This beautiful French Aubusson carpet from the late 1800s has an eight-lobed cartouche with the initials MM (Marjorie Merriweather) interlaced against a pale blue ground. This is surrounded by a field of roses intertwined with brown scrolls on a rose ground.
Providence: This beautiful carpet came from Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens, Washington, DC, the former home of socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of the founder of the General Foods Corporation. Providence: This beautiful carpet came from Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens, Washington, DC, the former home of socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post, daughter of the founder of the General Foods Corporation.

Dimensions:
8’ 11” x 13’ 4”
Date of Manufacture:
late 1800s
Place of Origin:
France
Material:
Wool pile on a cotton foundation
Condition:
Wear consistent with age and use

Rug ID: 1307