Antique Chinese Rug, Origin: China, Circa: Early 20th Century – Crafted in a traditional Eastern style, this timeless antique Chinese rug immortalizes the legend of the auspicious phoenix and the benevolent dragon. The elegant medallion incorporates stylized flames and celestial ruyi clouds that capture the duality of these famous supernatural creatures. The sophisticated minimalist composition highlights the beauty and form-giving qualities of the negative space created by the plush camel ground. Magnificent botanical spandrels with scrolling chrysanthemum branches and fretwork details frame the carefully decorated and well-proportioned field. The softly colored background and strong monochromatic outer borders put the bold inky blue decorations in graphic relief and accentuate the stunning visual style of this elegant antique Chinese rug.