77363 Antique Chinese Art Deco rug with Pictorial Chinoiserie design. This hand knotted wool antique Chinese Art Deco rug features a gorgeous pictorial floral garland design overlaid upon an abrashed pink field. A variety of flower species bloom from a gnarled tree branch that meanders along the edges of the piece, while an array of auspicious symbols are suspended from the branches. The ensemble of flowers represented are lotuses, peonies, chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms, which, when appearing together, represent the Four Seasons. Each of the flowers carries its own 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 blossoms, the flower of winter, represent fortitude and resilience, since the long-lived tree blooms brightly during the cold of winter. Several vases and baskets of flowers hang from the branches, which are seen to represent virtue and harmony, along with a tea kettle, representing tranquility, and a coin, representing prosperity. Two birds are included: a paradise flycatcher, considered a symbol of long life, is perched on a garden hook, while a Chinese bulbul, associated with fidelity, rests on a branch. Delicately fluttering in the center, a butterfly, a symbol of joy, completes the composition. The array of flowers, creatures and objects are all beautifully rendered in a sumptuous color palette of deep blues, golden hues, and soft pastels set against a ravishing magenta backdrop. With its depth of meaning, fine attention to detail, and glorious composition, this stunning antique Chinese Art Deco rug would be a showstopper in any interior. Rendered in variegated shades of magenta, raspberry pink, cerise, ink blue, navy blue, indigo, royal blue, purple, eggplant, mauve, violet, gold, sage, olive, sand, taupe, coffee, camel, tan, and light gray with other accent colors. Perfect for a living room, dining room, front room, bedroom, study, private library, home office, den, family room, large sitting area, studio, theatre room, private chambers, state room, great room, music room, or lounge area. Well-suited for a wide range of interior styles: Art Deco, Jazz Age, Asian Antique, Asian Modern, Chinese, Chinoiserie, Japanese, Ming, Qing Traditional, Eclectic, Modern, Contemporary, Manor House, Neoclassical, Empire, Regency, Victorian, Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency, and Romantic. Some age wear. Abrash. Hand knotted wool. Made in China. Measures: 08'10 x 11'07.