Antique French Aubusson Rug BB7545 8'2" × 11'2" $10,000
French Aubusson rugs are considered the crème de la crème of all European carpets – Louis XIV’s influential Prime Minister Colbert made sure of that by establishing a long and hard apprenticeship necessary to obtain the title “Master of Tapestry”.
This antique Aubusson rug clearly shows what is the reason behind this wide-spread recognition. Created in the first half of the 20th century, the piece boasts a classy architectural and botanical design. The sage field carries an overall architecturally-formed tile design formed of pale pink bands with rosettes at the intersections and containing flowerheads formed by curving leaves within a sage outer border.
In terms of workmanship, the antique French rug meets all the expectations of a conscious buyer. Its body was carefully hand-knotted out of the finest wool in accordance with traditional Aubusson techniques. If properly maintained, the piece will serve its owners for generations without any signs of wear.
Antique French Aubusson Rug BB7545