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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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# 10268 Antique Rug

European Rugs
9' 3" x 17' 2"
 

# 10226 Tapestry

European Tapestry
2' 10" x 3' 9"
 

# 10225 Tapestry

European Tapestry
4' 2" x 8' 8"
 

# 10222 Tapestry

European Tapestry
4' 0" x 9' 7"
 

# 10221 Tapestry

European Tapestry
4' 0" x 9' 6"
 

# 10220 Tapestry

European Tapestry
4' 1" x 7' 6"
 

# 10186 Tapestry

European Tapestry
2' 0" x 4' 0"
 

# 10185 Tapestry

European Tapestry
2' 0" x 2' 7"
 

# 10166 Antique Rug

Aubusson
8' 2" x 11' 7"
 

# 16797 Antique Rug

Savonnerie
14' 9" x 25' 9"
 

# 16770 Tapestry

European Tapestry
4' 0" x 5' 3"
 

# 16678 Antique Rug - Distressed

European Rugs
8' 0" x 10' 5"
 

# 13460 Antique Rug

European Tapestry
6' 10" x 8' 0"
 

# 15455 Antique Rug

European Rugs
14' 1" x 15' 2"
 

# 14504 Antique Rug

European Tapestry
12' 0" x 3' 1"
 

# 14101 Antique Rug

European Rugs
13' 3" x 16' 2"
 
 
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