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Room Size Nichols Art Deco Rug
By Nichols
Located in Ferndale, MI
Large Art Deco rug with floral motif on rare Mink tone field. Fresh from an estate table leg imprints are still fresh.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A vintage Chinese Art Deco rug that will leave lasting impressions and elevate any design space. The bold saffron yellow field and green borders in addition the traditional floral vi...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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W 108 in. L 138 in.
Nichols Chinese Art Deco Rug
By Nichols
Located in Ferndale, MI
Beautiful Nichols wool rug in excellent condition. Field is a deep sable brown. A mix of claret red wine and black coffee. Colorful intertwined floral border. There is also a tracing...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Nichols Chinese Art Deco Rug
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W 108 in. L 144 in.
Nichols Chinese Art Deco Wool Rug
By Nichols
Located in Ferndale, MI
Deep red field Chinese Deco Nichols rug. Bright colored floral design in two corners. One or two small discolorations (shown) but truly excellent overall condition.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

1920s Peking Chinese Carpet / Rug, Room Sized
Located in Stamford, CT
1920s Peking Chinese carpet / rug. Room sized. A fine example of tight handwoven carpets from the late 19th or very early 20th century weaved with 100 percent wool this carpet seems ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Purple Chinese Art Deco Room Size Rug
Located in New York, NY
A room size full pile condition Chinese Art Deco rug.
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Vintage 1940s Chinese Chinese Chippendale Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Nichols Style Wool Oriental Rug, circa 1940
By Nichols
Located in Big Flats, NY
A vintage Chinese Nichols style oriental rug offers wool construction with central floral medallion having Chinese symbol on mint green ground with detached floral spray and cream bo...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Peach Peking Chinese Room Size Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A beautiful hand knotted antique Chinese Peking wool rug with a peach field and multi-color accents in all-over Chinese botanical design. This rug measures 9' x 11'9".
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Art Deco Room Size Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Art Deco Chinese hand knotted wool rug with a red field. This rug has a frame of navy- blue and multi-color accents in a gorgeous all-over floral Chinese design. ...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Art Deco 9' x 12' Room Size Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Chinese Art Deco rug handmade during the mid-20th century predominantly in red, green, and antique white, and with accent colors in silver, beige, pink, blue, and orange , ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Chinese Red and Black Wool Rug with Art Deco Floral Patterns
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This vintage Chinese wool rug from Rug & Kilim has a traditional style with influences from other vintage families. Originating in China, the hyper-stylized floral patterns, symmetri...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

Chinese Red and Black Wool Rug with Art Deco Floral Patterns
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
This vintage Chinese wool rug from Rug & Kilim has a traditional style with influences from other vintage families. Originating in China, the hyper-stylized floral patterns, symmetri...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

Red Antique Art Deco Room Size Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Art Deco Chinese hand knotted wool rug with a red field. This Art Deco rug has multi-color accents in a gorgeous all-over floral Chinese design. This rug measure...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Red Antique Art Deco Room Size Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco rug, a hand knotted wool rug with a red field, and multi-color accents in an all-over Classic Chinese floral design, This rug measures: 8' x 9'9".
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Chinese Medallion-Inspired Purple and Gold Wool and Silk Square Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Nepal, this contemporary square rug draws on inspirations from both ornate antique Chinese medallion field designs and a subtle array of Versace-like sensibilities, ...
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2010s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Silk

