rugs outpaced the number of oriental rugs in the King’s inventory.

Savonnerie carpets were often used as diplomatic gifts in foreign relations. They have an unmatched elegance, and today, they are an elegant addition to traditional and classical room designs. Savonnerie rugs use a Ghiordes that makes a stronger rug, which is one of the reasons why many of them are still in excellent condition. This rug was created in the 1820s and still retains its delicate and detailed design.

The design of this rug has a graceful feel, and the bold red color makes a statement. In the 1760s, the original designs were updated to feature brighter colors and Rococo elements. This rug is an excellent example of these revisions to the original style of these pieces. An antique Savonnerie rug is a rare find, and this one is an excellent opportunity to bring the elegance and grandeur of the Rococo period to your home or public space.

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