A Comprehensive Collection of Chinese Art Deco Rugs and Carpets
Chinese Art Deco 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. Chinese deco rugs 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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27 Rugs Found in Chinese Art Deco Rugs
Simplified and distilled to the most essential elements, this antique Chinese pile mat depicts a striking shou-symbol medallion surrounded by strong indigo borders.
Though a vintage carpet from the mid-twentieth century, this charming circular rug showcases some quintessentially Chinese design elements that are centuries old.
This Art Deco carpet does a remarkable job of conveying important Chinese notions of aesthetic perfection in its minimalistic, well-balanced composition.
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.
On this lovely antique Oriental Chinese rug a delicate, lace-like pattern of abstract ivory clouds, dragons, leaves, and flowers unfolds across a warm cinnamon ground.
This beautiful, representative antique Chinese carpet is resplendent with traditional Chinese iconography, as well as a traditional color pallet of ivory and blue.
This stunning antique Oriental Art Deco rug from China features a bold modernist asymmetrical array of diagonals and rectilinear geometric or biomorphic forms across the field.
Peking carpets from the turn of the century often have sparse designs that allow them to compliment a variety of interiors.
Woven with a pleasing combination of neutral earth tones and coral reds, this Art Deco carpet from China uses contemporary designs that were far ahead of their time.
Woven in China during the 1920s, this outstanding antique carpet features a solitary dragon flanked by spiraling clouds set over a sumptuous blue background
This exquisitely subtle and restrained antique Oriental Chinese Art Deco rug is graced by a scalloped border of dark brown enclosing a golden sand field.
Woven with an elegant combination of turquoise, apricot and coco brown this rug features a classic Chinese color palette and with traditional stylistic elements.
Executed in a chic combination of taupe and ecru, this elegant antique Chinese rug depicts a spectacular botanical arabesque surrounded by architectural borders.
This sophisticated antique Chinese carpet showcases a novel assortment of rectilinear and curvilinear decorations framed by brightly colored botanical borders.
This bold Chinese carpet features appealing colors and traditional written characters along with a variety of cultural objects and floral motifs.
Certainly one of the more exquisite antique Peking pieces from China, this lovely carpet has delicate viney cloudbands arrayed as diagonal strips repeating gracefully across a soft tan field.
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.
Scrolling fretwork mazes and geometric ruyi clouds decorate this spectacular vintage Chinese art deco rug, which incorporates elements of tradition and invention.
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