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Handwoven Antique Aubusson Wool and Silk Rug, circa 1920

$ 18,000
  • Description
    Handwoven antique Aubusson wool and silk rug, circa 1920
    Material: wool and silk
    Dimensions: 300 x 200 cm; 9.84 x 6.56 ft

    We have an important collection of Aubusson rugs from the 18th-20th century. The style developed in Aubusson is recognized today as one of the most influential of the European rug and tapestries History.

    Workshops to produce Aubusson flat-woven rugs were established under the royal warrant in 1743 to manufacture pile carpets primarily for the nobility.

    Many weavers who settled in France were Huguenots who had fled Spain during the Inquisition in the early 16th century. By issuing the edict of Nantes, Henry IV granted all non-Catholics freedom of worship, thereby protecting the carpet weavers in Aubusson. Aubusson weavers became the finest craftsmen in the world. Louis XIV’s influential Prime Minister Colbert established the long and hard apprenticeship necessary to obtain the title “Master of Tapestry”. Even today, the center in Aubusson, under control of the French Ministry of Arts, is busily producing carpets and rugs of the most exquisite quality.

    Aubusson rugs and carpets are considered to be among the finest examples of carpet production undertaken in Europe over the past 350 years.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Handwoven wool and silk rug
    Condition: Good. Perfect condition without resotration
    Creation Date: c.1920
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 305178
  • Dimensions
    W. 78.74 in; H. 118.11 in;
    W. 200 cm; H. 300 cm;
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