Vintage Spanish Savonnerie Rug (size adjusted) BB2786
An early 20th century Spanish Savonnerie carpet, the ivory field with a neo-classical garden pattern of rectilinear forms and flowering vinery around a restrained architectural centerpiece within a crimson flowering vinery border.
Retaining the idiosyncratic structure of the Spanish knot, early Hispano-Moresque rug weavers employed the method of a single-warp knot in their vintage area 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 carpets. 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 antique oriental rugs to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.
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