Chinese Rugs

Antique Chinese carpets have a very long and distinguished history that is largely independent of rug designs from the Middle East. Often related more to the tradition of silk textiles, antique Chinese rugs and carpets were produced in medallion as well as all over formats. These tend to be more open and spacious than Oriental carpets from the Middle East . Often they contain prominent pictorial elements - trees, clouds, mountains, dragons and various animals. Colors are generally soft with emphasis on blues, golds, and ivories.

However, twentieth-century Chinese rugs could at times be quite spare in design, catering to modern western or Art Deco taste, and quite radical in color. The most recognizable rugs from the 1920's and 1930 were made by Walter Nichols, and American who manufactured deco carpets in Tientsin. They were usually made of wool and the finest silk while depicting exotic Asian flowers and birds in very rich, bold colors like magenta, turquoise, emerald and ruby.
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Chinese Deco Rug BB6080
Size: 11' × 8'3'' Circa: 1940
A modern mid-20th century Chinese Deco rug.
Item No: BB6080
A Chinese Rug BB5745
Size: 9'7'' × 5' Circa: 1920
This early 20th century antique Chinese rug features a border of floral motifs in shades of blue and beige against a field of oatmeal. Popular Eastern symbols such as the swastika, a Buddhist...
Item No: BB5745
A Chinese Rug BB5744
Size: 10'2'' × 5'10'' Circa: 1850
This circa-1850 antique Chinese rug features floral motifs and vines against a field of beige, and a dark blue border containing more stylized flowers and vines. There is evidence that...
Item No: BB5744
A Chinese Rug BB5732
Size: 8' × 5' Circa: 1920
This circa-1920 antique Chinese rug features an intricate all-over design of linear patterns and floral abstractions in black against a field of light pink. The contrast of the geometric and the...
Item No: BB5732
A Chinese Rug BB5731
Size: 9'4'' × 4'10'' Circa: 1920
This circa-1920 antique Chinese rug features a border of traditional oriental designs in blue, white and dark rust colors against a field of muted brown. Influenced by Eastern religions, the...
Item No: BB5731
Tibetan Monastic Runner BB5716
Size: 7'4'' × 2'9'' Circa: 1920
This circa-1920 antique Tibetan monastic runner features an all-over design of geometric motifs in earthy shades of red and green, with a pile border in black. The richly saturated colors make...
Item No: BB5716
A Chinese carpet BB5673
Size: 17'5'' × 16' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Chinese antique rug, the camel field with vinery and medallions containing light green forms...
Item No: BB5673
A Chinese rug BB5654
Size: 14'9'' × 13'4'' Circa: 1870
A late 19th century Chinese antique rug, the camel field with peonies, vinery and blue leaves around a central...
Item No: BB5654
A Deco Chinese Rug BB5632
Size: 6'7'' × 4' Circa: 1940
A whimsical deco Chinese rug with an emerald field with brightly colored birds and blooming vinery, and a contrasting black border with additional colorful motifs of similar genre.
Item No: BB5632
A Chinese Rug BB5630
Size: 16'9'' × 13'5'' Circa: 1939
This circa-1939 antique Chinese rug features a delicate all-over design of elaborate geometric abstractions in shades of purple and ochre against a field of green. Scrolling botanical motifs...
Item No: BB5630
A Silk Chinese Rug BB5626
Size: 11'1'' × 7'6''
An early 20th Century Chinese rug with a rich orange field with large cream blossoms and intricate vinery in pale shades of cream and grey, surrounded by a color contrasting geometric border and a wide...
Item No: BB5626
A Chinese Rug BB5611
Size: 9'8'' × 7' Circa: 1930
This early 20th century antique Chinese rug features floral motifs and vines against a field of warm hues of beige, tan and soft brown. The ornamental motifs have graphic qulities resembling...
Item No: BB5611
A Chinese Art Deco rug BB5544
Size: 19'1'' × 9'9'' Circa: 1940
A second quarter 20th century Chinese Deco rug, the sand field with tan seed pearls in rows overall...
