Antique Chinese Rug 46242

Size: 5 ft 8 in x 7 ft 2 in (1.73 m x 2.18 m)
Origin: China

Created circa 1900, this splendid antique Chinese rug features a lush medallion and dragon-filled spandrels that are rendered in a robust selection of deep blues.

Antique Chinese Rug, China, Early 20th Century – This superbly colored and richly detailed antique carpet is a phenomenal representation of China’s artful dragon rugs. The elegantly restrained composition features a number of beautifully detailed celestial dragons that are surrounded by stylized clouds with billowing contours. The lush medallion and the dragon-filled spandrels are set over a stunning background that features an impeccable small-scale repeating pattern rendered in tonal blues. The understated color scheme continues in the regal borders, which depict reciprocating T-shaped fretwork motifs and a variety of staggered lozenges that are embellished with artful details. Created in the first quarter of the 20th century, this stunning antique Chinese dragon rug represents the classicism, symbolic elements saturated colors and open composition that are icons of Eastern design.

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