Antique Needlework Carpet BB3551

Antique Needlework Carpet Description:

A late 19th century needlework carpet, having a sand ground with whimsical flowering vinery around a gold leafy vine framing a central medallion containing a floral bouquet within a narrow gold border with leaves.

English needlepoints antique rugs, 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 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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