A late 18th Century Aubusson tapestry rug, that has antique restoration which is apparent over this Tapestry rug, which has been well preserved. On a linen backing, this wonderful floral patterned 200 year old Aubusson has refined leaves and flowers connecting around a charming small central medallion. The dyes from this period are faded due to the pieces age. A decorative wall hanging which could be used on the floor in low used areas such as a bedroom.
The Aubusson tapestry manufacture of the 17th and 18th centuries managed to compete with the royal manufacture of Gobelins Tapestry and the privileged position of Beauvais tapestry. Aubusson carpets were produced in the upper valley of the Creuse in central France, they may have developed from looms in isolated family workshops established by Flemings that are noted in documents from the 16th century.
Typically, Aubusson tapestries depended on engravings as a design source or the full-scale cartoons from which the low-warp tapestry-weavers worked. As with Flemish and Parisian tapestries of the same time, figures were set against a conventional background of verdure, stylized foliage and vignettes of plants on which birds perch and from which issue glimpses of towers and towns.
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