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Handmade antique Art Deco Chinese Rug, 1920s, 1B752
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Art Deco Chinese rug in turquoise color. The rug is in original good condition, made in the beginning of 20th century in China. - Condition: original good, - c...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug, 1920s, 1B856
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade antique Art Deco Chinese rug. The rug is in original good condition, from the beginning of 20th century. - Condition: original good, - circa 1920s, - Size: 2.1' x 4...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Modern Rug in Black Blue Art Deco Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade in a refined, low-pile wool with a comfortable wash achieving this shabby-chic distressed style, this 8 x 10 modern rug joins the Homage collection by Rug & Kilim, represent...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Handmade European Style Deco Rug in Blue and Beige Brown
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in silk, this 8 x 10 transitional rug is an addition to the European rug collection by Rug & Kilim, affectionately dubbed “Orendi” for the Austrian Deco rug sensibilitie...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim’s Art Deco Style Rug in Blue All Over Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A 9 x 12 ode to celebrated French Art Deco rug styles, joining Rug & Kilim’s Deco Collection. Hand knotted in wool, enjoying an array of blues and red prevailing in a smart pallet wi...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s European Style Deco Rug in Blue & Beige-Brown Medallion Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool pile, this 9 x 12 transitional rug is an addition to the European rug collection by Rug & Kilim, inspired by a distinctive Austrian Art Deco rug style lending to...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Silk

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted Art Deco Rug Beige Brown Blue Cubist Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from one of our most respected custom looms in Nepal, this hand knotted Art Deco rug is the latest edition of the Aerial Scape pattern from the Custom Collection by Rug &...
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2010s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Turkish Art Deco Rug Beige Blue Midcentury All-Over Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from Turkey circa 1960-1960, this vintage rug remarks a vintage Turkish Art Deco rug design joining our midcentury Pasha Collection, honoring designe...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Hand Knotted Austrian Art Deco Style Rug in Brown and Blue
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in a blend of wool and silk, this 6 x 9 Art Deco rug joins the European Collection by Rug & Kilim—drawing inspiration from an Austrian Art Deco rug style from the Secess...
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Early 2000s Nepalese Art Deco Central Asian Rugs

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Wool, Silk

Vintage Turkish Art Deco Rug Beige Blue Mid Century All over Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from Turkey, circa 1960-1960, this vintage rug remarks a vintage Turkish Art Deco rug design joining our Mid-Century Pasha Collection, honoring desig...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Chinese Art Deco Style Rug in Beige-Brown and Blue Medallion Style
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
An 8x10 ode to celebrated Chinese Art Deco rug styles, from Rug & Kilim’s Burano Collection. Hand knotted in wool, enjoying a sophisticated beige-brown and blue play complementing el...
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2010s Indian Modern Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Gray and Blue Wool Rug from the Homage Collection
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in high-quality wool originating from India, this geometric-floral rug is the latest addition to Rug & Kilim’s Homage collection, enjoying a finer take on distressed sha...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Ikats Style Distressed Rug in Beige and Blue Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
A beige and blue ode to the silk weaving of Ikats joining the Homage collection by Rug & Kilim. On the design: Hand knotted in wool, the execution of pattern in this 8 x 10 is am...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Classic Style Rug in Red and Blue Geometric Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade in a refined, low-pile wool with a comfortable wash achieving this shabby-chic distressed style, this 8 x 10 transitional rug joins the Homage Collection by Rug & Kilim, rep...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Distressed Style Modern Rug in Pink and Blue Multi-Color Pattern
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Handmade in a refined, low-pile wool with a comfortable wash achieving this shabby chic distressed style, this 8 x 10 modern rug joins the Homage collection by Rug & Kilim, represent...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Rug & Kilim's Mid-Century Modern Art Deco Style Rug in Blue and Beige
By Rug & Kilim
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted with a bend of New Zealand wool, natural silk, and exotic yarns, this Art Deco rug hails from the Mid-Century Modern rug collection by Rug & Kilim, a bold exploration of...
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2010s Indian Art Deco More Carpets

