77452 Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug Inspired by Walter Nichols with Jazz Age Style 08'11 x 11'06. This hand-knotted wool antique Chinese Art Deco rug features elegant sprays of flowers interlaced with a variety of auspicious symbols overlaid upon an abrashed midnight navy blue field and taupe colored border. The colorful, intricate floral motifs showcase lotuses, peonies, chrysanthemums, and plum flowers blossoming in a swirl of tantalizing vinery. This ensemble of flowers, when appearing together, represents 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 blossoms, the flower of winter, represent fortitude and resilience, since the long-lived tree blooms brightly during the cold of winter. It is enclosed with a meandering floral border patterned with a blooming vase while a pair of Mandarin ducks sit in the bottom right corner symbolizing loyalty and fidelity. With its depth of meaning, fine attention to detail, and glorious composition, this stunning antique Chinese Art Deco rug would bring a touch of Jazz Age splendor 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 ink blue, taupe, navy blue, tan, ecru, red, royal blue, purple, pistachio, sand, olive, and coffee with other accent colors. Desirable Age Wear. Abrash. Hand-knotted wool. Made in China. Measures: 08'11 x 11'06.