ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART III
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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37. 
Art Déco Carpet
Belgium
Signed GBL
Circa 1930
600 x 420 cm (19’8” x 13’9”)


Notes: Symmetrically knotted wool pile on a cotton foundation
A monumental carpet designed by a Belgian architect and commissioned for an Art Déco villa built in Argentina during the early thirties. Shaped to fit a specific area of the villa, it is decorated with a geometric design of abstract forms. These elements overlap on two planes of slightly different colour background, where the chocolate brown outlines impart a three-dimensionality to the composition. This style brings to mind the carpets of the great designers such as Ivan Da Silva Bruhns, Eileen Gray and Evelyn Wyld (see S.B. Sherrill, Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America (New York, 1995): 364-367), which are characterised by similar patterns influenced by the artistic trends of the avant garde movements of that period.

 



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