ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART IV
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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32. 
carpet with tone on tone pattern
peking
northern china
circa 1900
558 x 315 cm (184 x 104)


Notes: asymmetrically knotted wool pile on a cotton foundation
The minimalist affect achieved by this Chinese carpet is very much favoured in by decorators outfitting many of today's most stylish interiors. The field is decorated by a subtle tone on tone pattern of scrolling peonies reminding us of the most sophisticated monochrome ivory porcelain of the Kangxi period. The silky wool is indicative of the finest Peking carpets of the first decade of the twentieth century, marking the end of the Qing dynasty, a period where the Chinese aesthetics favoured simpler forms in all of its arts.

 



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