Rare Antique 17th Century Chinese Ningsia Rug 3285
Antique Chinese Ningsia carpets like this outstanding example are the epitome of understated elegance and aristocratic restraint.
Breathtaking and Rare Antique 17th Century Chinese Ningsia Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: 17th Century– Antique Chinese Ningsia carpets like this outstanding example, produced under the auspices of the Chinese imperial palace, are the epitome of understated elegance and aristocratic restraint. A very few cloud motifs rendered almost as rosettes float across an open tan-ocre field. Additional cloud-like vine scrolls in pale saffron subtly full the remaining space, although they barely show up against the tan ground of this antique Chinese Ningsia rug. Narrow borders of half-rosettes and fretwork enclose the entire composition with consummately reserved complexity. The beauty of the design and the color of this rare antique 17th century Chinese Ningsia rug are accented by the soft lustrous texture of the wool.