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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4003

ANTIQUE DRAGON CHINESE RUG. 6 ft 3 in x 3 ft 6 in (1.9 m x 1.07 m).

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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$0 $10
$100 $100
$1,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Property of a European collector

ANTIQUE DRAGON CHINESE RUG. 6 ft 3 in x 3 ft 6 in (1.9 m x 1.07 m). Magnificent and Extremely Artistic Small Scatter Size Antique Dragon Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China, Circa Date: 1900 – This unique small size antique Chinese rug features two magnificently drawn out opposing five clawed Chinese dragons. This beautiful antique dragon Chinese rug features of dragon which is located high up in the deep blue colored sky and white clouds while the other is down on the ground. Beautifully illustrated gusts of wind, set against a taupe beige background, are what separate the magnificent Chinese blue cloud band sky from the soft brown mountains and blue lakes earth below. This entire antique Oriental rug exudes a sense of mysterious yin-yang tension. This tension is further accentuated by the two opposing dragon figures that are featured in the field of this artistic small scatter size rug. In addition, the juxtaposition between the light neutral color of the background and the deep Chinese blue sky further pushes the yin-yang feel. Oddly enough, the top dragon is illustrated with a pair of antlers – an approach to the dragon design that we almost never see in Chinese rugs. In addition to this unusual design aspect, the top dragon’s nose is seemingly the source of the wind. Perhaps signifying something along the lines of folklorist dragon god of wind, this too is a pattern we do not come across too often. Both dragon figures in this antique dragon Chinese rug are shaped like serpents. Both their bodies beautifully coiled – one around a cylindrical earthy formation, while the other is seemingly meandering in, out and around the celestial clouds. The bottom dragon, which is pointed directly up to the figure above it in the sky, blends into the background in a very subtle and curious way. This creates a curiously elusive quality that may hint at the hierarchy between the two figures. However, the same colors that are used in each figure’s scene are repeated throughout the border design, bringing both pictures together in a satisfying yin-yang balance. This small scatter size antique Dragon Chinese rug has a huge artistic impact. It is on magnificent antique rug that is sure to be a conversation piece in any room’s interior decor you choose to place it in.

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This lot is in good to very good condition. The pile is full and even. Both ends need to be secured. The sides are complete and secured. There is no dryness in the foundation. This lot is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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