Vintage French Art Deco Rug. An early 20th century vintage French Deco rug. Size: 8'7'' × 6'4'' Circa: 1940. This remarkable piece is truly a work of art- Art Deco. The soft, qualitative, cut-pile fabric is pleasing both to the eye and the hand. Spare but intriguing geometric forms create a feeling of angular elegance, while the crimson background seems to be almost royal-like. Two pitch-black pillars are fused with the base and bordered with a sand beige line. The line's sandy color is repeated in a rectangle 'hanging' above the dark construction, bestudded with grayish pattern. The rug exhibits a characteristic known as shading- slight shade variations caused by changes in pile lay from general use. Since the sides of fibers reflect more light than their tops, pile laying away from the observer appears lighter, whereas pile laying toward the observer appears darker. It is most visible on the crimson part and adds an extra dimension to this minimalist rug. The simplicity and elegance of this carpet, with a certain dose of abstraction, alludes to the painting masterpieces from the first half of the 20th century.