Vintage French Art Decorative Area Rug BB6171
Vintage French Art Decorative Area Rug Description:
This circa-1930 vintage French european deco rug features an intriguing all-over design of maze-like geometric abstractions in dark brown against a field of lighter brown. The stark minimalism of the early 20th century vintage carpet makes it a striking modernist statement. European Art Deco 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 antique rugs for sale and carpets in particular. Decorative arts of this period, sometimes known as the Machine Age, are characterized by a streamlined appearance.