Vintage Room Sized Chinese Rug, Country Of Origin: China Circa Date: Early-to-Mid 20th Century — This simply elegant Vintage Room Sized Chinese Rug will quickly capture your attention and imagination. With a bold dark border that is set against a neutral beige background, this rug fits in beautifully with today’s interior design palettes. On the soft neutral background are bold Art Nouveau inspired floral and vine elements displayed in porcelain blue and dark tones that almost appear to sway elegantly across the backdrop. This is a very visually welcoming rug that is suitable for just about any living area.
Woven in a convenient 9′ x 12′ room size, this beautiful Chinese carpet will add a touch of Art-Nouveau glamour to any space.
This Chinese rug features a swirling vine and leaf pattern, composed in navy and periwinkle blue, on a cream-colored field. A dark blue border anchors the rug and adds a sense of geometry to the piece. In Chinese art, vines often symbolize peace and longevity. Unlike antique Chinese rugs, which were woven mostly for internal consumption until the late 19th century, 20th century Art Nouveau and Art Deco carpets such as this were often woven with European and American markets in mind.
From the 1910’s – 1940’s, when Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles were most popular, Chinese art had tremendous international appeal: Unlike European art, which was still in the process of accepting abstraction as a legitimate style, Asian art had a long history of flattening and geometricizing figures and natural motifs. This type of abstracted design fit perfectly within the Art Nouveau and Art Deco aesthetic which was taking hold of the design world in the West.
Over the past decade, the Art Deco style of the early 20th century has experienced a resurgence in popularity. This lovely vintage Chinese rug, with its tranquil design and classic ivory and blue color combination, would make a welcome addition to any contemporary interior.