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Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

French

Favorites of European nobility and royalty for more than 300 years, the tapestries and textiles made by the Royal Manufacture of Aubusson remain legendary for their exceptional quality and grand designs. 

The origins of Aubusson’s textiles date back to the 14th century, when residents of the town of Aubusson, located at the base of the Creuse river in France, started small weaving workshops. When skilled weavers from Flanders, Belgium, arrived in Aubusson, seeking refuge and settlement, the town’s weaving industry flourished. 

Aubusson was granted the Royal Manufacture title by King Louis XIV in 1665. Along with pieces by rival workshops such as Gobelins and Beauvais, Aubusson’s textiles, carpets and tapestries were prized for their meticulous designs. Early Royal Manufacture of Aubusson works resemble Turkish rugs and Asian textiles, which were popular with European royalty. In later years, though, Aubusson’s weavers shifted their style to reflect Western European and Caucasian rugs as well as Italian Renaissance style, incorporating floral, religious and pastoral themes into the tapestries.

Throughout the 18th century, Aubusson’s tapestries and rugs remained among the most desired by the European aristocracy. An inventory compiled in 1786 listed more than 100 Aubusson carpets at the Palace of Versailles. After the French Revolution, many workshops, including those of Aubusson, lost their Royal Manufacture status. Upholstered and machine-made carpets also became more dominant in the industry.

In 1869, the establishment of the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs d’Aubusson sparked a renewed interest in Aubusson tapestries, which the school still produces today. Although the advent of wallpaper during the late 19th and early 20th century reduced consumer demand for tapestries as wall decor, Aubusson adapted to the shift towards modernist style. Artists like Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso often had their artworks translated into tapestries. 

Aubusson’s carpets and tapestries continue to be coveted by interior designers and collectors of 18th-century, mid-19th-century and Napoleon III textiles and furniture. Aubusson’s history of weaving, wool production, spinning and dyeing is on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

On 1stDibs, find a range of antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson wall decorations, Asian-inspired art and furniture, carpets and more.

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Creator: Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
French Aubusson Tapestry Greenery 19th century - 1m92x1m50 - No. 1365
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

French Aubusson Tapestry signed 19th century - A couple of shepherds - No. 1369
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

French Aubusson greenery Tapestry 17th century - L2m13xH1m78 - No. 1373
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1650s French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Large Fragment Of French Aubusson Tapestry 17th Century - War Scene - N° 1362
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1680s French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

French Aubusson Tapestry greenery 19th century - L2m00xH1m52 - N° 1372
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1860s French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Beautiful Fragment of Aubusson Tapestry 17th century - L2m60xH2m10 - No. 1381
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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Late 17th Century French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Beautiful french greenery Aubusson Tapestry 19th century - L2m12xH1m70, N° 1385
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1860s French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Greenery French Aubusson Tapestry 19th century - L1m76xH1m48 - No. 1384
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1860s French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Very Fine 19th Century Aubusson french Tapestry - The Lady with Unicorn N° 1364
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture, Pierre Legoueix
Located in Paris, FR
Rare and Very Fine 19th Century Aubusson Tapestry - Signed - The Lady with the Unicorn - 1m74Hx1m95L - N° 1364 My personal opinion on this tapestry: Normally I do not share my perso...
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

French Aubusson tapestry - Shepherd and his sheep - L3m00xH1m30 - No. 1378
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Aubusson Manufacture
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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1940s French Aubusson Vintage Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Flanders tapestry 17th century - Children's games - L3m55xH2m40 - No. 1367
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of old, modern and contemporary tapestries, rugs, kilims and textiles....
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17th Century French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

French Aubusson Rug 19th century - Napoleon III style - 265x166, No 1359
By Aubusson Manufacture, Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
Period: 19th century - around 1860 Origin: Aubusson, FRANCE Style: Napoleon III Condition: Perfect condition (Cleaned, Lined in our workshop) Material: Wool & Silk Width: 2m65 Length...
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1860s French Napoleon III Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool

