Vintage Spanish Carpet BB7552 11'10" × 14'7" $50,000
A second quarter 20th century rug Spanish, the orange-red field with a restrained trellis overall of tendrils and thick beige vines containing gold floral motifs within an orange-red scrolling vine border.
Retaining the idiosyncratic structure of the Spanish knot, early Hispano-Moresque rug weavers employed the method of a single-warp knot in their 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 vintage 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 rugs to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.
Vintage Spanish Carpet BB7552