Regal maroon handmade wool Savonnerie rug with an antique blond latticed central medallion and border, decorated throughout with vibrant pink and purple floral motifs. The colour balance is well done so the large darker areas do not dominate. This wool Savonnerie handmade rug will splendidly anchor a high-end room decor.
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heavy, dense pile and superb furnishing colours combine to give these rugs a stately feel- no surprise as they were originally made for the French Courts.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 unrivalled 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.