Vintage European Carpet BB2490
Vintage European Carpet Description:
A mid 20th century European vintage rug, the open turquoise field with a spacious ivory design of a delicate vinery formed roundel within a border of vinery and a broad scrolling ribbon.
The Arts and Crafts movement in England was initiated by William Morris during the 1870's. The influence of his designs rapidly spread across Europe and North America and played a key role in shaping the creative life of Great Britain. The distinctive style of antique Arts and Crafts Rugs and carpets is defined and characterized by serpentine curvilinear and naturalistic floral patterns executed in a rich, dense palette. Rebelling against their rigid Victorian backgrounds, and the dehumanizing mechanization of the Industrial Age, proponents of the Arts and Crafts movement sought to re-establish the link between the artist and the craftsman, and art and industry. During the late 19th century Donegal (Ireland) became known for its fashionable Art Nouveau style antique oriental rugs for sale, designed by such individuals as C F A Voysey and Alexander Morton. Take a look at the finest Irish Donegal carpets in NYC below.