Item No: BB5544
A Chinese Deco rug BB5530
Size: 15'4'' × 9'10'' Circa: 1940
A second quarter 20th century Chinese Deco rug, the camel field with lotuses and vinery around an enlarged cusped...
Item No: BB5530
An Antique Chinese Rug BB5513
Size: 10'3'' × 7'8'' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Chinese rug, the faded golden yellow field with vinery around enlarged medallions containing...
Item No: BB5513
An Antique Chinese Rug BB5493
Size: 8' × 5' Circa: 1900
Item No: BB5493
An Antique Chinese Rug BB5492
Size: 9'7'' × 9'2'' Circa: 1900
A serene Chinese rug from the early 1900's. Cream yellow, soft suiting hues of blue and teracotta predominate. A border of stylized blossoms and vines encloses a large central field of spare...
Item No: BB5492
An Antique Chinese Rug BB5491
Size: 11'9'' × 9' Circa: 1900
A refined Antique Chinese Rug with blue accents on a vast beige background.
Item No: BB5491
A Chinese Deco Rug BB5399
Size: 17'3'' × 13'7'' Circa: 1920
This circa-1920 vintage Chinese Deco rug features a striking all-over design of sharp geometric shapes, including repeating rhomboid figures in green with enclosed stylized floral motifs,...
Item No: BB5399
A Deco Chinese Rug BB5358
Size: 5'6'' × 3' Circa: 1920
This striking vintage circa-1920 Chinese Deco rug makes use of simple and bold color combinations and shapes to fit in with the abstract, minimalist approach of the art movement. Consisting of an...
Item No: BB5358
A Chinese Silk Rug BB5240
Size: 9'10'' × 6'
This exquisite vintage Chinese silk rug features a medallion containing traditional oriental designs in blue against a field of abstract geometric shapes in a shade of brown. Geometry meets natural florals in...
Item No: BB5240
A Chinese Rug BB5238
Size: 5'7'' × 3'1''
A fine example of asbtraction and modernism, this vintage Chinese rug features a bold all-over gold floral design against a solid blue field. Done with the innovative minimalist...
Item No: BB5238
A Chinese Deco Rug BB5193
Size: 16'1'' × 11'10'' Circa: 1920
This art Deco rug from China has an open striated brown field with naturalistic floral motifs sparsely placed in the composition within a open border...
Item No: BB5193
A Chinese Rug BB5158
Size: 7'8'' × 4'1'' Circa: 1880
Late 19th century silk and metal chinese rug. Geometric flowers intersect a linear grid filled with symetrical geometric shapes that have a subtle asian design within a traditional Chinese multi...
Item No: BB5158
A Chinese Deco Rug BB5126 (size adjusted)
Size: 23'5'' × 12'2'' Circa: 1920
An Early 20th Century Chinese Rug that has a geometric shadow pattern rendered tone on tone in nuetral shades of ivory and tan. This rug has been size adjusted.
Item No: BB5126
A Chinese Rug BB4933
Size: 5'7'' × 2'10'' Circa: 1880
A Late 19th Century Rug with a symmetrical graphic design. Darker shades of blue contrast on an ivory field...
Item No: BB4933
A Chinese Deco Rug BB4932
Size: 4'9'' × 2'10'' Circa: 1930
A 20th Century Chinese Deco Rug with a forest green field. Bamboo branches on one side lead into a multi colored and...
Item No: BB4932
A Chinese Rug BB4910
Size: 13' × 10'1'' Circa: 1920
An Early 20th Century Chinese Rug. Small abstract blue, grey and light brown shapes create a spacious stripe on a very subtle...
Item No: BB4910
A Chinese Deco Rug BB4893
Size: 18'9'' × 11' Circa: 1920
A Chinese Deco Rug with a very subtle design throughout the field. The field is silhouetted onto the border...
Item No: BB4893
A Chinese Deco Rug BB4822
Size: 13'7'' × 10'3'' Circa: 1940
This art deco rug from China has an open striated grey field with naturalistic floral motifs sparsely placed in the composition within...
Item No: BB4822