417- Savonnerie Antique white and Black handmade Wool rug

Handmade wool Savonnerie rug woven by very skillful Chinese weavers in an antique white main ground with a black border. This rug faithfully renders the original French templates from the 17th and 18th centuries, so we see gracefully scrolling leaves and the delightful touch of the harp motifs. The ground design pushes into the border forming a polygonal shape, making the overall layout more interesting on this wool handmade Savonnerie rug, which is available to order in your perfect size.

The most luxurious, deep piled rugs available on the market. Incredibly heavy, dense pile and superb furnishing colours combine to give these rugs a stately feel- no surprise as they were originally made for the French Courts. They are highly ornate in the French floral style but can be commissioned in bespoke sizes and shapes. Savonnerie rugs are what you often see on the floor in Buckingham Palace, and most stately homes, as well as many other Government reception rooms.

The Chinese weavers started to make superb reproductions of the original French Savonnerie in the late 20th century. They are faithful to the originals to the exact designs, colours and cut loop pile technique and are excellent value for money considering the weight of wool used. Once on your floor they are immovable and provide unrivaled opulence underfoot as well as super sound and heat insulation. They are a rug made to fit into a traditional home, often in a room-filling size, when the scale allows the designs to come to the fore. As a long-term floor covering a handmade wool Chinese Savonnerie reproduction should last at least 100 years, even in a well-used space, whilst offering the same elegance as the tapestry weave rugs.

Please use your rug with a suitable underlay which will protect the back of the knots and allow dirt to fall through the rug. Vacuum sparingly, once a week is sufficient, and do so on a low power and without the rotating brush, as this strips the pile. Clean professionally at least once every five years. Turn your rug every year if possible to even out footfall patterns and sun fading. Never leave your rug undisturbed under furniture in the dark. Keep a moth trap in the room if possible.
Every rug I sell is exactly as I have described on the invoice. I will have explained all the options open to you- including the bespoke rug making. The rug will be the very best rug you can buy within your budget and be the best suited to your room colours, light and usage. The way it is made, the materials, the age, the size and the all-round suitability for you and your room will be made completely transparent. Please feel free to ask for a second opinion if you are unsure.