Beautiful Large Antique French Art Deco Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: French Rugs, Circa Date: 1920’s – France is the home of the Art Deco movement, and this gorgeous French rug from the 1920s is an excellent example of the style. Art Deco artists played an important role in art history and design that set the foundation for contemporary styles over the next several decades. It is a gorgeous piece for your historical home or for contemporary styles, too.
The Art Deco period was a well-established movement long before the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. The name was later shortened to the term Art Deco, with which we are most familiar today. The purpose of the exhibition was not solely for the sake of art, it was to reestablish France’s position as a leader in the art and design fields.
Nearly 16 million people visited the exhibition in the seven months that it ran. This allowed France to establish itself once again as a leader in the category of luxury goods. One of the rules of the exhibition was that all items must be completely modern with no reflection of historical art styles. However, many of the items still reflected influences from the past, despite this rule.
This rug is a design based on Persian rugs that have been produced since the 16th century. However, rather than the crisp design that you see in Persian rugs, this piece uses muted colors and abstract designs. It is an Art Deco rendition of a historical piece.
While this piece would have broken the rules of the Paris Exhibition, we can still admire its beauty today. The design has balance and symmetry, as it is based on a classic medallion design. The colors are bright and vibrant, allowing it to bring a cheerful ambiance to the room.
This antique rug would make a bright foundation for any room design. Its colors will reflect the light in the room and make it appear more spacious. It could easily set the tone for a more traditional room, or for a Boho chic one, too. This is a magnificent piece and a rare find for the Art Deco collector.