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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 231

    AN AXMINSTER CARPET OF SAVONNERIE DESIGN

    Circa 1900

    Price Realised  

    AN AXMINSTER CARPET OF SAVONNERIE DESIGN
    Circa 1900
    The dusty pink field with small geometric pattern around large eau-de-nil medallion with polychrome scrolling acanthus leaves and floral sprays, wide border of similar design and floral vases in corners, outer plain stripe
    15'1"x 12'10" (460 X 391 cm.)


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    The carpet, woven in an earthen-red trellised-mosaic and wreathed by festive ribboned bands with an oval medallioned compartment in Louis XVI 'antique' fashion, celebrates the fruitfulness of the Earth Element. Flowered Vitruvian wave-scrolls, wreathed in Roman foliage, support Cybeles cornucopiae that accompany the palm-flowered and water-bubbled cartouches displayed in the hollowed corners.

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