Antique Silk Chinese Oriental Rug with Metallic Threading #44478 - For Sale
Antique Silk Chinese Oriental Rug with Metallic Threading #44478
44478 Antique Silk Ningshia, China, nineteenth century - Geometric perfection reigns supreme on this exquisite antique Ningshia, undoubtedly produced in an imperial Chinese workshop. In the field an octagonal lattice design with rosette cores repeats across a gold and sand ground subtly articulated with a fretwork pattern. The main border consists of openwork cartouches, each containing cloudbands in combination with a range of motifs – interlace, seashells, rosettes, in alternation with segments of diamond pattern, An inner border of simple circles and an open outer zone add the requisite simplicity to balance the rich ornamentalism of the remaining areas.