A lovely antique Savonnerie Carpet, France, Late 19th Century. Excellent pile.
This superb antique Savonnerie carpet features floral guardbands reminiscent of decorative woodwork that create a frame for the formal borders and central medallion. Reflecting of the luxurious detail that embellish palatial ceilings, featuring a rich variety of botanical motifs, including floral garlands set over a chain of lilies and sprawling acanthus leaf scrolls shaded with rose and mauve, surrounding a yellow floral sunburst motif. This carpet epitomizes the architectural style, formal composition, delicate colors and careful shading that makes these two-dimensional works of art come to life.