Art Deco Chinese rugs were produced from the 1910s to the 1940s. Prior to the 1920s, during the experimental stages of production, the design and color remained similar to classical antique Chinese rugs. After the 1920s began the experimentation with vibrant colors and drifting away from the characteristic two-toned contrasting colors.
These rugs were made in China during the 1920s and 1930s. The most recognizable rugs were made by Walter Nichols, an American who set up factories in China. The most prolific weaving center was in Tientsin where the designs tended to be more open and spacious than Oriental rugs. Nichols' rugs are usually made of wool and silk and have a thick plushy and luxurious feel. They are designed with both medallion as well as all-over formats. Frequently design elements include pictorial scenes, trees, clouds, mountains, dragons, birds and exotic flowers. Colors are very lively and energetic, rich jewel tones of magenta, turquoise, emerald, ruby and violet are common.
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12 Rugs Found in Chinese Art Deco Rug
Crafted in the early 20th century, this antique Chinese art deco rug features a chic asymmetric pattern decorated with abstract bars and isolated roundels.
This sleek antique Chinese art deco rug features a stark minimalist composition decorated with bold geometric motifs that typify the art deco design movement.
This beautiful, representative antique Chinese carpet is resplendent with traditional Chinese iconography, as well as a traditional color pallet of ivory and blue.
This beautiful antique Chinese rug, with is blue and ivory and coloring and treatment of animal figures, is resplendent with traditional Chinese elects of design.
Crafted in China, this innovative art deco rug depicts a streamlined composition decorated with linear accents and gradient color blocks that create a chic visage.
This outstanding antique Chinese art deco rug features a minimalist composition framed by a fretwork spandrel and elaborate dragon motif set on a plush brown field.
Crafted in China, this remarkable art deco carpet depicts an abstract patchwork landscape with streamlined geometry associated with the first modern art movement.
This comely antique Art Nouveau Chinese carpet is characterized by a lovely pastel pallet and a graceful composition of spring flowers.
Sleek and sophisticated, this stunning Chinese art deco carpet depicts a magnificent cubist pattern that is rendered in an elegant selection of chic earth tones.
This elegant Chinese carpet features an asymmetric composition and traditional elements woven in a sophisticated combination of taupe and aqua blue.
Dramatic, wildly stylized dragons and symbolic ornaments adorn this spectacular Chinese carpet, which embodies the glamorous, creative style of the art deco era.
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