D365 - Oversize Antique French Aubusson Rug
19ft 07in X 48ft 04in
Now this is a special rug! Clearly it was a special commission when new. The room for it must have been 25 x 54 or so. The original owner was almost surely a nobleman or member of the highest French social classes. An enormous ivory central ellipse closely fills the rich wine field with giant arrow corners embracing bouquets and arabesques. The border as on so many Aubusson s resembles a gilt wood picture frame. The carpet is in top condition hardly ever having been used. Of course the space for this magnificent work is rare and not many places with salons of the size required are being built today but someone somewhere out there needs this carpet.
Vacuum your rug frequently and use a vacuum which uses suction and does not have bristles. If possible, set vacuum to low power setting and vacuum the rug up and down and do not use a back-and-forth motion.
If possible, rotate the rug every few years to allow foot traffic to be spread evenly and shade the rug from direct sunlight to avoid fading in areas.
A rug pad is recommended on all surfaces to prevent slipping and stop marking if on floors with grooves or lines. Professional cleaning is recommended every two or three years.