77260 Antique Chinese Peking Area Rug with Traditional Chinoiserie Style 09'02 x 11'07. This hand knotted wool antique Chinese Peking area rug features a group of three flowering cloisonne vases floating in an open abrashed indigo navy blue field. The number three represents the three important stages in a man’s life: birth, marriage and death. The three Chinese cloisonne vases contain bamboo, chrysanthemums, peonies, and blooming lotus flowers. Bamboo is a represents long life and symbolizes longevity. Chrysanthemums represent long life. Peonies represent unparalleled beauty and honour. Blooming lotuses symbolize purity and perfection because their clean vibrant blooms emerge from the mud of swamps and marshes. The center design is surrounded by two small Chrysanthemum bouquets and two small vases filled with Chrysanthemum flowers. The number two represents good things come in pairs. Three vases are grouped in each corner spandrel. It is enclosed with a contrasting smokey taupe border which is adorned with swirling, elegant floral vine scrolls, floral sprigs. Two floral vases and a teapot symbolizing tranquillity grace each border corner. An inner cartouche guard band frames the center composition. The orderly composition in combination with its restrained color based around gorgeous blues and earthy neutrals gives the piece a refined and most elegant sensibility. With its depth of meaning, fine detailing, and overall sense of harmony and tranquillity, this antique Chinese Peking rug would be a lovely addition to any interior. Perfect for a living room, bedroom, dining room, private chambers, front room, stage room, great room, study, studio, home office, private library, formal sitting room, or lounge area. Well-suited for a wide range of interior styles: Art Deco, Ming, Qing, Asian Antique, Asian Modern, Chinese Chippendale, Chinoiserie, Rococo, Chinese Export, Japanese, Traditional, Eclectic, Modern, Mid-Century Modern, and Contemporary. 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, Canton style jars, and Louis IV chairs. Rendered in variegated shades of indigo, navy blue, ink blue, royal blue, taupe, oyster gray, camel, ecru, tan, beige, peach, salmon, orange, and brown with other accent colors. This has moth damage, but it has been treated. Age Wear. Abrash. Hand-knotted wool. Made in China. Measures: 09'02 x 11'07.