Großer Aubusson-Teppich im Empire-Stil, Frankreich, 19. Jahrhundert

Large late 19th century Aubusson carpet with neoclassical motifs such as swans, flowers, cornocupias and lyrae. With a central foliate decoration of oval medallion shape surrounded by flowers. Within the border, still on the sand coloured ground, are four swans in the corners picking at the fruits from the lavishly filled cornocupia. The two lyrae are flanked by the cornocupiae and linked to the central medallion. The border with multicolored flowers on a dark blue ground generates a picturesque depth, with an acanthus leaves decoration at each corner. The overall design of the Aubusson carpet appears to be balanced and harmonious - the sand coloured ground unites the strong colors of the single design elements. The edges of the long sides are sewn as can be seen on the pictures.

PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD: Frankreich, Empire-Stil, Ende 19. Jh. / France, Empire Style, late 19th century
MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Wolle/Baumwolle handgewirkt / Hand woven  cotton/wool
ZUSTAND/CONDITION: Gut. Sehr schöne Farbigkeit. Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren/Good. Colours still quite vibrant. Wear consistent with age and use.
BREITE/WIDTH: 275  cm (9 ft. )
372 cm (12 ft.2 in. )