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Handmade Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug, 1970s, 1B857
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage rug from China made in beige wool. The rug is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1970s, - Size: 2....
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Vintage 1970s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug, 1960s, 1B721
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Antique handmade Art Deco Chinese rug in blue shade and traditional floral design. The rug is from 1960s in original good condition.  
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug, 1970s, 1B858
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage rug from China made in beige wool. The rug is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: original good, - circa 1970s, - Size: 2....
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Vintage 1970s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese, 1970s, 1C650
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Art Deco Chinese rug in peach shade. The rug is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. -Condition: Original good, -circa 1970s, -Size: 2.2...
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Vintage 1970s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese, 1950s, 1C649
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Art Deco Chinese rug in light brown shade. The rug is from the middle of 20th century in original condition, it has some low pile. ?-condition: original, some low...
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Vintage 1950s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese Runner, 1970s, 1C665
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage runner from China made in yellow wool. The rug is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1970s, - Size: 2.3' x ...
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Vintage 1970s Chinese 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

  • Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
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  • Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
W 108 in. L 138 in.
Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese deco rug Size: 10'0" × 15'5" (304 × 469 cm) An early 20th century Chinese area rug, the saffron field with an all-over golden lozenge lattice, with knot forms at th...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
W 120 in. L 185 in.
Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese deco rug (size adjusted) Size: 13'0" × 13'4" (396 × 406 cm) Chinese deco rugs were born in the first half of the 20th century to meet the needs of European clientel...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
W 156 in. L 160 in.
Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese Deco Rug Size: 7'8" × 9'6" (233 × 289 cm) This vintage Chinese Deco rug features an all-over latticed field in shades of muted green and yellow with multiple green bo...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
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  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
W 92 in. L 114 in.
Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Chinese Deco carpet from the mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
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  • Vintage Chinese Deco Rug
W 94 in. L 117 in.
Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful Chinese Art Deco rug with nice design and white field color, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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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
  • Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
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  • Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
W 55.12 in. L 81.89 in.
Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Chinese Art Deco rug from the mid-20th century.
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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
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese Art Deco rug.
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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
  • Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
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W 118 in. L 184 in.
Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful vintage late 20th century Chinese rug with a Chinese and Art Deco design and blue field with pink, blue and green, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug
  • Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug
  • Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug
  • Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug
W 55.12 in. L 78.75 in.
Vintage Art Deco Chinese Beijing Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice vintage Chinese Beijing rug with beautiful Art Deco design and nice colors, entirely and finely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Chinoiserie Rug Vintage Art Deco Chinese
Located in FR
Vintage chinoiserie rug, circa 1920-1930 Soft wool Unusual design Decorative and practical In good vintage condition with minor signs of wear and use.     
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Art Deco Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Chinese Art Deco rug, hand knotted wool with a red field, dark -blue frame in a subtle all-over Classic Chinese design. This rug measures: 9'10" x 19'1".   
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Large Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful vintage large Chinese rug mid-20th century, nice Chinese design and a purple color field. Entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Large Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Large Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Large Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Large Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug
W 110.24 in. L 148.43 in.
Vintage Purple Chinese Art Deco Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco rug, hand knotted wool with a purple field, red frame in a subtle all-over Classic Chinese floral art design. This rug measures: 9' x 11'6".
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Beautiful Vintage Art Deco Chinese Beijing Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice little Chinese beijing rug with beautiful Chinese Art Deco design and beautiful colors with blue, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Green Art Deco Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A beautiful vintage Chinese Art Deco hand knotted wool rug with a green field-wide, red frame and multi-color accents in all-over Chinese floral design. This rug measures: 8'10" x...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Beautiful Vintage Art Deco Tibetan Chinese Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful large Chinese Art Deco rug with nice decorative design and light colors, with blue and white, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundations.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Colorful Art Deco Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A beautiful vintage Chinese Art Deco hand knotted wool rug with a red field-wide, green frame and multi-color accents in all-over Chinese floral design. This rug measures: 10'10" ...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug, circa 1930
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Vintage Chinese circa 1930s Art Deco rug, a plain soft green field with a central medallion featuring a circle of flowers enclosing larger blossoms with leaves in shade of greens wit...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Pretty Vintage Chinese Beijing Art Deco Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Mid century Chinese beijing rug with beautiful Chinese design and beautiful colors with blue and white, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Pretty Vintage Chinese Beijing Art Deco Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Pretty mid century Chinese Beijing rug with nice Chinese Art Deco design and beautiful colors, entirely and finely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Pretty Vintage Chinese Beijing Art Deco Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful mid century Chinese beijing Art Deco design rug with beautiful design and nice colors, entirely and finely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie 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

Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug, circa 1920 4' x 6'7
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Art Deco Chinese rug, circa 1920, 4' x 6'7. A wonderful example of a Chinese Art Deco style rug woven circa 1920 with a plain navy ground encircled by flowers and stars in a ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A Mid-Century Chinese Deco carpet.
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Vintage 1940s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
W 119 in. L 179 in.
Oriental Vintage Rug Art Deco Style Chinese Rugs, Cream Handmade Carpet Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This wool rug is one of the unusual rugs of the 1970 s which are Art Deco rugs in excellent condition with a Cream background colour contrasting the stylish border and the motives. T...
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Pretty Vintage Square Art Deco Chinese Beijing Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful square Chinese Beijing rug with nice Chinese design and beautiful colors with blue, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Red Antique Rug, Art Deco Vintage Rug Oriental Handmade Carpet Chinese Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
These handmade carpet wool rugs have airy and fiery elements that are grounded by splashing waves and jutting peaks that provide a sense of balance and tradition. Borrowing from the ...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Organic Material

Oriental Vintage Rug Art Deco Style Chinese Rugs, Cream Handmade Carpet Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This wool rug is one the unusual rugs of the 1970 s which are Art Deco rugs in the excellent condition with Cream background colour contrasting the stylish border and the motives. Th...
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Nice Vintage White Field Art Deco Chinese Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful late 20th century Chinese rug with nice Chinese Art Deco design and light colors with yellow, green, blue and pink, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundat...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Art Deco Wool Rug 8 Ft X 9 Ft 7 In.
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco hand-knotted wool rug with a beige field and multicolored accents with an all-over pictorial design. This rug measures 8' 0" x 9' 7" circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Silk Chinese Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
A 20th century Chinese silk rug, with a simple Art Deco design, very decorative and finely hand knotted with silk velvet on silk foundation.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Silk

  • Vintage Silk Chinese Rug
  • Vintage Silk Chinese Rug
  • Vintage Silk Chinese Rug
  • Vintage Silk Chinese Rug
W 70.87 in. L 107.88 in.
Vintage Chinese Art Deco Red and Green Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese Art Deco red and green handmade wool rug Size: 3'0" × 4'1" (91 × 124 cm). The open brown field of this Chinese oriental rug is framed by a broad dark red border wit...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug, 1960s, 1Q0342
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage rug from China made in night blue wool. The rug is from the middle of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: original good, - circa 1960s, - Size: 7.9...
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Very Beautiful Large Vintage Chinese Art Deco Beijing Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Wonderful large Chinese Beijing Art Deco rug with nice Chinese design and light colors, entirely and finely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug, circa 1940, 8'10 x 11'5
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Art Deco Chinese rug, circa 1940. A wonderful example of a Chinese Art Deco style rug with magnificent flower heads on vines weaving onto both the rug and border in a wide va...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Early 20th Century Vintage Chinese Art Deco Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco rug with a beige field and orange border with multicolored accents and an all over floral design. This rug measures 4' 0" x 6' 8" circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Early 20th Century Vintage Chinese Art Deco Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco rug with a navy blue field and multicolored accents with a floral design in the center. This rug measures 3' 0" x 4' 9", circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug, 1980s, 1C517
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade Chinese rug in light shades of white and brown. It has modern geometric design containing squares. The rug made out of acrylic in China. It is in original condition, has som...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Acrylic

