Antique French Needlework Rug
Antique French Needlework Rug Description:
An early 20th century French needlepoint rugs for sale, the ivory field with allover abstract design of scrolling leaves and floral sprays in greens and pinks within a plain black and beige border.
The ancient craft of needlepoint, also known a ‘canvas needle-work’, ‘canvas embroidery’ or ‘petit point’ ﬂourished most notably in England and France. Executed with wool yarn on jute, hemp, or linen canvas until the latter was replaced by cotton around 1825, needlepoints are easily identified by their distinctive stitches—the tent stitch or petit point, and gros point. English needlepoints, renowned for their profuse ﬂoral motifs, reached an artistic zenith in 1700-1750 but were produced through the end of the nineteenth century. Mainly used as table antique european carpets, the earliest pieces, dating from 1550-1650, exhibited scrolls of ﬂowers with pictorial and heraldic motifs. Eighteenth-century pieces reveal the inﬂuence of contemporary artistic movements including baroque, chinoiserie, neoclassical, and rococo.
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