Antique Aubusson, France, late nineteenth centuryAn openwork circular medallion sits amidst a subtle diamond lattice ground on this elegant antique Aubusson. A monumental border with flowering festoons gives the field a circular form, with concave triangular cornerpieces filled with scrolling cartouches. A simple border and edge zone frame the field, with rounded corners corresponding to the actual shape of the carpet. The palette of cream and tan tones is remarkably soft, even for an Aubusson, making this a decorative carpet par excellence.
Size: 19 ft 06 in x 21 ft 09 in (5.94 m x 6.63 m)