Vintage Art Deco French Oval Rug 1920
The field of this lovely antique French Deco is dramatically empty, yielding pride of place to a bold, sweeping border
Vintage Art Deco Oval Rug, Country of Origin: France, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This fetching vintage rug — a vintage French Art Deco piece, is captivating for its unique composition and design. The black field of this lovely vintage French Deco is dramatically and profoundly empty, yielding pride of place to a bold, sweeping vine-scroll border replete with grapes and pecking birds. This carpet harks back to the earlier European designs of the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau. The soft golden tans, apricot, magenta and purples play beautifully against the foil of the deep dark ground. A veritable study in the artistic limitations — or perhaps the lack thereof — in rug making, this piece is as beautiful and intriguing as it is daring and distinctive. Perhaps the single most appealing quality of this piece is the volume of its voice — it is a unique piece that is so comfortable in its own shoes that its beauty possesses an added layer of depth.
It is a beautiful piece, unusual oval size (not many period pieces were made in the oval sizes) and the condition is great so it could take daily traffic and use with no problem.