18th Century Chinese Style Rug in Beige Brown Geometric Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Made in hand knotted wool from the custom Classic Burano Collection by Rug & Kilim, this 2 × 3 this 2 × 3 rug is available as a gift-sized rug for both flooring and wall-hanging proj...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Large Art Deco Chinese Room Size Rug, 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
An authentic mid-20th century Chinese Art Deco with an enchanting floral motif in predominant wine, navy blue accents on a beige ground. The wool has a silky feel to it Room size fo...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Goldenrod Art Deco Chinese Room Size Rug, 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
An authentic mid-20th century Chinese Art Deco with an spacious open field floral design in goldenrod Measures: 8'10'' x 11'3''.
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Bright Pink Art Deco Chinese Room Size Rug, 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
An authentic mid-20th century Chinese Art Deco with an spacious open field design in bright pink room size formats are usually found in the 8 x 10, 9 x 12 size range, this one is sl...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Chinese Peking Room Size Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Enchanting early 20th century Chinese Peking carpet with a soft blue background, beige border and soft accents in peachy apricot.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Chippendale Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Room Size Full Pile Raspberry Ground Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
Stunning Chinese Art Deco rug with jewel tone colors. Rug features full pile in excellent condition with no repairs. Measures: 9' x 11'7”.
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20th Century Chinese Bohemian Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Room Size Blue and Ivory Chinese Rug. Size: 8 ft x 11 ft
Located in New York, NY
Magnificent Antique Room Size Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China, Circa Date: 1900. Size: 8 ft x 11 ft (2.44 m x 3.35 m) This spectacular antique room size area rug is...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Plum Wine Color Art Deco Chinese Room Size Rug, 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
An authentic mid-20th century Chinese Art Deco with an enchanting floral motif in predominant plum, wine, navy blue accents on a beige ground. Room size formats are usually found in...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Chinese rug (size adjusted). Size: 25' × 13', circa 1920.   
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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W 156 in. L 300 in.
Vintage Art Deco Red Chinese Room Size Wool Rug. 9'10"x13'5"
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Art Deco Chinese rug, hand knotted wool with a bright red field and multi-color accents in an all-over floral Chinese motif, This rug measures 9' 10" x 13' 5".
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Art Deco Black Chinese Room Size Wool Rug, 8'10"x11'5"
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage distressed Art Deco Chinese hand knotted wool rug with a black field. This rug has a frame of silver and multi-color accents in an all-over floral Chinese design, ...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Chinese Art Deco Room Size Wool Rug 8 Ft 2 In X 9 Ft 6 In.
Located in Norwalk, CT
A beautiful Antique Chinese Art Deco hand-knotted wool rug with a purple field. This rug has a frame of the navy- blue and multi-color accents all over the Chinese botanical motif. ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Room Size Antique Chinese Rug. Size: 8 ft x 9 ft 5 in (2.44 m x 2.87 m)
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Decorative Room Size Antique Oriental Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China, Circa Date: 1900. Size: 8 ft x 9 ft 5 in (2.44 m x 2.87 m) With a sparsely populate...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Room Size Navy Background Antique Chinese Rug. Size: 9 ft 1 in x 11 ft 6 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Room Size Chinese Blue and White Antique Peking Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China Rug, Circa Date: 1900. Size: 9 ft 1 in x 11 ft 6 in (2.77 m x 3.51 m) This beautif...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Red and Blue Runner Rug by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from one of our long-standing, reputed partner looms, this 3 x 20 runner edition of the Ghana design from Rug & Kilim’s New & Modern Collection draws...
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Early 2000s Chinese Modern Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Chinese Peking Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A hand-knotted Peking rug with a floral design on a blue field. Accents of beige, brown and red throughout the piece. This rug measures 8'.2 x 11'.6.
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese Peking Rug
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W 98 in. L 138 in.
Chinese Deco Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A hand-knotted Chinese Deco rug with a floral design on a green and pink field. Accents of blue, beige and black throughout the piece. This rug measures 9' x 11'.7.
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese Deco Rug
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W 108 in. L 139 in.
Chinese Peking Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A hand-knotted Chinese peking rug with a floral design on a dark blue field. Accents of beige, green and brown throughout the piece. This rug measures 7'.11 x 11'.5.
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese Peking Rug
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W 95 in. L 137 in.
Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug. Size: 9'6" x 11'2".
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Chinese Rug
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W 114 in. L 134 in.
Rug & Kilim’s East Turkestan Inspired Beige Brown Herati Wool Floral Rug
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in one of the finest workshops in China, Rug & Kilim’s transitional style wool rug enjoys inspiration from studying East Turkestan classics, lending to the skillful take...
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2010s Chinese Islamic Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Flat-Weave Rug in Green Gray Art Deco Kilim Rug Design
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An unveiling from the modern Kilim selections in the Kilim and flat-weave collection from Rug & Kilim—here celebrating a uniquely spacious 9 x 13 Kilim from the late 20th century wor...
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Early 2000s Chinese Kilim Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Flat-Weave Rug in Beige-Brown Art Deco Kilim Rug Design
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An unveiling from the modern Kilim selections in the Kilim & flat-weave collection from Rug & Kilim-here celebrating a 6 x 9 Kilim from the contemporary works of Teddy Sumner-handmad...
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Early 2000s Chinese Kilim Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug, size: 14'10" x 17'6".
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Chinese Rug
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W 178 in. L 210 in.
