Early 20th Century Art Deco Beige, Green, Pink and Maroon Handmade Wool Rug BB5413 5'9" × 9'2" $25,000
This striking circa-1920 vintage Art Deco antique rug features an all-over modernist design of rectangular shapes in shades of green, pink and maroon against a field of oatmeal. A minimalist, abstract piece, this vintage carpet is a stunning representation of the art movement from which it borrows inspiration.
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 European Art Deco rugs and carpets in NYC in particular. Decorative arts of this period, sometimes known as the Machine Age, are characterized by a streamlined appearance – which can be seen in this vintage Art Deco carpet.
Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. The Art Deco movement led to a fast evolution of the rug and textile design, among other art forms. Rug design evolved from traditional floral and highly ornamental to a style of angular elegance with geometric, abstract and modern figurative motifs. The design is frequently spare, geometric, and architectural. The rugs created during this period remain elegant and refined to this day.
Early 20th Century Art Deco Beige, Green, Pink and Maroon Handmade Wool Rug BB5413