Antique Savonnerie, France, nineteenth century Antique French Savonnerie carpets like this are prized for the stately restraint of their design, and the quality of their color. Here the field is entirely open except for a narrow garland at its edge. Its beauty resides in the unencumbered loveliness of the expansive soft green center. The compartment border, reminiscent of Neo-classical architectural decoration, is filled a design of hanging garlands or swags in an antique, Greco-Roman style, although punctuated at their centers with baroque or rococo cartouches. The rich design and saturated color of the borders contrast beautifully with the openness and reserved palette of the field.
Size: 10 ft 05 in x 16 ft 11 in (3.18 m x 5.16 m)