Antique Chinese Carpet 46949
Elegant flower-filled borders frame this splendid antique Chinese rug, which depicts a restrained pattern of repeating bouquets set on a muted glaucous blue field.
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
8 ft 1 in (2.46 m)
Antique Chinese Rug, Origin: China c. 1910 – This comely antique Chinese carpet conforms to a model of elegance that is timeless and traditional. The border-centric composition features a lovely assortment of graceful vine-scrolls, radiant blossoms and fretwork devices that meander around the perimeter of the field. Gradient shading, bi-color foliage and tiny budlets add to the stylistic richness of the main borders and secondary inner borders, which showcase a beautiful collection of Eastern botanical motifs. The expansive glaucous blue field unfolds like a broad stage that is punctuated by an understated series of repeating bouquets that retain the elegant open space of the calming blue ground. Each unique bouquet contains lush blossoms, tightly closed buds and decorative foliage with tonal accents that mirror the botanical borders. This distinctive antique Chinese carpet showcases a superb collection of naturalistic botanical motifs that have a comforting formality.