Antique English Needlepoint runner
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Antique English Needlepoint runner BB7093 2'5" × 14'9" $8,000

A late 19th century English needlepoint rugs, having an unusual cinnamon field divided into rectangular panels containing enlarged leaf motifs within a black border with a red wavy border and beige fleurons.

Antique rug production was introduced to Europe by the Moors of Spain between the eighth and thirteenth centuries. While Oriental rugs initially had a significant influence on European rugs designs, various regions came to develop their own unique styles and techniques over time. In France, starting in the seventeenth century, factories in Savonnerie and Aubusson began producing some of the most exceptional rugs runners of the last few centuries. From 1660 until 1743 Savonnerie was a manufacture royal, carrying out commissions for pile rugs and carpets specifically designed for the Royal Palaces. In England, high-quality rug production in the town of Axminster in the late 18th century gradually paved the way for the Arts and Crafts rugs for sale in the late nineteenth century when William Morris designed a pattern for an Axminster rug.


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Item No.: BB7093 Circa: 1880 Size: 2'5" × 14'9" (73 × 449 cm)
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