Sallandrouze refers to the carpet firm at Aubusson founded and run by the Sallandrouze de la Mornaix family. Jean Sallandrouze de la Mornaix (1762-1826) established workshops in Paris and Aubusson, weaving both pile and flatwoven carpets, in the late 18th century. With the fall of the first Empire in 1815, the Paris enterprise was closed. Under the direction of Jean's son Jean-Charles Sallandrouze de la Mornaix (1808-1867) the company flourished at Aubusson until political upheavals caused its demise in 1871, please see Sherrill, Sarah B., Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America, New York 1996, pp. 106-108. The rococo-revival style of the carpet offered here was very popular during the Second Empire and was created at a time when the Sallandrouze workshops were at their peak of production.
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