43641 Antique Aubusson, France, nineteenth century - This arresting antique Aubusson preserves a tradition of design originating in the court workshops of Louis the XIV. At the center a series of leafy branches outline an open ivory oval medallion surrounded by a dark tan frame defined by undulating rococo C-scrolls. A magenta acanthus scroll provides an added accent. Acanthus scrolls define the main frame with an outer zone of black and an inner area of celadon. Cornerpieces echo the ivory ground and naturalistic floral bouquets of the central medallion. While the design is classic Aubusson, the richer more vibrant coloration is unusual among carpets of this kind.
Size: 9. ft 08 in x 12 ft 07 in (2.95 m x 3.84 m)