Beautiful Room Size Chinese Blue and White Antique Peking Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This beautiful antique Peking rug features a plush soft pile with the classic Chinese blue and white colors.
The light colored central medallion design, which consists of chrysanthemum, lotus flowers and elaborate butterflies seems to be sincerely floating against Chinese blue background. A band of complimentary, naturalist design patterns frame the medallion and radiates outward toward the open ground of this magnificent antique Chinese rug.
Highly flourished vases, brimming with floral arrangements of lilies and roses, are strewn symmetrically about the main field of this serene antique Oriental rug.
Beautifully illustrated butterflies are seen frolicking among the vases. These happy little creatures add an innocent and playful charm to the overall artistic impact to this charming antique carpet.
The corners designs of the main field echo the more wild nature of the round center design. The mirrored design in the four corners feature stylized chrysanthemums surrounded by swirling and elegant floral vine scrolls.
The border consists of three distinct sections. Beginning from the inside out, a thin band of cream diamonds are set against the blue colored background. This border is followed by a traditional Greek key or running dog border design in alternating shades of lighter and darker blue. Lastly, the main outer border displays a bright cream background that is filled with arrangements of floral chrysanthemum motifs – the same ones that we see in the four corners of the room size rug’s main field.
The finely drawn details found in the carefully arranged floral designs, along with the elegant happy butterflies, combine to make this quite the regal and sophisticated antique Peking rug. Though this rug is quite Asian in look and feel, it is so versatile in its coloration that is sure to enhance any interior design that is looking to create a look of peace and tranquility.