77267 Antique Chinese Peking Wedding Rug with Art Deco Chinoiserie Style 11'01 x 15'05. This hand knotted wool antique Chinese Peking rug features a rounded open center medallion floating in the center of a golden yellow field. The medallion is comprised of four Chinese characters arranged in a circle with a swirl of blooming peonies. The characters read “Bai Tou Dao Lao” (????), a phrase that translates to “white heads grow old together.” This phrase is often used to congratulate a newly married couple, and this antique Chinese rug was likely meant as a wedding gift. The corner spandrels feature lotuses, peonies, plum blossoms, and chrysanthemums blooming from the same branches; these four flowers when appearing together represent the four seasons. The wide main border is adorned with additional branches of the four flowers overlaid upon a fret and meander motif. The winding border pattern is seen to represent long life and never ending joy. Additional plum blossoms, which represent fortitude and resilience, gracefully decorate the ink blue secondary border. The various symbols used throughout the piece all come together to create a depth of meaning befitting of a lavish gift to bestow upon a newly married couple. Along with its sumptuous color palette of golden hues, soft neutrals and ink blue accents, this antique Chinese Peking rug would be a wonderful addition to any interior. Rendered in variegated shades of gold, ocher, saffron, apricot, pink, salmon, rose, taupe, greige, gray, light gray, beige, ink blue, cobalt, and navy blue. Perfect for a living room, dining room, front room, bedroom, study, library, office, den, family room, large sitting area, studio, library, study, theatre room, private chambers, state room, great room, music room, or lounge area. Well-suited for a wide range of interior styles: Traditional, Transitional, Eclectic, Modern, Contemporary, Manor House, Neoclassical, Georgian, Empire, Regency, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Craftsman, Edwardian, Colonial Revival, Art Deco, Jazz Age, Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency, English Country, French Provincial, Romantic, Bohemian, boho chic, Asian Antique, Asian Modern, Chinese, Chinoiserie, Japanese, Ming and Qing. The rug is clean. Some stains throughout that can be covered with furniture. Age Wear. Abrash. Hand knotted wool. Made in China. Measures: 11'01 x 15'05.