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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4043

VINTAGE SCANDINAVIAN MARTA MAAS RUG. 10 ft 1 in x 7 ft 5 in (3.07 m x 2.26 m).

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

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VINTAGE SCANDINAVIAN MARTA MAAS RUG. 10 ft 1 in x 7 ft 5 in (3.07 m x 2.26 m).

Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian by Barbro Nilsson for Marta Maas Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Swedish rug, Circa Date: Mid-20th Century – This gorgeous Marta Maas Fjetterstrom carpet from the mid-20th century is the perfect piece for contemporary room designs. Marta Maas was a mid century designer whose style is considered iconic. She was a Swedish designer whose creations became world-famous and helped to define modern style. Many of her designs had an influence on many modern design styles.

Her designs were more dependent on line than color. She created motion in this piece using sweeping and intersecting lines of dark and light shades. The piece has a stormy feel with sweeping lines that cross each other and create tension against the horizontal lines. The lines also seem to have a rhythmic flow, much like ripples in water.

The colors are neutrals against a blue background. This piece, by Barbro Nilsson, would be the perfect addition to a contemporary room that is based on neutrals. One of the latest design trends is to include a piece with surprising color and pattern to a room with neutral tones. Designers will often add a colorful piece to a room of grays, whites, or even black and white.

This rug has a neutral color palette but adds interest in both line and color. Marta Maas was a Swedish designer who defined Swedish style. This would be the perfect piece for a Swedish Modern room with retro-inspired furniture. The piece is darker, but it would make the perfect contrast for the lighter woods and lighter neutral colors of Swedish Modern design.

The true beauty of this piece is that it is an authentic vintage rug, but it looks like the designs that are being produced today. This rug would look excellent in a color-blocked room that uses blues and grays. It would add interest to grays, browns, and earthy tones. It has a watery feel and creates a sense of motion within the space. This antique is both versatile and contemporary enough for today’s interior styles.

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This lot is in very good to excellent condition. Full and even pile . The ends are original and secured. The sides are original and secured. This rug 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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