Breathtaking Oversized Antique French Art Deco Carpet, Country of Origin / Rug Type: French Rugs, Circa Date: 1920’s – France is considered the home of the Art Deco movement with the 1925 exhibition that is considered the official beginning of the movement. Soon, the design would find its way into architecture, furniture, jewelry, cars, movie theaters, fashion, and in everyday items throughout the home. This piece is a beautiful example the French Art Deco rug style and the characteristics that helped to define it.
The Art Deco movement was characterized by a simplified geometric style that was an answer to the lavish flourishes of the Art Nouveau Movement that came before it. The shapes were often simple, and the colors arranged in a way that gave it movement and direction. Shading within the elements was simple and often only involved a darker and lighter color, as in this piece.
The artist created a rippling effect on the outside, or perhaps, the appearance of looking through an opening of sorts onto a different design. This three dimensional effect is a characteristic of Art Deco pieces. An original Art Deco piece from France in the 1920s is a rare find. This is a piece that was part of a movement that would define style trends throughout the 1920’s and that would continue to influence future movements such as mid-century modern and many of our contemporary design styles.
The colors of the French rug are a characteristic Art Deco palette with earthy browns and bold teals. The design features subtle tone-on-tone highlights that accentuate the angular nature of the design. If you are fortunate enough to own an Art Deco-style building, this piece is an essential to give it the crowning touch and add an authentic piece to the collection. It would also make the perfect foundation for a modern room that features Art Deco influences.
This is a antique oversized area rug, which would be perfect for a public building or office that features Art Deco elements in the architecture. It is perfect for the collector or any fan of Art Deco artwork who has a space that is large enough to accommodate it. This is a rare antique rug for many reasons, and one that deserves a place where it can be appreciated by art historians and aficionados of Art Deco style.