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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4142

ANTIQUE FRENCH SAVONNERIE DESIGN CHENILLE RUG - No reserve. 15 ft 6 in x 13 ft 4 in (4.72 m x 4.06 m).

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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Property of New Jersey estate

ANTIQUE FRENCH SAVONNERIE DESIGN CHENILLE RUG. 15 ft 6 in x 13 ft 4 in (4.72 m x 4.06 m).

Beautiful and Elegant Antique French Savonnerie Design Chenille Rug, Country of Origin: America, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This simple, rustic chenille rug has a gorgeous texture and a soft feel that is the hallmark of an antique French Savonnerie piece. It was created in the early twentieth century using a technique that was developed in France during the early part of the eighteenth century.

Chenille is a word that means “caterpillar” in French. It refers to the fuzzy texture of both the yarn and the fabric that is created from it. The technique is different from standard spinning. In involves creating a special type of weaving called a “leno” fabric, which is then cut into strips to create the yarn. Chenille rugs are delicate and often have a backing attached to protect them, as in this case.

They have a refined and delicate look and feel. This gorgeous design uses small floral elements in an all-over pattern with a small, understated border. The carpet combines earthy browns, greens, and other natural floral colors to create a piece that is fresh and inspired by the natural world. This garden-inspired design is delicate and has an Arts and Crafts style feel.

The scale of the border compared to the other motifs used throughout the design make it appear larger, yet still retains its delicate quality of that it will carry into the rest of the room. This piece has a romantic quality and dreamy character that would make it perfect for creating a room that is contemporary and balanced. It would also be perfect for a room that has a classic feel with an elegant and refined character.

The design of the antique rug has a rustic, pastoral quality that is pretty and pleasing to the eye. It would be the perfect piece for a historic Arts and Crafts home, or perhaps a late Victorian one. It would also match perfectly with today’s contemporary styles that reflect the natural world and emphasize bringing a bit of the outdoors to the inside for a fresh feel. Regardless of your style, this piece would be a beautiful addition to any space.

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