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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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# 12580 Tapestry

European Tapestry
12' 10" x 9' 5"
 

# 12386 Antique Rug

Italian Textile
8' 3" x 7' 6"
 

# 11848 Tapestry

European Tapestry
10' 6" x 4' 6"
 

# 11549 Tapestry

European Tapestry
5' 10" x 6' 8"
 

# 11499 Antique Rug

European Rugs
9' 7" x 13' 0"
 

# 11395 Tapestry

European Tapestry
5' 6" x 8' 0"
 

# 11393 Tapestry

European Tapestry
9' 5" x 9' 0"
 

# 11280 Antique Rug

European Rugs
7' 10" x 10' 7"
 

# 11224 Antique Rug

European Rugs
8' 0" x 9' 2"
 

# 11215 Antique Rug

European Rugs
4' 9" x 7' 9"
 

# 11183 Antique Rug - Distressed

European Rugs
8' 8" x 12' 4"
 

# 11104 Antique Rug

European Rugs
6' 0" x 11' 2"
 

# 11066 Antique Rug

European Rugs
8' 3" x 18' 0"
 

# 10608 Tapestry

European Tapestry
7' 8" x 6' 7"
 

# 10560 Antique Rug

European Rugs
9' 1" x 10' 2"
 

# 10552 Tapestry

European Tapestry
6' 6" x 5' 2"
 
 
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