French Aubusson tapestry 17th century - Aeneid, After Isaac Moillon - N° 1380
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson, Isaac Moillon
Located in Paris, FR
Isaac Moillon is the son of Nicolas Moillon, painter and engraver, and Marie Gilbert. After the death of his father when he was only five years old and the remarriage of his mother, ...
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1680s French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

19th century Aubusson Tapestry Valance - N° 1350
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower; We are a family business specializing in the purchase, sale and expertise of tapestries, rugs, kilims and old and also contemporary textiles. W...
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1860s French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Aubusson tapestry 'The Goddess Diana' - 1m45Lx1m23H - No. 1348
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of hunting, and in later times, the moon and chastity. Cypress trees were sacred to her. She was the daughter of Jupiter and the Titan Laton...
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1830s French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Bobyrug’s Wonderful Antique French Aubusson Fine Tapestry
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful late 19th century French Aubusson tapestry with a nice gallant decor, hunting and beautiful colors, extremely finely hand woven with silk and wool. ✨✨✨ "Experience th...
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Late 19th Century French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

Large 17th century Aubusson Tapestry "Verdure" French
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Lyon, FR
Very big tapestry of the 17th century of the royal manufacture of Aubusson of the period "Verdure". Very beautiful work of craftsmanship for this unique p...
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17th Century French Regency Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Linen

French Mid-18th Century Aubusson Vertical Tapestry Depicting a Bird in the Woods
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Royal Manufacture of Aubusson woven tapestry from the mid 18th century depicting a bird standing in luscious vegetation. Created during the Mid-18th Century in the Aubusson ...
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18th Century French Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Tapestry

French 19th Century Red and Soft Green Aubusson Tapestry with Floral Décor
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Royal Manufacture of Aubusson woven tapestry from the 19th century, with floral motifs and red, light green and brown tones. Created during the 19th century in the Aubusson ...
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19th Century French Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Tapestry

Large 19hC French Aubusson Carpet in Flowery and Leafy Tropical Hues
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A magnificent Napoleon III Aubusson weave carpet having an unusual colour palette including two outer borders in pinks, reds, dark green, and an ...
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool

Bobyrug’s Beautiful Mid Century French Aubusson Tapestry
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very pretty mid century French Aubusson tapestry with a garden design with birds, and beautiful colors, entirely hand woven with wool and silk....
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Mid-20th Century French Aubusson Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

French Aubusson Tapestry, 18th Century
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A fine 18th-century Aubusson pastoral tapestry depicting a romantic tryst between a hunter and a shepherdess in a typically rural and architectural-themed landscape. The tapestry is ...
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18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk

668 - Aubusson French Antique Textile , 19th century.
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
Textile of the Royal Manufacture of Aubusson of the 19th century. Representation of some flowers. Perfect state of preservation. Reinforced by a fabric on the back of the work Dimen...
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1840s French Romantic Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool

18th Century French Handwoven Aubusson Panel Tapestry in Original Oak Frame
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique tapestry was created in Aubusson France circa 1780, and was probably part of a wall boiseries. Set in the original carved oak frame with decorative recessed corners, the large handwoven tapestry features King Louis XIII of France discussing with his Prime minister, Cardinal Richelieu...
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Late 18th Century French Louis XIII Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Oak, Tapestry

French 19th Century Aubusson Wall Tapestry with Pink and Cream Floral Décor
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Aubusson wall tapestry from the 19th century, with pink and cream floral décor. Created during the 19th century in the Aubusson manufacture located in central France, this wall tapestry features a perfectly organized décor showcasing bouquets of pink and cream flowers with their green foliage, framed with a frieze of additional flowers. With its skillfully woven décor...
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19th Century French Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Tapestry

670 - Aubusson French Antique "Au Petit Point" Textile
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
Textile of the Royal Manufacture of Aubusson of the 19th century. Representation of some flowers. Perfect state of a peacock in some of greenery. Reinforced by a fabric on the bac...
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1840s French Romantic Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool