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Wool, Silk, Yarn

Antique Oriental Blue-Green Geometric Art Deco Rug
Located in Milan, IT
A very rare and unusual Indian carpet woven in the Art Deco period characterised by a blue-green background decorated geometric pattern consisting of asymmetrical rectangular units t...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Blue Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
This unusual carpet is a study in tone-on-tone blue combinations: the medium blue field palmettes on a sapphire blue ground; the lighter blue border scrolls and rosettes on a dark ro...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Blue Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Blue Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Blue Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Blue Chinese Art Deco Rug
W 108 in. L 140 in.
Canteloupe Midnight Blue Turkish Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
An eclectic midcentury Turkish deco rug. Predominantly in shaded of orange and purple-blue and muave accents Measures: 7' x 10'2".
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20th Century Turkish Hollywood Regency Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Blue Chinese Deco Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A hand-knotted antique Chinese Deco rug with an all over design on a blue field. This rug measures 2'6" x 4'10".  
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Samarkand Rug Art Deco Blue and Gold Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in wool originating from India circa 1920, this antique art deco rug connotes a Samarkand rug design, inspired by neighboring Peking rugs with a unique colloquial take. ...
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Vintage 1920s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Blue Oversize Chinese Art Deco Nichols Rug
Located in New York, NY
Full pile large Chinese Art Deco rug plum border, blue field Measures: 10' x 19'1".
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Contemporary Art Deco Geometric Light Blue and White Wool Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
This contemporary rug has an Art Deco style with an all-over field design. Originating from India, the geometric all-over field design has a unique diagonal orientation, with hues of...
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2010s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Colorful Indian Dhurrie Art Deco Scatter Rug, Blue & Pink Field
Located in New York, NY
This fairly well-woven, tapestry technique, all-cotton scatter presents a luminous light blue field with off-white stepped cross corner pieces, supporting a partially cusped, abrashe...
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Vintage 1980s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Turkish Square Art Deco Rug, Light Blue Field, Brown Borders
Located in New York, NY
The baby blue open field is decorated with two diagonally opposed right-angle devices and is framed by a border system of a narrower grey-brown band within a wide plain chocolate out...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Handmade Persian Art Deco Style Navy Blue Area Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian Malayer area rug handmade during the mid-20th century with a solid navy blue colored field and an intricate Art Deco style arabesque border. The design is very vers...
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Mid-20th Century Persian Art Deco Persian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Art Deco Chinese Blue Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco rug, hand knotted wool rug with a navy-blue field, and multi-color accents in an allover Classic Chinese floral design, circa 1920 This rug ...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Art Deco Chinese Silk Rug Blue Peking
Located in Bochum, NRW
An excellent Chinese silk rug, Art Deco decor of stylized clouds and waves in beautiful shades of blue and ivory, also called Chi and Ruyi. Beautiful midcentury vintage rug of the 19...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Silk

Antique Khotan Rug, Deco Handmade Oriental Rug, Grey, Blue, Brown and Coral Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Khotan rugs and carpets were produced in small villages of Eastern Turkestan, which today is a part of the Xinjiang region in Western China. This area has had a steady produc...
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Early 20th Century East Turkestani Khotan Central Asian Rugs

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Wool

1940s Art Deco Cotton Shurrie Rug, Gray, Coral & Orange Field, Blue Borders
Located in New York, NY
Two columns of plain coral flattened ashiks decorate the gray field with smaller blue ashiks between. Sharply serrated mid-blue border with irregularities on one side. All-cotton con...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Cotton

Contemporary Blue and Brown Architectural Deco-Inspired Wool Persian Rug
By Bahram Shabahang, Orley Shabahang
Located in New York, NY
Measuring 8'11" x 12'4", this modern blue and brown carpet belongs to Orley Shabahang's Architectural Collection. To craft this deco-inspired wool carpet, the artisan utilized a trad...
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2010s Persian Persian Rugs

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Wool, Wool, Wool

Indigo Blue Open Field Square Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in Milan, IT
Distinguished by a square open field blue reserve laid over floral spandrels decorated by peacock feathers typical of the Art Deco period, this highly decorative carpet is further ch...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

