Vintage Spanish Savonnerie Carpet BB2701 22'8" × 23'5" $90,000
An exceptional early 20th century Spanish Savonnerie from our collection of European rugs and carpets, the pale celadon field around an enormous yellow architectural motif roundel within a broad midnight blue border with expressive scrolling leafy vinery.
Retaining the idiosyncratic structure of the Spanish knot, early Hispano-Moresque rug weavers employed the method of a single-warp knot in their vintage rugs. The original bright red and blue colorations of these antique Spanish rugs have faded over time into the muted gold and blue tones now associated with antique Spanish style rugs. Neoclassical and Turkish influenced pieces were made in the workshops of Quenca. In 1712 Charles III founded the Real Fabrica de Tapices Manufactory in Madrid and produced European style antique carpets to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.
Vintage Spanish Savonnerie Carpet BB2701