D349 - Oversize Antique French Aubusson Rug
15ft 05in X 18ft
The Aubusson carpets of the second Empire period are often more elaborate and accomplished than their 18th century predecessors. The richness and complexity of ornaments is almost indescribable. The field here is strong rust nearly red and the border is dark blue. The ivory bouquet sub medallion is ringed by eight oval panels formed by three dimensional rococo shells. In turn this is tied to circular bands of violets and a rose chain. Complex floral swag garlands nearly cover the red spaces between medium blue spandrels with huge scrolls transition to the over scale bouquets latticed pendants and corners. Unlike the more subdued Aubusson carpets appropriate for a bedroom or boudoir. This extremely bold carpet requires visually strong and colorful furniture and secondary objects. This rug dominates a room and is not a recessive element in a decorative scheme. The strong colors allow it to be used effectively with more modern furnishings as a magnificent accent.