Antique Art Nouveau European Rug 45624
Created in Europe, this art nouveau antique rug features a splendid inset medallion with graceful curves, interwoven knot work details and decorative forget-me-nots.
Beautiful Art Nouveau Antique European Rug, Origin: Europe, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century, 1900 – Rendered in a sophisticated continental style, this antique Art Nouveau European rug features a graceful inset medallion decorated with meandering floral sprays and elliptical knot work braids featuring contrasting outlines. Ornate grape leaves rendered in buttery yellow, ivory and warm chestnut brown create a gentle border for the formal medallions, which feature architecturally-influenced curves that have a graceful yet formal presence. Charcoal black outlines and poly-chromatic details accentuate the strong curves, which break the design into separate parts. Delicate forget-me-not flowers with intertwined stems add levity to the saturated fandango purple background, which demands attention. This antique Art Nouveau European rug features soft glaucous blue and warm golden yellow details offset the high-contrast colors that appear throughout the elliptical knot work and graceful central medallions.