Vintage Chinese Rug BB6695 11'7" × 17'7" $50,000
An early 20th century Chinese area rug, the abrashed gold, tan and oatmeal field with an allover trellis of lotus blossoms and vinery within a tan border with indigo fretwork.
The most recognizable antique kilim rugs from the 1920’s and 1930 were made by Walter Nichols – the 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. Vintage rugs produced in Kashgar, Yarkand and Khotan in the Chinese occupied Autonomous Region of Sikiang are collectively known as Samarkands. Typically long and narrow with simplistic spacious designs rendered in a glossy wool, Samarkand rugs frequently employ colorations of lacquer reds and Chinese yellows. They are heavily influenced by the neighboring countries of China and Turkey and have been produced in this region since at least the seventeenth century.
Vintage Chinese Rug BB6695