Vintage Chinese Deco Rug BB3289
An early 20th century Chinese area rug, the saffron field with an allover golden lozenge lattice, with knot forms at the intersections, containing blue, saffron and celadon palmette formed medallions within a blue border with unusual angular floral vinery.
These tend to be more open and spacious than the Oriental carpets from the Western Asia. Maintained mostly in blues, golds, ivories and beiges, with classical symbols of longevity, elaborate lotus blossoms, chrysanthemums, cloud-band motifs, foo-dogs and birds, antique Chinese rugs are frequently visible in paintings from as early as the T’ang Period. In contrast to earlier Chinese antique rugs nyc, the twentieth-century Chinese Art Deco rugs can be quite spare in design and quite radical in color, catering to the western taste shaped by the birth of the modernist movement. They often comprised of geometric or abstract patterns. The most recognizable vintage rugs for sale from the 1920’s and 1930 were made by Walter Nichols – the American who manufactured deco carpets in Tientsin.
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