Nazmiyal Auction
Live Auction

Antique, Vintage & Modern Rugs By Nazmiyal

Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4079

ANTIQUE ROOM SIZE ART DECO CHINESE RUG. 12 ft 7 in x 9 ft 3 in (3.84 m x 2.82 m).

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$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 New Jersey dealer

ANTIQUE ROOM SIZE ART DECO CHINESE RUG. 12 ft 7 in x 9 ft 3 in (3.84 m x 2.82 m).

Magnificent Antique Room Size Art Deco Chinese Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa date: 1920 – This gorgeous Art Deco Chinese rug from the 1920’s reflects the Shanghai style that was an important part of this movement. This magnificently artistic rug from China features the simple shapes and lack of ornamentation that defines the Art Deco rugs. Reverence for the natural world has always been a traditional part of Chinese art, and the simplicity of the pines and the brilliant sky is a reflection of these principles. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this rug is that it represents the Shanghai invasion of an art style that began in Paris.

The 1925 Paris Exhibition marked the official beginning of the Art Deco period in art and architecture. The exhibition defined a style that would soon sweep the world of art and design around the world. The movement was known for its bold colors, geometric elements, and decadent details.

When the Art Deco movement reached China and Japan, it began to take on a unique character that incorporated elements of Asian artwork. The scale and basic elements remained the same, but you would often see elements, such as pagoda-style roofs, Chinese cranes, and dragons incorporated into the designs. This style became known as Chinoiserie and represented a blending of the east and west.

The world loved this new Asian interpretation of Art Deco style, and Shanghai would go on to rival Paris as a center for the style. This beautiful piece is the perfect example of an Art Deco interpretation of Chinese landscape design that epitomizes the Shanghai Art Deco style. This rug has an earthy theme and colors, making it the perfect piece for bringing a touch of the natural world indoors.

This Chinese rug could easily transform a nature-inspired space with elements made from natural materials and earthy colors. Its palette is more on the neutral side and would be perfect for adding a minimalist element to a neutral room. It would also easily fit into an Asian themed calming zen-like interior designed room. This is an important piece of artwork from a historical perspective, and it is a gorgeous addition to your home or office.

View This Rug In Your Room


This lot is in very good condition. The pile is low and even with minor wear signs in the field. The two ends are complete and 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.

Available payment options

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Diners
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Union Pay
Shipping will be done from our 31 ease 32nd street location. For international shipping options please contact Nazmiyal Collection at 212-545-8029.