Art Deco Carpet: French Art Deco Chinese Art Deco Nichols

The 1920’s saw a new decorative style emphasizing abstract, geometric and even hard-edged designs, and the Deco carpets of this era (1920-1940) perfectly embody this trend. Art Deco rugs were first a French creation, most directly represented by the Cubist work of DaSilva Bruns from the 1930’s The American middle class was supplied by Chinese manufacturers, most importantly the Nichols type in crisp colors, asymmetric patterns and a thick, lush pile, mostly in 9 feet by 12 feet sizes. This antique Oriental rug is still available in the market in striking colors and unique designs; attractive especially in modern minimalist décor.

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