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug, 1970s, 1C442
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage hand made Art Deco Chinese rug in original condition. Typical Art Deco style of 1970s for this type of rugs. Very nice deep raspberry shade on the background with large white...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug, 1970s, 1B409
Located in Bordeaux, FR
This vintage decorative Chinese rug has modern design. The shades on this rug variate from olive green to yellow. Incongruous colors played together in a beautiful image. Very beauti...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug, 1970s, 1Q0113
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Chinese rug in French Aubusson style. It is from the end of 20th century in original good condition, it has some age discoloration. - Condition: Original, age dis...
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Vintage 1970s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Chinese Rug, 1960s, 1C591
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Chinese Dragon rug in peach shade with beige border and brown ornaments and dragons. The rug made out of soft wool, it shines on the light. It is in original good co...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Area Rug, Large Handwoven Art Deco Rug Wool Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This elegant handmade carpet was constructed in the 1960s in China. The central design has been woven on a cream field with orange and green accent colours that make up the medallion...
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Vintage 1960s Chinese Mid-Century Modern Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Chinese Art Deco Ivory and Tan Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese Art Deco ivory and tan handwoven wool rug Size: 12'2" × 23'5" (370 × 713 cm) An early 20th century Chinese Art Deco rug that has a geometric shadow pattern rendered...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century Chinese deco rug, the golden yellow field with leafy vinery and dusty rose lotus blossoms within a tan floral motif border.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
  • Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet
W 125 in. L 210 in.
Vintage 1920s Brown and Blue Chinese Art Deco Fette Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Fette rug with a dark brown border and outer field, blue inner field, and all-over lattice design in lighter tan. Measures 9.05x12.
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Tibetan Area Rug with Chinese Art Deco Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77249 Vintage Tibetan Area Rug with Chinese Art Deco Style 05'08 x 09'05. This hand-knotted wool vintage Tibetan area rug features rows of alternating gul amulets spread across a fie...
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Late 20th Century Tibetan Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Early 20th Century Vintage Chinese Art Deco Wool Runner Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco wool rug with a blue field and gold border with all-over floral accents. This rug measures 2'11"x11'2" circa 1920.
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Art Deco Dark Blue and Beige Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese Art Deco dark blue and beige handmade wool rug Size: 11'8" × 16'9" (355 × 510 cm) An early 20th century Chinese art Deco rug, the oatmeal with an unusually delicate...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Art Deco Green, Blue and Beige Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chinese Art Deco green, blue and beige handwoven wool rug Size: 13'7" × 17'3" (414 × 525 cm) Chinese Deco rugs were born in the first half of the 20th century to meet the n...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Art Deco Area Rug with Modern Rustic Artisan Style
Located in Dallas, TX
74956 Vintage Chinese Art Deco Area Rug with Modern Rustic Artisan Style 08'10 x 11'06. ​With a warm color palette, striking appeal, and architectural design element, this hand-knott...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Art Deco Style Chinese Rug, 1970s, 1C485
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage round Art Deco style Chinese rug in beige shade. Peach border and minimal floral design in pink shade as well. All-over design. The rug has soft wool. It is in original condi...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Chinese Art Deco Round Rug. Size: 3' 6" x 3' 6" (1.07 m x 1.07 m)
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and decorative vintage Chinese Art Deco round rug, country of China, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 3 ft 6 in x 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m x 1.07 m).
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Chippendale Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

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Chinese Vintage Deco Rug For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the Chinese vintage deco rug you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each Chinese vintage deco rug for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wool and cotton. Your living room may not be complete without a Chinese vintage deco rug — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Each Chinese vintage deco rug bearing Art Deco, Modern or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. A well-made Chinese vintage deco rug has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Mehraban Rugs are consistently popular.

How Much is a Chinese Vintage Deco Rug?

Prices for a Chinese vintage deco rug start at $270 and top out at $120,000 with the average selling for $4,000.

Finding the Right Rugs and 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.