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Large Antique Savonnerie Rug

Large Antique Savonnerie Rug BB5124

Price: $120,000

Early 19th Century French Savonnerie Rug that illustrates classic European carpet elegance. French blue and a nuetral soft red create a traditional motif on a warm nuetral field.

Many weavers who settled in France were Huguenots who had fled Spain during the Inquisition in the early sixteenth century. By issuing the edict of Nantes, Henry IV granted all non-Catholics freedom of worship, the re by protecting the antique area rugs weavers in Aubusson. Aubusson weavers became the finest craftsmen in the world. Louis XIV’s influential Prime Minister Colbert established the long and hard apprenticeship necessary to obtain the title “Master of Tapestry”. Even today, the center in Aubusson, under control of the French Ministry of Arts, is busily producing carpets in NYC and large area rugs of the most exquisite quality.

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Item No.: BB5124 Circa: 1800 Size: 14'10" × 17'2" (452 × 523 cm)Categories: , , ,
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