Aubusson Cartoon, French c. 1860 - These are the painted panels used as patterns by the weavers who worked something like this up in wool and silk yarns. Today, hung in antique frames, the cartoons (or drawn/painted panels) are sought after.
Vintage French Provincial dresser/buffet hand painted in Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue with a Graphite wash. Clear & black wax applied. The top was stripped and refinished in Java Gel Stain and dark wax to seal. 9 dovetail drawers with original hardware. Measures: 64.5w x 19d x 32h. Pick up only in Drexel Hill Pa. located just outside of Philadelphia.
Aubusson Blue The colour is named and designed after the beautiful deep grey blue found on the classic 18th and 19th century Aubusson rugs from France. It is an elegant colour that works well with many colours as it is a dark neutral but in particular it works with Paris Grey . It is also a colour found in Scandinavian painted furniture
The Empire Aubusson Rug in the Emperor's bedroom has a circular central medallion on a gold background with large open areas. The motifs are in the neoclassical style of Percier and Fontaine favored by Napoleon. The gold of the Aubusson rug and blue silk fabric are on opposite ends of the color wheel. Image courtesy Wikipedia Commons.