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Antique European Rugs and Tapestries

Rug making was introduced to Europe by the Moors of Spain between the eighteenth and thirteenth centuries. Initially, Oriental rugs exerted a strong influence on European rug designers. However, these rug makes developed their own unique styles and techniques with time. By the early seventeenth century, Savonnerie was producing rugs for French palaces, state gifts and important commissions. Savonnerie became the royal manufacturer for Louis XIV to Louis XVI. Their designs included floral arrangements, military and heraldic references and architectural motifs. However, only the king was able to own or sell a Savonnerie carpet. This led to rug production by Aubusson. These rugs emulated the designs of the Savonnerie carpets. Aubusson and Savonnerie have since produced some of the most exceptional rugs of the last few centuries. High quality rug production in England in the late eighteenth century led to the Arts & Crafts rugs of the late nineteenth century.

 
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# 18289 Antique Rug

Antique European Rugs and Tapestries
9' 6" x 13' 7"
 

# 17615 Antique Rug

European Rugs
11' 9" x 14' 2"
 

# 13930 Antique Rug

European Rugs
8' 9" x 11' 7"
 

# 11849 Tapestry

European Tapestry
6' 0" x 7' 2"
 

# 11505 Tapestry

European Tapestry
11' 6" x 7' 3"
 

# 11392 Tapestry

European Tapestry
6' 0" x 5' 0"
 

# 11206 Antique Rug

European Rugs
6' 4" x 10' 0"
 

# 10508 Tapestry

European Tapestry
6' 2" x 6' 10"
 

# 10239 Antique Rug

European Rugs
10' 7" x 18' 4"
 

# 16173 Antique Rug

European Tapestry
7' 3" x 9' 8"
 

# 16172 Antique Rug

European Tapestry
12' 6" x 9' 4"
 

# 15453 Antique Rug

European Rugs
8' 0" x 10' 6"
 

# 15451 Antique Rug

European Rugs
14' 3" x 18' 2"
 

# 13252 Tapestry

European Tapestry
5' 2" x 5' 6"
 

# 13187 Antique Rug

European Rugs
7' 4" x 7' 9"
 

# 12585 Tapestry

European Tapestry
10' 6" x 9' 0"
 
 
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