Description & Technical information

A wool velvet carpet with a tobacco-coloured ground known as "pain brulé"(literally burnt bread) sprinkled with yellow flowers. In the centre there is a round medallion with a bouquet of flowers encircled by three borders: the first with a pearl grey background decorated with white flowers, the second consisting of a rich flower garland with ribbons, and the last a thinner garland of white flowers. The last of these is found on the entire perimeter of the carpet, interrupted in the corners by a motif formed by a bouquet of flowers between two cornucopias, and in the centre of each line, where there is an oval crown of laurels enclosing a bouquet of flowers in its centre. The whole composition is framed by a wide border with a yellow background decorated with a garland in flowery rose stem.

Date:  Aubusson, 1820 circa
Period:  Early 19th century
Dimensions: 580 x 480 cm (228³/₈ x 189⁰/₁ inches)
Categories: Textiles