Dimensions: 15.2′ x 13.3′
Origin: French Rugs
Time Period: Early 20th Century
Room Size: Oversize (12×16 and up)|Room Size (6×9 to 12×15)
Antique European Savonnerie Carpet
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A gorgeous, sumptuous oversize antique Savonnerie carpet with the grace and elegance of classical European design. Blooming pink roses with swirling stems and leaves along with dreamy looking garlands strewn with pink roses and daisies float about the cream field framed by a delicate leafy border with coronet-like corners.
The serenity and lightness of design becomes more dramatic, grounded and structured as it stretches out towards the edges, into the outer border where floral cartouches, floral bouquets in vases with more architectural, dimensional outlines as well as scrolling vines are connected through a swag motif in an extravagant display of sweeping motion. The bright cerise pink background intensifies the effect of boldness and is wonderfully counterbalanced by the softness of the celadon and carnation pink used in the rest of the outer border. The use of tone-on-tone gold in the vine work brings a warm glow as well as a sense of opulence to the entire design. The carpet is finished off in a combination of more ethereal and ornate elements in the form of laurel leaves and large, gilded, sculpted-looking leave endings.
This brilliantly executed antique Savonnerie carpet with knotted, velvety pile has very high decorative appeal. Its elegant yet bold design as well as vivid and warm colors can liven up any grand interiors with a touch of romantic splendor.