Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug Description:
An early 20th century French Aubusson rug with an unusual allover design on a chocolate brown field with the abrashed two-color light and medium blue leaf pattern.
Rug production was introduced to Europe by the Moors of Spain between the eighth and thirteenth centuries. While Oriental antique carpets 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 French Aubusson Rugs 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.
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