Modern Flat-Weave Rug in Blue and Red Striped Kilim Rug Design
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An unveiling from the modern Kilim selections in the Kilim & flat-weave collection from Rug & Kilim-here celebrating a 6 x 8 Kilim from the works of Teddy Sumner-handmade in a wool f...
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Early 2000s Chinese Kilim Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Chinese Art Deco Oval Room Size Accent Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Chinese Art Deco oval-shaped room size accent rug handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 5' 9" x 8' 8"
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Chinese - Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
Chinese - Peking rug. Measures: 8'8" x 10'10".
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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W 104 in. L 120 in.
Chinese - Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
Chinese - Peking rug. Measures: 8'0" x 9'10".
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese - Peking Rug
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W 96 in. L 118 in.
Chinese, Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
Chinese - Peking rug 12'4" x 18'2".
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Vintage 1970s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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W 148 in. L 218 in.
Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug. Size:2'4" x 9'0".
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Vintage 1910s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Chinese Rug
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W 28 in. L 108 in.
Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug, size: 9'2" x 11'4".
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Chinese Rug
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W 110 in. L 136 in.
Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug, size: 6'4" x11'8" red background.  
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Chinese Rug
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W 76 in. L 140 in.
Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug, size: 9'0" x 11'8".
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Chinese Rug
  • Antique Chinese Rug
  • Antique Chinese Rug
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W 108 in. L 140 in.
Modern Flat-Weave Rug in Beige and Pink Art Deco Kilim Rug Design
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An unveiling from the modern Kilim selections in the Kilim & flat-weave Collection from Rug & Kilim—here celebrating a uniquely spacious 8 x 12 Kilim from the works of Teddy Sumner—h...
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Early 2000s Chinese Kilim Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Modern Flat-Weave Rug in Beige and Pink Art Deco Kilim Rug Design
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An unveiling from the modern Kilim selections in the Kilim and flat-weave collection from Rug & Kilim—here celebrating a 6 x 8 Kilim from the works of Teddy Sumner—handmade in a wool...
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Early 2000s Chinese Kilim Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug 12'2" x 15'2".
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Vintage 1940s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Chinese Rug
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W 146 in. L 182 in.
Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug, size: 4'4" x 8'9".
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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W 52 in. L 105 in.
Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug. Size: 6'9" x 12'5".
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Chinese Rug
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W 81 in. L 149 in.
Antique Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese rug, size: 3'0" x 4'10".
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Chinese Rug
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W 36 in. L 58 in.
Chinese, Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese - Peking rug 8'10" x 11'8".
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese, Peking Rug
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  • Chinese, Peking Rug
W 106 in. L 140 in.
Chinese, Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
Chinese - Peking rug 10'0" x 13'6".  
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Vintage 1910s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese, Peking Rug
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  • Chinese, Peking Rug
W 120 in. L 162 in.
Chinese, Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
Chinese - Peking rug. Measures: 2'4" x 9'10" Navy background.
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese, Peking Rug
  • Chinese, Peking Rug
  • Chinese, Peking Rug
  • Chinese, Peking Rug
W 28 in. L 118 in.
Chinese, Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
Chinese - Peking Rug 8'0" x 9'8"
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Vintage 1910s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese, Peking Rug
  • Chinese, Peking Rug
  • Chinese, Peking Rug
  • Chinese, Peking Rug
W 96 in. L 116 in.
Vintage Chinese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese rug Size: 10'1" × 13'0" (307 × 396 cm) An early 20th century Chinese Art Deco rug. Small abstract blue, grey and light brown shapes create a spacious stripe on a ve...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Chinese Rug
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  • Vintage Chinese Rug
W 121 in. L 156 in.
Chinese, Peking Rug
Located in New York, NY
Chinese - Peking rug. Measures:  8'3" x 9'8".
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Vintage 1910s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese, Peking Rug
  • Chinese, Peking Rug
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  • Chinese, Peking Rug
W 99 in. L 116 in.
Aubusson Style Flat-Weave Rug in Beige Gold Floral Pattern by Rug & Kilim
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handwoven in a wool flat-weave from Rug & Kilim’s European rug collection, this 11 x 16 flat-weave embraces the 18th century Aubusson rug styles of inspiration from Josh’s favorite s...
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Early 2000s Chinese Kilim Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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Chinese Living Room Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal chinese living room rug for your home. Frequently made of fabric, wool and silk, every chinese living room rug was constructed with great care. Find 2536 options for an antique or vintage chinese living room rug now, or shop our selection of 564 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer chinese living room rug, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A chinese living room rug is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Art Deco, Modern and Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one chinese living room rug that is appealing in its simplicity, but Rug & Kilim, Schumacher and Ben Soleimani produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Chinese Living Room Rug?

The average selling price for a chinese living room rug at 1stDibs is $6,800, while they’re typically $145 on the low end and $180,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.