Antique Silk Chinese Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This exquisite silk carpet, an antique Chinese rug showcases a stunning pattern of tiled floral motifs rendered in a vivid selection of cobalt blue, aureolin yellow and tawny brown. The superbly patterned field depicts decorative floral lozenges separated by rows of interconnected rosettes that feature graceful scroll work accents. Outstanding borders embellished with alternating cartouches showcase naturalistic floral branches and a secondary series of small-scale repeating patterns. The refracted luminescence of the shimmering silken fibers intensifies the bold hyper-saturated colors that are featured within each motif. Ornate strap work guard bands punctuated with bicolor roundels complete the traditional Eastern composition of this stunning antique Chinese silk antique rug.