French Art Deco Circular Rug by Paul Follot BB6783 12'7" × 12'7" $95,000
A circle deco rug designed by Paul Follot for the “Salon de Musique” of an interior in Paris also of his design. The rug originally sat under the piano as documented in photographs. The central area represents the night sky and the outer portion has all of the zodiac signs.
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 antique oriental rugs and carpets for sale in particular. Decorative arts of this period, sometimes known as the Machine Age, are characterized by a streamlined appearance. Circle rugs and carpets woven from the mid-1920s through the 1930s reflect this style.
French Art Deco Circular Rug by Paul Follot BB6783