Very large Aubusson carpet with floral detailing, c. 1870


This grand Aubusson carpet, with its intricate floral design and soft hues, is a testament to legacy of French tapestry craftsmanship.


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This very large Aubusson carpet effortlessly commands attention and reminds us of the prestigious heritage of French carpet making. 

At the heart of this carpet lies an intricate central panel featuring a delicate wreath of neatly arranged foliage. The wreath radiates an air of grace, augmented by dynamic blue ribbons intertwined among the blooms, beautifully fashioned into intricate bows that bestow a sense of energy. In the centre of the wreath, there is a delicate floral composition that becomes the focus point of the carpet, composed of a myriad of soft-hued flowers, roses being one of the several types of blossoms to be found, all delicately depicted in traditional Aubusson style. 

A concentric festoom of flowers and foliage flanks the central panel. Designed in an elegant draping fashion, the garland adds an extra touch of opulence with its sprinkling of golden ropes and tassels, weaving an enchanting narrative of luxury and sophistication.

The background of the carpet consists of a geometrical pattern of diamond-shaped medallions, each housing an artistically stylised acanthus leaf composition. This masterful design evokes the grandeur of a damask and is designed in muted shades of beige, offering a visually pleasing contrast to the floral extravaganza, and making the soft-coloured decorations pop. 

The carpet's entire narrative is neatly enclosed within a leafy border that conjures the elegance of a giltwood frame. This expertly woven border frames the carpet with a golden touch, infusing the scene with a final flourish of grandeur, associating it with French decorative traditions.

Every inch of this massive Aubusson carpet is a testament to expert craftsmanship and a passion for beauty, its soft colours and elaborate motifs are sure to leave an indelible impression on any who gaze upon it.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1870
Late 19th Century
Cream, Multi-coloured, Pink


453 cm / 178.3 inches
320 cm / 126 inches


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