77589 Antique Chinese Five Claw Dragon Pictorial Rug 03'00 x 05'01.
This hand-knotted wool antique Chinese pictorial rug depicts a five claw dragon design. The abrashed orange field features an all-over geometric lattice composed of small squares. Taking center stage is an open dragon medallion with a large-scale dragon in each corner. Dragons typically with five claws on each foot symbolized the emperor in many Chinese dynasties. The main border, which features repeated motifs of diamonds containing stylized Ruyi clouds with rosette centers, echoes the balance of geometric forms and floral touches used throughout the piece. An inner Greek T-meander guard band gives it a sense of order and definition. Aside from the rich cultural symbolism attached to each image, the array of flowers, creatures and objects are all beautifully rendered in a marvelous color palette. The expert use of shading gives a great deal of dimension and a naturalistic appearance to the fantastic motifs, creating a truly outstanding design with undeniable beauty. With its depth of meaning, lush color palette, and well-harmonized composition, this lavish antique Chinese Art Deco style rug would be a truly stunning addition to any interior.
Perfect for a small space, kitchen, reading nook, master bathroom, grand foyer, designer entry, study, studio, den, walk-in closet, stair landing, alcove, mudroom, entryway, bedroom, private library, private chambers, living room, front room, wine cellar, conservatory, drawing room, trophy room, game room, music room, listening room, or hotel lobby. It would also make a lovely accent next to a buffet in a dining room or behind the sofa table in the living room. Iconic in its styling, this rug would be well-suited for a wide range of interior styles, including Art Deco, Jazz Age, Traditional, Eclectic, Modern, Neoclassical, Georgian, Regency, Empire, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Craftsman, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Colonial Revival, Hollywood Regency, Mid-Century Modern, English Country, Romantic, Bohemian, Boho Chic, Chinoiserie, Asian Antique, Asian Modern, Japanese, Ming, Qing and Republic Period.
- Rendered in variegated shades of orange, navy blue, royal blue, tan, ecru, pale pistachio, beige, sand, light pink, taupe, mushroom, and ink blue with other accent colors.
- Hand-knotted wool.
- Made in China.
- Measures: 03'00 x 05'01.