Vintage Colorful Floral French Art Deco Handmade Wool Rug BB6144 7'7" × 11'0" $60,000
This circa-1930 vintage French Art Deco rug features an exquisite design of floral abstractions in multicolored hues including pink, green, orange and lilac. A veritable bouqet of color and design, the early 20th century vintage carpet maintains its abstract, modernist feel. European Art Deco rugs owes its name to the first major exhibition of decorative arts to be held after the First World War: L’Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925.
The undeniable elegance of the custom at the event has served as inspiration for interior designers the world over, delivering a dramatic change of style to furnishings in general, and early 20th century vintage rugs and antique carpets in particular. Decorative arts of this period, sometimes known as the Machine Age, are characterized by a streamlined appearance.
Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. The Art Deco movement led to a fast evolution of the rug and textile design, among other art forms. Rug design evolved from traditional floral and highly ornamental to a style of angular elegance with geometric, abstract and modern figurative motifs. The design is frequently spare, geometric, and architectural. The rugs created during this period remain elegant and refined to this day.
Vintage Colorful Floral French Art Deco Handmade Wool Rug BB6144