French Art Deco Brown, Green, Yellow, Blue, Lilac Handmade Wool Rug BB6639 5'2" × 7'4" $9,000
European Deco rugs came at the beginning of the 20th century on the wave of rapid changes that brought a completely new perspective on design and interior decorating. This vintage French Art Deco rug is quite a unique example of its times’ aesthetics. The central medallion occupying the field is relatively decorative and has delicate floral overtones which may suggest Art Nouveau influences. It is presented against the chain-like stripes running vertically through the face on the antique rug, and enclosed within a simple single border.
The design of the rug is rendered in a warm color palette that relies mainly on dark brown complemented by off-white, green, lilac and yellow. Not too bold but not too timid either, this composition can help to make a statement in a wide variety of interior arrangements.
This charming vintage rug can boast of firm structure and durability that allowed it to survive until present with no signs of wear. It is hand-made of wool with the knots tight yet rather pronounced. If well-maintained, the piece can survive many years in excellent condition, pleasing the eyes and feet of its owners.
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.
French Art Deco Brown, Green, Yellow, Blue, Lilac Handmade Wool Rug BB6639