Vintage Viennese Rug BB1628
Vintage Viennese Rug Description:
A mid 20th century Viennese vintage carpet, the half yellow and half gray solid field around an unusual solid blue medallion within a solid gray and solid yellow border formed by linked curving tendrils.
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 supreme elegance of the custom made interiors at the event set an example for interior designers the world over. Inspired by these innovative aesthetic ideas, artists, designers, craftsmen and manufacturers from across Europe and America produced a wide range of modern pioneering patterns that delivered a dramatic change of style to furnishings in general, and early 20th century European art deco rugs and carpets in particular. Decorative arts of this period, sometimes known as the Machine Age, are characterized by a streamlined appearance. Art Deco antique rugs and carpets in NYC woven from the mid-1920s through the 1930s reflect this style.