Large Dragon Design Antique Chinese Rug 46587
Woven in the early 20th century, this dramatic antique Chinese dragon rug depicts a stunning double-medallion composition adorned with auspicious ornaments.
Chinese Rug, China, Early 20th Century – This fascinating antique Chinese dragon carpet represents the best of Eastern design traditions with elegant patterns that are beautifully balanced, perfectly symmetric and full of symbolism. The posh ivory field is covered with a delicate trellis of endless fretwork motifs punctuated by two grand medallions and a promenade of secondary roundels, each emblazoned with dueling dragons and a host of auspicious icons. The sophisticated main borders display an alluring assortment of botanical decorations, butterflies and tiled medallions that contain lavish fretwork details. Traditional T-shaped fretwork guard bands and floral inner borders filled with spiraling vine scrolls provide a stunning frame that maintains the traditional Eastern style while complementing the classic pairing of clear blue and ivory, which is accented by subtle pops of color.