1960s Vintage Art Deco Rug, Midcentury Beige Orange and Blue Distressed Wool
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in Turkey originating between 1960-1970, this vintage midcentury wool rug is the latest to join our midcentury Pasha collection, celebrating Turkish icon and multidiscip...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Blue Antique Art Deco Chinese Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Art Deco Chinese hand knotted wool rug with Navy-blue field. This rug has a frame of beige and accents of red, purple, and green in a gorgeous all-over Chinese flor...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Other

Midcentury Chinese Art Deco Blue Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Chinese Art Deco blue handmade wool rug Size: 8'6" × 9'5" (259 × 287 cm) A second quarter 20th century Chinese deco rug, the blue field with different shades of blues an...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Vintage French Art Deco Gray, Blue and White Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage French Art Deco gray, blue and white handwoven wool rug Size: 7'10" × 8'9" (239 × 267 cm) Vintage French Art Deco rug. An early 20th century French Art Deco rug, circa 1940...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Modern French Art Deco Style Beige, Blue, Brown and Purple Rug
Located in New York, NY
Modern French Art Deco style beige, blue, brown and purple rug Size: 14'1" × 19'0" (429 × 579 cm). The main field of the new rug carries a large medallion filled with flourishes, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Mid-Century Turkish Art Deco Room Size Blue Floral Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful vintage Turkish hand-knotted wool rug with a navy-blue field. This Turkish rug has peach and green accents in a gorgeous all-over geometric floral design. This rug measu...
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Mid-20th Century African Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Art Deco Style Yellow, Beige and Blue Handmade Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Art Deco style yellow, beige and blue handmade wool rug Size: 3'1" × 9'3" (93 × 281 cm). An early 20th century Art Deco European Art Deco rug. This pile-woven antique ca...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Antique Indian Art Deco Minimalist Rug with Red Open Field and Blue Border
Located in Milan, IT
A rare and unusual Indian carpet woven in the Art Deco period distinguished by a burgundy red open field and framed by a simple monochrome blue border. Carpets of this type were some...
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Vintage 1930s Indian Art Deco Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Modernist Indigo Blue Rug with Oak Leafs
Located in Milan, IT
A highly unusual rug distinguished by a repeat pattern of realistically drawn oak leafs on a midnight blue background. Finely knotted for this type, it is quite subdued with its neut...
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Vintage 1940s Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

Swedish Style Kilim Deco Rug Ivory Gray Blue 10'1 x 13'6
Located in New York, NY
Swedish style Kilim Deco rug gray blue 10'1 x 13'6. Handwoven in India this Kilim in wool & viscose has been styled on the clean and simple look of Swedish designs to create a rug th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Kilim Western European Rugs

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Wool

Antique Art Deco Chinese Blue Handmade Floral Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Chinese Art Deco rug, a hand-knotted wool rug with a distressed navy-blue field, and multi-color accents in an all-over Classic Chinese floral design, This rug m...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Art Deco Handmade Wool Rug in Deep Maroon, White and Blue
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Art Deco handmade wool rug in deep maroon, white and blue Size: 8'0" × 11'0" (243 × 335 cm) This circa 1940 vintage Art Deco vintage carpet features a stylized border of...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury French Art Deco Handmade Wool Rug in Blue, Rose and Beige
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury French Art Deco handmade wool rug in blue, rose and beige Size: 7'9" × 9'5" (236 × 287 cm) A mid-20th century French Art Deco antique rug having a field in various shade...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury Art Deco Chinese Rug in Brown and Blue
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Art Deco Chinese rug in brown and blue Size: 8'0" × 9'8" (243 × 294 cm) Vintage Chinese deco rug, a mid-20th century vintage Chinese deco rug, circa 1940, origin: China....
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

8.2x11.8 Vintage Art Deco Rug Overdyed in Blue for Modern Home & Office Decor
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A vintage Turkish rug re-dyed in blue color. Finely hand knotted, low wool pile on cotton foundation. Deep washed. Sturdy and can be used on a high traffic area, suitable for both re...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage French Art Deco Purple, Olive and Bright Blue Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage French Art Deco purple, olive and bright blue handwoven wool rug Size: 5'9" × 7'3" (175 × 220 cm) This, circa 1940 vintage French Art Deco rug features an all-over design o...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Art Deco Design in Shades of Blue and Gray Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection Art Deco design in shades of blue and gray wool rug Size: 13'0" × 22'7" (396 × 688 cm) What certainly draws the eye to this stunning contemporary piece...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Art Deco Indian Rugs

