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18th Century European Carpets

The late 18th century was an age of revolutions, particularly in art and design. During this century there were seismic cultural shifts in the style of carpets produced during this period, and a particular deviation from the ornate, traditional style. Each expression varied throughout European capitals as a new focus on fashionable interiors, elegant simplicity, and the lightness of the early neoclassical period began to emerge and flourish. This change in cultural atmosphere provided a sense of informality that seemed to sweep away decades of ostentation and formalism. Often associated with the Rococo and Baroque periods, this departure from traditionalism created a more eclectic and global fashion than in previous decades. More…

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The late 18th century was an age of revolutions, particularly in art and design. During this century there were seismic cultural shifts in the style of carpets produced during this period, and a particular deviation from the ornate, traditional style. Each expression varied throughout European capitals as a new focus on fashionable interiors, elegant simplicity, and the lightness of the early neoclassical period began to emerge and flourish. This change in cultural atmosphere provided a sense of informality that seemed to sweep away decades of ostentation and formalism. Often associated with the Rococo and Baroque periods, this departure from traditionalism created a more eclectic and global fashion than in previous decades.
 
Designers took inspiration from the new treasures unearthed in the ancient cities of Rome, Naples, and Athens, incorporating the forms and motifs of the ancient world into their 18th century designs. The neoclassical styles of the period were quite diverse among the European capitals, often expressing characteristics such as simplicity, elegance, charm, and grandeur. Our 18th Century European Collection at FJ Hakimian is comprised of the finest Italian, French, English, Russian, and Scottish carpets. From Bessarabians to Axminsters, each one exemplifies a rich and revolutionary piece of a significant shift in textile history.

Read more: Our blog "An Age of Revolution: 18th Century European Carpets"

French Aubusson Rug

02955
AUBUSSON

02461
AUBUSSON

99201
AUBUSSON

02527
Aubusson

02720
AUBUSSON

Russian Rug

03214
Russian Pile

02731
Bessarabian

French Louis XV Period

03360
Pile Aubusson

03347
Pile Aubusson

03274
Savonnerie

03182
Pile Aubusson

English Axminster Rug

03002
Axminster

03145
Axminster

03198
Axminster

03318
AXMINSTER

03369
Axminster

Spanish Cuenca Rug

03224
Cuenca