Antique Aubusson Carpet, 19th century - This elegant antique Aubusson has a grand cartouche medallion in the finest tradition of French Rococco. Scalloped c-scrolls enclose an interior pattern of life-like garlands and floral sprays, while a garden trellis fills out the corners of the field. A border of s-scrolls against a mauve ground nicely contrasts the ivory tones of the field. The use of shading in the ornamental details suggests three-dimensionality, adding to the illusionistic effect of the overall composition.
Size: 9. ft 04 in x 13 ft 02 in (2.84 m x 4.01 m)