Antique Chinese Rug, Origin: China, Circa: Early 20th Century – This beautiful antique Oriental rug — a fantastic Peking rug made in China during the early years of the twentieth century — represents the style typified by Peking rugs, which were very popular pieces following the political transition experienced in China after the turn of the twentieth century. Peking carpets from the turn of the century often have sparse designs that allow them to compliment a variety of interiors. With the simple beige- taupe field, the inner border has a beaded design then the middle a more graphic fret-work design often seen in Chinese art. Finally, the outer border is a blend of delicate lotus flowers flanked by a narrow simple outer brown border. Thus, while these rugs — and this rug in particular — do not boast the elaborate intricacies of many other styles of antique rugs, they possess a different kind of beauty that is just as enduring.