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Chinese Rugs, Silk Rugs
Vintage Chinese Silk hand made from natural silk
Needle Work featuring unique pattern. hand made from wool and organic dyes
2’8 x 4’6
Chinese Rugs, Peking
The study of pre- 1800 Chinese carpets is a relatively recent discipline. Carpets from Persia, India and the Ottoman Empire were extensively traded from at least the late 15th century; their aesthetic and commercial value has been well understood by collectors since they first arrived in the West. In contrast, the classical carpets of China were little known until the early 20th century, during the final years of the Qing dynasty, (1636–1912), when they began to appear on the international market. The rug scholar, Arthur Urbane Dilley wrote “The advent of Chinese rugs in America was as dramatic as their quick capture of popular approbation. As if the art arrived from another planet, The American Art Association announced the first sale of it in 1908”1. They were enthusiastically taken up by collectors such as Dilley himself, Louis Tiffany, J K Mumford, Frederick Moore, T B Clarke and the patron of modern art and literature, and collector, Scofield Thayer, whose dais carpet is included in this sale (lot 89). As calculated by Michael Franses 2 some 1,650 ‘antique’ Chinese carpets had been offered across 15 auction sales in New York by 1920, when the sales effectively ceased, as the sources of these pieces dried up. Illustrated examples in the American Art Association catalogues show many pieces in pristine condition, but the depredations of time and use have had their effect. Franses 3 suggests fewer than six hundred classical Chinese carpets survive today with the Palace Museum in Beijing having the largest collection, of something less than one hundred, mainly examples from the reign of The Wanli Emperor, fourteenth Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, (1573-1619). In addition there are ‘some sixteen rugs’3 in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a similar quantity in the Textile Museum in Washington, mainly from the collection of George Hewitt Myers, with the majority of the remainder held in private collections In Europe and the United States.
Classical Chinese carpets are in the main attributed to the weaving centre of Ninghsia in Western China, which seems to have seen an expansion in the production and availability of its weavings after a military expedition to the area by the Kangxi Emperor, fourth Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, (1662-1722), in 1696-97, during which he asked to see carpets being woven and was presented with several examples.4 Carpets were clearly highly prized as prestigious possessions: virtually all the portraits of the Ming and Qing emperors include depictions of carpets, see König. H. & Franses. M, 2005,5 pp. 19-23, pp.33, 39 for examples. Photographs of interiors of the several halls in the Forbidden City, dating from circa 1900, show how carpets were still being displayed in the palace by that date, see König. H. & Franses. M., ibid, pp.24-25. Carpets were used on raised platforms (dais), on beds, kang, as chair, bench, table and saddle covers, to define areas of importance, provide warmth and comfort, and through their motifs and decoration, create a harmonious aesthetic which integrated their symbolism with the other Chinese works of art with which the royal household, their courtiers and officials surrounded themselves.
Antique Rugs, Chinese Rugs
Circa 19th Century
4’7″ X 2’8″
All natural dyes
It is a treasure for wall hanging or nice addition for any early rug collection.
Very good conditions
Beautiful blues, rust, beige, and ivory
Antique Chinese Dragon Seat Cover is hand woven from natural wool and organic dyes,
Antique Chinese Dragon Seat Cover with somersaulting dragons sprawl across the soft yellow ground of this lovely antique seat cover. All around the Chinese dragon at the center are mountains sprouting shrubs. A diagonal striped border nicely frames the pictorial fantasy of the fields. Probably made in one of the official the imperial workshops, this piece preserves the aristocratic grace, restraint, and elegance for which classical Chinese art is prized.
This Peking Chinese Silk Rug carrys a rich history, whereas they were woven centuries ago by tribes of western China. By the 19thc these beautiful tribal carpets began their journey to the west. The techniques used are very similar to Persian rugs, woven with mainly sheep’s wool and hand knotted with some being made of silk and even goats hair. The color palette is unique with its colors limited to as few as two hues, most often blue and ivory. Enjoy this lovely piece of transitional and oftentimes modern work of art in your dining room or living room.
Antique Rugs, Classical Rugs, Peking, Sparta, Turkish Rugs
This is an stunning antique rare Vintage Sparta Rug with a Chinese Peking motif. Most likely it was custom ordered for an important Chinoiserie room in the last century. This antique rare Turkish Sparta rug is stunning with it’s elaborate medallion center atop a majestic deep ruby. The borders are a rich blue that surround an all over floral design that is exquisite and balanced. This rug can make a tastefully casual home look elegant and extravagant.
Chinese Rugs, Runners
Art Deco Rugs are characterized by experimentation with bold colors, angular lines, and the omission of heavy ornamentation.
3’3 x 8’11
Chinese Rugs, Collectible Rugs
Chinese Forbidden Stitch Belt is a unique piece featuring butterflies and birds. Made with great detail.
size:2’5 x 4in
Chinese Rugs, Collectible Rugs, Kourosh Collection, Silk Rugs
Rare Chinese Silk Textile features beautiful embroidery . Hand embroidered with silk. With hidden cross and unique birds and butterflies
size: 3’2 x 7’1
Chinese Rugs, Silk Rugs
Lovely panel of beautiful antique/vintage Chinese silk embroidery, hand worked entirely in expertly done intricate Forbidden Stitches.
Size: 8in x 21in
Chinese Rugs, Peking
Antique Chinese Rugs were produced from the 1910’s to the 1940’s. Prior to the 1920’s, during the experimental stages of production, the design and color remained similar to classical antique carpets from China
size: 2’6 x 5
Rare Antique Chinese Peking Rugs were produced from the 1910’s to the 1940’s. Prior to the 1920’s, during the experimental stages of production, the design and color remained similar to classical antique carpets from China
2’8 x 5’2