Savonnerie, France, late nineteenth century A monumental neo-classical cartouche border in crimson with golden acanthus scrolls and corner palmettes fames the salmon field on this lavish antique French Savonnerie. The field is further embellished by a diamond lattice of strapwork bands with rosette fillers and a grand central medallion with a scalloped edging. The design is simultaneously rich and monumental, and yet clear and open, a remarkable balance difficult to achieve. The effect of the crimson is nicely contained by the dominant gold and salmon tones.
Size: 9. ft 05 in x 13 ft 02 in (2.87 m x 4.01 m)