Antique Shabby Chic Chinese Carpet, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: 1900 – The simple, ivory background allows the forefront of the antique Chinese carpet to stand out all the clearer. A dark, rich brown tone is used to define the outlines and shape the design before the rest of the carpet, giving the entire work the impression of calligraphy and papyrus. An impressively wide border frames the field of the antique Chinese rug, giving way to a seemingly independent yet intertwined and connected smaller antique rug in the center. Both borders feature the same trailing flowers in their framework, creating an airy motif, as if the elements are carried on a wind. At the center of the carpet is a skillfully drawn circle, appearing as an earthy seal that unifies the rest of the elements that are present throughout the piece. The distressed shabby chic look and feel add a certain sophistication that will undoubtedly appeal to those who are looking for a sophisticated yet casual look and feel.