77445 Antique Chinese Peking Rug with Chinoiserie Art Deco Style 09'04 x 11'05. This hand-knotted wool antique Chinese Peking rug features a rounded open medallion decorated with a lotus blossom, peonies, leafy tendrils, and a heron bird standing in a marsh setting which typically represent a path of progression. Additional peony, fluttering butterflies, and botanical motifs decorate the field, while large blooms and sprays emanate from the corners. Each of the floral motifs depicts a tree in bloom with four different types of flowers. The four flowers intertwined in the motifs are lotuses, peonies, chrysanthemums and plum blossoms, which when appearing together represent the Four Seasons. Each flower carries significant meaning in Chinese culture. The lotus, the flower of summer, symbolizes purity and perfection, since its clean vibrant blooms emerge from the mud of swamps and marshes. Peonies, the flower of spring, represent unparalleled beauty and honor; they have long been regarded as a symbol of wealth. Chrysanthemums, the flower of autumn, are associated with long life and a golden retirement; the dried petals of the flower immersed in wine were once thought to bring longevity to those who drank it. Plum flowers, the flower of winter, represent fortitude and resilience, since the long-lived tree blooms brightly during the cold of winter. The fantastic border contains various vases in each corner and baskets of flowers, which represent eternal harmony, along with additional floral sprigs, leafy tendrils, and cloudband ribbons. An inner secondary border features garlands of plum blossoms, bats, and curled vinery. With its depth of meaning, fine detailing, and overall sense of harmony and tranquility, this antique Chinese Peking rug would be a lovely addition to any interior. Perfect for a great room, wine cellar, executive suite, conservatory, state room, royal suite, hotel lobby, music room, living room, dining room, drawing room, private library, billiards room, clubhouse, large home office, master retreat, private Chambers, studio, study, loft, lounge, entertainment parlor, trophy room, large bedroom, or formal sitting room. Well-suited for a wide range of interior styles: Art Deco, Asian Modern, Qing, Ming, Minimalist, chinoiserie, Chinese Export, Asian Antique, Japanese, Regency, Contemporary, Modern Glam, Art Moderne, Abstract Expressionist, Traditional, Eclectic, Modern, Contemporary, Manor House, Neoclassical, Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency, and Jazz Age. Evoke an indulgent high-end experience with this luxurious Chinese room-size rug centered around comfort and a sensual touch while creating sultry drama with a sophisticated edge. Perfect for layering with silk, fur, velvet and pairing with Lucite, chrome, marble, high-shine and lacquered surfaces, mirrored objects, ornate Art Deco filigree furniture, crystal chandeliers, and Louis IV chairs. Rendered in variegated shades of tan, taupe, ecru, sand, ink blue, navy blue, straw, peach, orange, rust, mushroom, pashmina, champagne, glaucous, and burnt orange with other accent colors. Desirable Age Wear. Abrash. Hand-knotted wool. Made in China. Measures: 09'04 x 11'05.