Antique Needlepoint Carpet, England, late nineteenth century Reminiscent of medieval tile work, this exquisite antique English needlepoint carpet has an allover reciprocal design of floral medallions. The medallions are comprised of eight-petaled rosettes with small fleur-de-lis in each petal set around a circular core with a cross. This define in turn cross shaped medallions with circular centers. Neo-Medieval needlepoint carpets of this type reflect the influence of the English Arts and Crafts Movement inspired by designers like Morris and Pugin. The rich palette of crimson, mauve, and gold nicely complements the crisp elaboration of the design.
Size: 14 ft 06 in x 17 ft 05 in (4.42 m x 5.31 m)