an ornate rug constructed in a flat tapestry weave, often in pastel colors.
Her pretty drawing-room was only partly furnished––an 110 expensive but genuine set of old Aubusson being her limit for the time.
The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
At Aubusson alone over two thousand work-men are employed in rug-weaving.
Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern Rosa Belle Holt
An Aubusson carpet of palest green, with a festoon pattern of pink roses, covered two-thirds of the blocked, polished floor.
The Lion’s Skin Rafael Sabatini
He shook hands with her vaguely, and sat down on a Sheraton chair and fixed his eyes on the Aubusson carpet.
Evelyn Innes George Moore
Then he took four hours’ sleep, and at daybreak started back again, making fresh enquiries till he arrived at Aubusson.
In the Irish Brigade G. A. Henty
The terms “Beauvais,” “Aubusson,” etc., do not give their names to any particular style of tapestry.
The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
And yet history of tapestry weaving at Aubusson lacks the importance that gilds the Gobelins and Beauvais.
The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
In our wanderings about Aubusson we came across an old man who said he was so old that he had forgotten his age.
A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Aubusson, a French town on the Creuse, manufactures carpets and tapestry.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
Gobelins, Beauvais, and Aubusson tapestry are used for covering, the subjects being in harmony with the taste of the time.
Illustrated History of Furniture Frederick Litchfield
a town in central France, in the Creuse department: a centre for flat-woven carpets and for tapestries since the 16th century. Pop: 4662 (1999)
denoting or relating to these carpets or tapestries
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