French 19th Century Aubusson Cartoon with Floral Decor Surrounding a Cherub
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Aubusson cartoon painting from the 19th century, with floral decor surrounding a cherub populated cartouche. Created to be used as a model to...
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19th Century French Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Canvas, Wood, Paint

667 - "Au Petit Point" Textile, Aubusson, 19th Century
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
"Au Petit Point" textile of the Royal Manufacture of Aubusson from the 19th century. Perfect state of conservation. Negotiable price Measures: 140 x 120 cm.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool

Pair of French Pillows Made of 19th Century Aubusson Tapestries with Foliage
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French pillows made from 19th century Aubusson tapestries, with scrolling foliage and tassels. Made from an exquisite tapestry created during the 19th century in the Aubusson Manufacture located in central France, each of this pair of pillows is adorned with cream colored scrolling foliage standing out beautifully on a red background. The ensemble is framed with petite tassels on the surround. With their skillfully woven decor...
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19th Century French Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Tapestry

French 19th Century Framed Aubusson Oval Floral Tapestry in Giltwood Frame
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Aubusson floral oval tapestry from the 19th century with carved rectangular giltwood frame. Born in the famous Aubusson manufacture located in central France during the 19th...
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19th Century French Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Tapestry

French 19th Century Aubusson Tapestry Depicting a Lively Bouquet of Flowers
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Aubusson tapestry from the 19th century depicting a lively bouquet of flowers in a wicker basket. Woven in the famous Aubusson Manufacture located in central France during t...
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19th Century French Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Tapestry

896 - French "Petit Point" Aubusson Rug, 19th Century
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
"Au Petit point" Rug of the royal manufacture of Aubusson of the 19th century. Representation of a painting outline with multiple ornamentation of flowers. Reinforcement by a fabri...
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1850s French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool

17th Century Tapestry of The Americas Manufactured Royale De Felletin Antiques
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in West Hollywood, CA
17th century tapestry of the AMERICAS manufactured: Royale De Felletin “The Americas” In a beautiful landscape composed of water exotic trees plants villages castles and Turkey birds...
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17th Century French Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool, Silk, Paint

19th Century Handwoven Aubusson Rug, Floral Design, Finest Quality
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Paris, FR
Antique Aubusson rug with floral design Material: wool Dimensions: 500 x 400 cm / 196.8 x 157.4 in, circa 1870 Finest quality We have an important collection of Aubusson rugs from the 18th-20th centuries. The style developed in Aubusson is recognized today as one of the most influential of the European rug and tapestries History. Workshops to produce Aubusson flat-woven rugs were established under the royal warrant in 1743 to manufacture pile carpets primarily for the nobility. Many weavers who settled in France were Huguenots who had fled Spain during the Inquisition in the early 16th century. By issuing the edict of Nantes, Henry IV granted all non-Catholics freedom of worship, thereby protecting the carpet weavers in Aubusson. Aubusson weavers became the finest craftsmen in the world. Louis XIV’s influential Prime Minister Colbert established the long and hard...
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Mid-19th Century French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool

Pair of French 1850s Aubusson Floral Tapestries with Rinceaux Arabesques
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French Napoleon III period Aubusson tapestries from the mid-19th century depicting rinceaux surrounding a floral decor. Woven in the famous Aubusson Manufacture located in central France during the 1850s, each of this pair of wall tapestries...
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Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Tapestry

Large and Ornate 19th Century French Aubusson Rug
By Royal Manufacture of Aubusson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A monumental 19th century French palace size handwoven Aubusson rug. The classical rectangular rug presents with crisp detailing and deep coloration in Beige, Brown, Maroon, and Teal...
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Late 19th Century French Aubusson Antique Royal Manufacture of Aubusson Furniture

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Wool

Royal Manufacture Of Aubusson furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Royal Manufacture of Aubusson furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wool and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Royal Manufacture of Aubusson furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and Aubusson Manufacture. Prices for Royal Manufacture of Aubusson furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $99,000 and can go as high as $99,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $99,000.

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