Antique Chinese Rug, Origin: China, Circa: Early 20th Century – This marvelous antique Chinese rug showcases an exquisitely styled and expertly colored pattern of latticework tiles. Zigzagging half-tile pieces create a complementary border that cleverly repurposes the simple tile motifs that are featured within the lavishly patterned field. Soft ecru tiles, warm tawny brown blocks and superb China blue accents create a richly varied tile pattern that incorporates subtle color variations. These varied hues, gradient accents and latticework borders produce a charming pattern that successfully mimics the soothing, mottled look of glazed tiles. Dainty quatrefoil florets rendered in contrasting colors create a lively pattern that highlights the strong linear form of each carefully proportioned tile motif.