Thank you for visiting the Floor Covering section of our website.
We will source any floor covering (pile or flat-weaved, antique or vintage rugs, leather tiles, ceramic tiles, etc….) that you are on the hunt for. Please contact us with your project specifications and dreams, and we will be more than happy to assist!
For your enjoyment, the pictures on this listing are:
1. An exceptional “Grotesque Chinois” tapestry made in my hometown, Beauvais, and sold at Christies London:
Excerpt from Christies.com:
July 7, 2016
GBP 50,000 – GBP 80,000
THE MUSICIANS AND DANCERS
A LOUIS XIV ‘GROTESQUE CHINOIS’ TAPESTRY
MANUFACTURE ROYALE DE BEAUVAIS, UNDER THE DIRECTORSHIP OF PHILIPPE BEHAGLE (1684–1705), DESIGNED BY JEAN-BAPTISTE MONNOYER (1636–1699) AND JEAN I BERAIN (1640-1711), BETWEEN 1688 AND 1732
Woven in silks and wools, depicting Musicians and Dancers from the series ‘Les Grotesques’, showing a fantastical pavilion draped with curtains and surmounted by a seated griffon flanked by floral garlands, a bird and a sphinx, standing on a polished-stone terrace with dancing musicians, all on a pale yellow tabac d’espagne ground, the borders with chinoiserie pagode figures, sphinxes and herms within strap work, localised areas of restoration and reweaving, including a circa 60 cm section of lower guilloche border, restored cuts
10 ft. 1 in. x 12 ft. 10. in. (307 x 392 cm.)“
2. A gorgeous Savonnerie rug, also probably from my hometown, Beauvais:
Excerpt from Christies.com
New York, Park Avenue
21 October 1997
A LOUIS XVI ‘SAVONNERIE’ RUG CIRCA 1785, EITHER THE SAVONNERIE OR BEAUVAIS WORKSHOPS
USD 30,000 – USD 40,000
A LOUIS XVI ‘SAVONNERIE’ RUG
Circa 1785, either the Savonnerie or Beauvais Workshops
The polychrome rosette medallion anchored on the shaped slate blue- grey field with rinceaux and floral vinery all on a brown field with floral bouquets in the corners within a greek key border and an open dark green-brown border
Approximately 7ft. 6in. x 5ft. 9in. (229cm. x 175cm.) ”
Enjoy the hunt!