Antique Chinese Silk and Metallic Rug 48129
Here is a remarkable antique metallic and silk Chinese rug from the late nineteenth century. A truly impressive work, this antique carpet is resplendent with traditional Chinese image and design elements.
Antique Chinese Metallic Silk Rug, Origin: China, Circa: Late 19th Century – This Chinese metallic and silk antique Oriental carpet is highly representative of the region and the style that it represents. . A truly impressive work, this antique carpet is resplendent with traditional Chinese dragons and design elements. Further, this carpet is vibrant and colorful – a rate quality in Chinese rugs and carpets. Shades of blue, yellow, and red swirl together to form the border of cloud bands that runs around the perimeter of the carpet. Here, an inscription in Chinese reads “For the Standby Use of the Palace of Qianlong Emperor.” Four splendid dragons serve as corner pieces, and bridge the space between the border and the field. Within the field proper, set against a fiery red background color, swirling dark blue vines blossom into occasional flowers. And in the exact center, positioned as a medallion, stands a remarkable imperial dragon, meticulously woven and bursting with color and detail. The overall effect is impressive: this antique Chinese carpet is a truly captivating composition.