Antique European Rugs

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Like every other tradition and culture in history which specializes in creative craft and artistry, European culture has its own place and the antique European rugs stand proof to this claim. The artisans in the continent started weaving carpets during the thirteenth century at first and later flourished throughout the world during the eighteenth century. Many of the design motifs from antique rugs found in the oriental period inspired these European carpets.

Aubusson rugs for sale were made in the French city of Aubusson in the 17th century. These rugs were made with flat woven wools and were modeled after ancient Persian rugs of the same type. It was in the 19th century that Aubusson rugs began competing directly with rugs made in England. Aubusson rugs were mainly marketed to rich European rug collectors. Aubusson carpets were inspired by the best Savonnerie carpets that were woven solely for French kings, from Louis XIV to Louis XVI. In those days, only a king was allowed to own Savonnerie carpet. That is what led to the production of the Aubusson rugs – to democratize rug production for all of Europe. Soon, Aubusson rugs were to feature in several homes in France, and even in England. The17th century Savonnerie workshops were famous for their rug design. However, their products were meant specifically for French royalty. Some of the Savonnerie designs consisted of floral patterns, heraldic as well as military references, architectural motifs and so on. The warps in Savonnerie rugs were made with linen, and had woolen piles that were woven with symmetrical knots. Some of the greatest antique rugs in the world are Savonnerie rugs made in the 17th and 18th century and they are only found in the most important museums in the world. Both Aubusson rugs as well as Savonnerie rugs are truly meant for royalty, and they are available with us, for you to buy.

With time and artisans learning the art individually, the European rugs started acquiring new style and designs of their own. You can easily differentiate the ones made in the eighteenth century with their unique colors and weaving styles. Going for antique European rugs is an individual choice and these carpets have equally great designs that would appease any buyer. You can buy them for yourself or even consider gifting one of these magnificent works of art during special occasions, easily becoming one of the best gifts for your friends or family.


Antique Beauvais Aubusson Rug
Antique Beauvais Aubusson Rug
4'2" x 5'10", Rug# eu28093
Antique Savonnerie
Antique Savonnerie
10' diameter, Rug# eu26360
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Circa 1860, 15'x23', Rug# eu26840
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Circa 1900, 18'x22', Rug# eu26841
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Circa 1870, 16'10" x 18'6", Rug# eu26843
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
11' x 14'7", Rug# eu28115
Chinese Reproduction Aubusson Design Rug
Chinese Reproduction Aubusson Design Rug
12 X 18 Rug# 26465
Antique Spanish Rug
Antique Spanish Rug
Circa 1920, 4'2" x 7' Rug# eu27082
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
Circa 1880, 11'1"x15'2", Rug# eu26958
Antique Savonnerie Rug
Antique Savonnerie Rug
16' x 22'10", Rug# eu26959
Reproduction Aubusson Rug, From China
Reproduction Aubusson Rug, From China
8' X 10' RN#eu28116
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
6'4" x 8'3", Rug# eu28087
Antique Savonnerie Rug
Antique Savonnerie Rug
14' x 18'7", Rug# eu28080
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
8' x 11', Rug# eu28081
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
12'7" x 22'9", Rug# eu28082
Antique Savonnerie Rug
Antique Savonnerie Rug
16' x 23', Rug# eu28083
Antique Savonnerie Rug
Antique Savonnerie Rug
12' x 16', Rug# eu28084
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
20'8" x 22'8", Rug# eu28085
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
10' x 14', Rug# eu28089
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
11' x 15', Rug# eu28090
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
11'2" x 14'8", Rug# eu28091
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
8' x 14', RN# eu28092
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
Antique French Savonnerie Rug
18'6" x 34'2", Rug# eu28088
Antique French Aubusson Rug in Wool & Metal Blend
Antique French Aubusson Rug in Wool & Metal Blend
6'6" x 7'10", Rug# eu28114
Antique French Needlepoint Rug
Antique French Needlepoint Rug
10'10" x 15'7", Rug# eu28188
Antique European Aubusson Panel
Antique European Aubusson Panel
Circa 1920, 4'x10', Rug# eu26361
Antique French Beauvais Aubusson Rug
Antique French Beauvais Aubusson Rug
4' x 10', Rug# eu28125
Antique European Savonnerie Rug
Antique European Savonnerie Rug
9'6" x 13'4", Rug# eu28121
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Antique French Aubusson Rug
Circa 1850, 14' x 30', Rug# eu28120
Chinese Savonnerie Rug
Chinese Savonnerie Rug
9'6" X 13'6" RN#eu28122
Chinese Savonnerie Rug
Chinese Savonnerie Rug
10' X 13'8" RN#eu28123
Aubusson Reproduction
Aubusson Reproduction

 10' x 14'3   RN# eu4467 
Antique Austrian Rug
Antique Austrian Rug
8'2"x11'1 RN # eu 2626
Chinese Savonnerie
Chinese Savonnerie
6'x9' RN #ch2724
Antique French Aubusson
Antique French Aubusson
13'9"x15'6" RN#au5017

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