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Sun, Sep 18, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 6034

Antique French Savonnerie Rug - No Reserve 15 ft 6 in x 12 ft 5 in (4.72 m x 3.78 m)

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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A Magnificently Designed And Wonderfully Colored Antique French Savonnerie Rug, Country of Origin: France, Early 20th Century

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French rugs are characterized by their spectacular knotted weave pile and soft pastel colors. French style rugs were heavily influenced by the convergence of Arab, Christian, Jewish and Berber populations on the Iberian peninsula. This rug is typical of French rugs – notice how the soft yellow and green pastels and European-style vine scrolling contrasts with the rich red and geometric design of the center medallion. Far less ornate than other traditional styles of area rug, the relatively sparse design of this piece allows the eye to take in the fantastic color scheme.

A visage of luscious splendor, this antique French Savonnerie rug appears almost painted with warm color hues. The lightest cream in the middle field gradates outward through blushing pink, autumn reds and ultimately a rich red, drawing the eye to the exquisitely stitched bouquet filling the center. Rendered in complementary tones of pink, yellow, green and blue, a stunning wreath surrounds the centerpiece, all depicted with lifelike shading and jutting leaves on this antique rug. A golden border of arabesque shapes delineates the form of this medallion, and matching accents describe the shape of the larger field as well as creating complex flower-filled ornaments in each corner.

This highly artistic antique French Savonnerie carpet is a truly magnificent example with such great movement, colors and pattern coming together in the most perfect and harmonious way. If you are in search of rugs that have a European influence, but want something that is that is unique and different, this antique French Savonnerie rug would be hard to beat. It is one of those items that will enhance your home’s interior design while adding a truly remarkable and authentic piece of history.


Lot # 6034 is in a very good condition. The pile is full and even with minor wear in a few spots. The two ends are complete and secured. The two sides are complete and secured. There is no dryness or cracking in the foundation. This rug is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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