Beautiful Antique Chinese Rug 47224
This regal antique Chinese rug has an understated visage with cloudband ornaments and a phoenix medallion surrounded by open space and a robust monochrome ground.
Antique Chinese Rug, Origin: China, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century – This classically beautiful antique Chinese rug is a beautiful tribute to indigenous designs, including the iconic phoenix and graceful cloudband, which have been transported to distant destinations where they continue to live on. The sparse, attractively rustic design features a graceful dueling phoenix centerpiece divided by naturalistic scrollwork branches. The arching, stylized form of the two fenghuang birds is contained within a circular medallion that emphasizes the yin-yang duality of these powerful symbolic figures. Serpentine cloudband scrolls with wild color variations and billowing curves function as corner spandrels that fill in the understated composition. This beautiful antique Chinese rug features strong patches of the ultramarine ground peek through the airy composition and create a spectacular backdrop that offsets the avian figures and vaporous cloud-bands as if they were flying through a bright, deeply colored azure sky.