Antique Chinese Rug 46871

Origin: China Rugs

This extraordinary antique Chinese rug depicts an elegantly appointed landscape scene with graceful animals, textural terrain and fabulous iconographic elements.


6 ft (1.83 m)


6 ft (1.83 m)

Chinese Rug, China, c. 1900 – Drawn in a lavish, iconographic style, this outstanding antique Chinese rug features a resplendent landscape scene embellished with a selection of auspicious figures. The dramatic mountain valley scene opens with steep polychrome peaks that feature undulating lines and delicate floral decorations. The grand slopes and rounded hills frame a pair of graceful deer, which feature elegantly patterned fur and represent a potent symbol of longevity. Swooping bian fu bats fly through the air and fill the open papyrus-colored ground that separates the graceful deer from the beautifully drawn cranes. Arching evergreen branches with stylized needle-like foliage frame the gentile animals and appear again atop neighboring peaks in a small-scale form that gives the stylized composition depth and perspective. The beauty of the classical Chinese composition is redoubled in the phenomenal borders, which feature a stunning collection of repeating floral patterns separated by decorative cartouches that contain ornamental treasures.

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