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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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# 10938 Antique Rug

Aubusson
15' 8" x 16' 8"
 

# 10937 Antique Rug

Aubusson
12' 6" x 16' 0"
 

# 10924 Antique Rug

European Rugs
9' 4" x 12' 9"
 

# 10919 Antique Rug

European Rugs
9' 0" x 11' 5"
 

# 10735 Antique Rug

European Rugs
14' 0" x 14' 0"
 

# 12481 Tapestry

European Tapestry
15' 10" x 8' 0"
 

# 11504 Tapestry

European Tapestry
11' 6" x 7' 4"
 

# 11356 Tapestry

European Tapestry
6' 6" x 8' 7"
 

# 10974 Antique Rug

Savonnerie
16' 6" x 23' 2"
 

# 10814 Antique Rug

Savonnerie
20' 7" x 36' 0"
 

# 10813 Antique Rug

European Rugs
16' 10" x 16' 3"
 

# 10305 Antique Rug

Aubusson
3' 0" x 6' 2"
 

# 10235 Tapestry

European Tapestry
3' 1" x 7' 9"
 

# 10228 Tapestry

European Tapestry
2' 0" x 4' 0"
 

# 11050 Antique Rug

European Rugs
13' 2" x 22' 0"
 

# 10987 Antique Rug

Aubusson
9' 2" x 12' 3"
 
 
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