Antique Chinese Rug 46621
Dramatic, wildly stylized dragons and symbolic ornaments adorn this spectacular Chinese carpet, which embodies the glamorous, creative style of the art deco era.
Antique Chinese Rug, Origin: China, Circa: Early 20th Century - Here is a captivating and exceptional antique Oriental rug - an antique Chinese carpet, woven in China during the early years of the twentieth century. An absolutely breath taking antique Oriental rug, this antique Chinese carpet is resplendent with exciting detail work. Borrowing from the new and the old, this palatial Chinese carpet showcases a formal dragon medallion with traditional symbols and design elements that are depicted in a fresh, creative manner. Mauves and bright azures inject the traditional palette of soft camel brown and clear blue with vivid art deco accents. The directional composition features five fantastically detailed dragons accompanied by ruyi clouds and heavily stylized vapors. These airy and fiery elements are grounded by splashing waves and jutting peaks that provide a sense of balance and tradition. A lone shou symbol protected by the dominant dragon figure marks the center of the field and functions as a creative art deco medallion. This dramatic scene is framed by delicate floral guard-bands and crisp Greek key borders that have the same balance of tradition and invention.