Vintage Irish Donegal Rug BB6754 11'10" × 14'9" $55,000
An early 20th century Irish Donegal antique carpet, the beige field with a faint overall pattern of expressive ochre scrolling vinery terminating in blossoms within a light brown border defined by an inner wavy line.
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 sale 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 vintage area rugs, designed by such individuals as C F A Voysey and Alexander Morton. Take a look at the finest Irish Donegal rugs below.
Vintage Irish Donegal Rug BB6754