Jacques Emile Ruhlmann French Art Deco Carpet #47642
This unique and charming French Ar Deco composition is simply decorated, with a small floral medallion appearing at the center of concentric, pale red squares.
French Art Deco Carpet, by Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, Country of Origin: France, Circa Date: First quarter of the 20th century – around the 1920’s – Here is a beautiful and unique rug – an Art Deco carpet that was designed by the iconic Jacques Emile Ruhlmann and woven in France during the second decade of the twentieth century. An especially large piece, this French art deco Ruhlmann rug is characterized primarily by its deceptively simple composition. The design, which, broadly speaking, consists of a series of concentric rectangular figures, the center-most one of which is decorated with a flowing floral medallion is beautiful in its simplistic deco look. This concentric rectangular design is both reminiscent of and distinctly separate from the more traditional Oriental carpet design that are more prominently seen in the market today. For rather than featuring a series of borders, a field, and a central medallion, this piece instead features a greatly deconstructed version of that traditional arraignment, with open stretches of solid color standing in the place of richly detailed fields and borders. Even the medallion is something of a deconstruction, appearing almost as the image of a medallion rather than a true medallion. Fascinating and beautiful, this Art Deco French rug, by Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, is a unique composition.