- Size: 4'1" × 6'7" (124 × 200 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsThis lovely antique rug is a splendid example of Chinese rug craft. Its firm body was thoroughly hand-woven of the finest silk which, next to excellent quality, gives the pile […]
- Size: 16'3" × 16'6" (495 × 502 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and Carpets, Oversized Rugs, Square RugsVintage Chinese Carpet, An early 20th century Chinese antique rug, Circa: 1920. This gem of Chinese weaving art is everything connoisseur would look for. Woven circa 1920, the rug depicts […]
- Size: 13'10" × 20'2" (421 × 614 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and Carpets, Area Rugs - Decorative Carpets You'll LoveThis circa-1930 vintage Chinese Deco rug features a striking display with an oval center medallion of radiating rays in shades of lilac, ringed with a dark green outline. Circular patterns […]
- Size: 14'8" × 15'3" (447 × 464 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and Carpets, Oversized Rugs, Square RugsAn early 19th century Chinese antique rug, the gold field with a delicate meandering vinery and scattered blossoms around an indigo key-pattern roundel within a curving leaf border. Decorative oriental […]
- Size: 14'10" × 18'8" (452 × 568 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and Carpets, Oversized RugsAn antique early 20th century art deco antique carpet, the indigo blue field with an overall beige floral vinery pattern around an upper and lower roundels formed of feathery birds […]
- Size: 11'7" × 17'7" (353 × 535 cm)Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsAn 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. […]
- Size: 18'6" × 19'1" (563 × 581 cm)Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and Carpets, Oversized Rugs, Square RugsAn early 19th century Chinese deco rug on a faded orange field with the blossom design flowers and vines framed by a saffron-colored border and the Greek key pattern. Vintage […]
- Size: 13'1" × 14'0" (398 × 426 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsAlthough in reference to Far-Asian weaving we hear mostly about Chinese Deco rugs, there are other, more native styles that deserve wider recognition. This antique Chinese Mongolian rug is a […]
- Size: 9'7" × 11'6" (292 × 350 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsAn exceptional mid 19th century Chinese antique rug, the abrashed light brown field with sparse cloud forms and vines around an enlarged central ivory and brown dragon within an oatmeal […]
- Size: 13'3" × 24'7" (405 × 749 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsA magnificent example of Chinese weaving craft, this antique carpet is everything a connoisseur would wish for. Its fascinating pattern consists mainly of floral motives seen on its main part, […]
- Size: 9'2" × 12'7" (279 × 383 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and Carpets, Rugs on Sale
$28,000This circa-1930 vintage Chinese oriental rug features an ornate all-over design of floral abstractions and cloud bands, as well as stylized dragons in shades of orange and pink, with white […]
- Size: 11'8" × 16'9" (355 × 510 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsAn early 20th century Chinese art Deco rug, the oatmeal with an unusually delicate European-inspired blue trellis of leafy vinery, feathery leaves and hooked tendrils within a dark blue hooked […]
- Size: 14'4" × 23'2" (436 × 706 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and Carpets, Oversized RugsA second quarter 20th century Chinese oriental rug, the sage green field with a beige overall design of curving leafy vinery, flowerheads and strap work forms within a beige border […]
- Size: 6'2" × 9'0" (187 × 274 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsChinese art deco rugs are well known thanks to their dazzling designs, but also great care with which they were woven. This piece, handmade using highest quality silk, sports an […]
- Size: 3'0" × 14'2" (91 × 431 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsThis antique runner is a classic example of Chinese Deco. Its main field bears a subtle floral design with pronounced leaves executed in distinct Asian aesthetics. The teal blue motifs […]
- Size: 18'4" × 25'1" (558 × 764 cm)Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and Carpets, Oversized RugsAn early 20th century vintage round rug, the cobalt blue field with staggered floral blossoms, vases issuing floral spray and roundels with abstract floral motifs within a half-blue and half-beige […]
- Size: 3'0" × 4'9" (91 × 144 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsChinese Deco rugs originated in the first half of the 20th century to cater for the needs of European clientele that fell in love with qualitative and meticulously refined creations […]
- Size: 8'10" × 11'4" (269 × 345 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsSoft, cushy, luminous and absolutely chic, this vintage area rug fully exhibits the magnificence of Chinese Deco. Its design impresses with refinement and high artistry set on the ideals of […]
- Size: 11'3" × 12'0" (342 × 365 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Samarkand & Khotan Rugs, Chinese Rugs and CarpetsFor ages Chinese silk rugs were made solely for the internal consumption and the access to those weaving wonders was largely limited for the western consumers. It all changed in […]
Decorative oriental, Chinese rugs and carpets have been a significant art form within the Chinese culture for many centuries, if not for several millennia. The history of Chinese rugs apart from being long and distinguished, is largely independent of that of the Middle East vintage rugs. First of all Chinese rugs and carpets were woven almost solely for domestic consumption – such separation from Western influences resulted in those carpets having truly ethnic Chinese vibe and appearance. It was not until the 19th century, the Chinese started exporting Chinese rugs to the world of the West – other goods, such as bronzes and porcelain have already been exported for many years before. Often employing silk textiles, antique Chinese rugs and carpets were produced in medallion as well as rectangular formats. Chinese rugs tend to be more open and spacious than the Oriental carpets from the Western Asia.
Chinese Rugs Colors
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, 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.
Chinese Rugs Patterns
Chinese rugs often comprised of geometric or abstract patterns. The most recognizable 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. 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.