Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug
Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug
Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug
Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug
Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug
Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug
Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug
Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug
Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug

Axminster - Authentic Antique English Rug

$10,170.00 USD

Description

11'4" x 14'4"

Circa 1900

Wool

Good condition - repaired

Antique Axminster rugs have their unique style. While most antique rug styles were developed in the Oriental world, the Axminsters were developed in the Western World – specifically, in England. Axminster rugs are a luxurious nineteenth-century English counterpart to the great Neo-classical designs of French Aubussons and Savonneries. They share the same taste for monumental frames and cartouches filled with naturalistic floral detail in the European tradition, along with a tendency toward softer, pastel coloration. Some Axminster carpets, however, also began to respond to the qualities of Oriental rug design once the latter had reclaimed their position in the European market during the later nineteenth century. But even Axminster rugs of this kind preserve a distinctly European taste for soft coloration and realistic floral motives.