77406 Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug with Jazz Age Style Inspired by Walter Nichols 08'09 x 11'07. Drawing inspiration from Walter Nichols, this hand knotted wool antique Chinese Art Deco rug displays a sense of splendor and vitality than cannot be contained. It features an impressive display of lotuses, peonies, chrysanthemums, plum blossoms, and leafy tendrils in two opposite corners of the dark royal blue field. The ensemble of the four flowers is used to represent the Four Seasons, while 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 flowers, the flower of winter, represent fortitude and resilience, since the long-lived tree blooms brightly during the cold of winter. A flowering vase appears in the lower left corner of the field, which typically represents eternal harmony, while the butterflies scattered throughout are seen to symbolize happiness and longevity. The lavish, sumptuous color palette emanates a sense of exuberance and luxury. With its depth of meaning, gorgeous hues, and intricate detailing, this antique Chinese Art Deco rug would bring a touch of Jazz Age splendor to any space. 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 indigo, dark royal blue, navy blue, gold, pistachio, orange, sky blue, yellow, green, and beige with other accent colors. Some areas of distressing, but not repaired. As-Is. Desirable Age Wear. Abrash. Hand knotted wool. Made in China. Measures: 08'09 x 11'07.