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Antique French Needlework Rug

Antique French Needlework Rug BB2122

Price: $8,000

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.

Exclusive collection of antique, vintage, Persian rugs for sale including our famous collection of large area rugs by Doris Leslie Blau. Nader Bolour the owner of Doris Leslie Blau’s antique oriental rugs and carpets gallery is the largest rugs dealer in the world. We invite you to view the largest collection of antique carpets and rugs for sale.

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Item No.: BB2122 Circa: 1910 Size: 4'0" × 6'1" (121 × 185 cm)
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