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A French 19th century Empire st. Aubusson antique carpet

List: $46,500.00

A superb French 19th century neo-classical empire st. rectangular Aubusson antique woven wool carpet. The light red fields flank the central pale green square with a rich red bordering the beige egg and dart design trim. The impressive central medallion... — Read More

  • Item # 5064
  • L: 164.5 in D: 113.5 in

    L: 418 cm D: 288 cm

  • France
  • 19th Century
  • Empire st. Read More
  • (Empire st.) - Neo-Classical in style, it was inspired by the decorative motifs and characteristics of Greco-Roman models, characterized as noble and massive. Mahogany, Rosewood, and Ebony were the preferred woods. Brass or gilt mounts in the form of swags, festoons, laurel wreaths, torches, and mythological creatures were used. Also common were the Napoleonic emblems of the bee, the crown, and the letter "N". After Napoleon conquered Egypt, he was so inspired by what he saw there, and he instructed his cabinet makers to include designs of sphinxes, Cariatides, and other Egyptian figures, in their creations.
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A French 19th century Empire st. Aubusson antique carpet