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Wool

1940s Abstract Art Deco Scandinavian Rollaken Rug, Blue, Yellow & Brown Tones
Located in New York, NY
A boldly abstract flatweave with irregularly stepped "skyscrapers" making a rough grid with tones of royal blue, yellow, brick red and brown. The grid is rough and the palette is dis...
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Vintage 1940s Swedish Art Deco Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Midcentury French Art Deco Handmade Wool Rug in Blue, Beige, Brown and Black
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury French Art Deco handmade wool rug in blue, beige, brown and black Size: 6'8" x 10'0" (203 × 304 cm) A French Deco area rug with a geometric and linear design rendered wi...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in Chicago, IL
A wonderful early 20th century Chinese Art Deco rug with a dark indigo field surrounded by a wide dark cranberry and a thin indigo border. Myriad auspicious flowers including peonies...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Chinese Art Deco Rug
W 121 in. L 163 in.
Large Antique Blue Chinese Art Deco Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A beautiful oversize antique Chinese Art Deco hand knotted wool rug with a navy- blue field. This rug has a frame of beige and multi-color accents all over Chinese floral design. ...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese Export Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

French Art Deco Handmade Wool Rug in Dark Brown, Blue and Lilac Color
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco handmade wool rug in dark brown, blue and lilac color. Size: 5'2" × 7'4" (157 × 223 cm) Elegance offered by deco rugs cannot be found anywhere else. Inspired by the...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

Antique Chinese Art Deco Blue Handmade Pictorial Oversize Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Oversize Art Deco Chinese hand-knotted wool rug with a multicolor field. This Chinese rug has a blue frame, multi-color accents in a gorgeous all-over Chinese cultu...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Other

Chinese Art Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
Chinese Art Deco rug 8'10" x 11'6" with green background.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Wool

  • Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Chinese Art Deco Rug
  • Chinese Art Deco Rug
W 106 in. L 138 in.
Contemporary Handmade Turkish Deco Room Size Accent Rug In Slate Grey and Blue
Located in New York, NY
A modern Turkish Deco small room size accent rug handmade during the 21st century with a plush pile in slate grey-to-blue tones. Measures: 7' 9" x 9' 9".
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Modern Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Art Deco Blue and Red Chinese Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
Beautiful antique Art Deco Chinese hand-knotted wool rug with a blue field. This Chinese rug has a red frame, multi-color accents in a gorgeous all-over Chinese floral design. Th...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Other

Antique Art Deco Handmade Beige and Blue Chinese Wool Rug
Located in Norwalk, CT
A beautiful antique Art Deco Chinese hand-knotted wool rug with a burgundy field. This rug has a blue frame, green, peach, and ivory accents in a gorgeous Chinese floral design. T...
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20th Century Chinese Art Deco Chinese and East Asian Rugs

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Other

Nice French 1940 Art Deco Square Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful square 1940 rug with a nice Art Deco design and beautiful blue field color, entirely hand knotted with wool velvet on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Nice French 1940 Art Deco Square Rug
  • Nice French 1940 Art Deco Square Rug
  • Nice French 1940 Art Deco Square Rug
  • Nice French 1940 Art Deco Square Rug
W 112.21 in. L 116.15 in.
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Deco Rug Blue For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the deco rug blue you’re looking for. A deco rug blue — often made from fabric, wool and animal skin — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a deco rug blue, we have 226 options in-stock, while there are 81 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the deco rug blue you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Each deco rug blue bearing Art Deco, Modern or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks is very popular. Art Hide, Rug & Kilim and Tapis Rouge Atelier each produced at least one beautiful deco rug blue that is worth considering.

How Much is a Deco Rug Blue?

Prices for a deco rug blue can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $300 and can go as high as $72,500, while the average can fetch as much as $4,961.

A Close Look at Art Deco Furniture

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

At 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furniture by designer, including works by Georg Jensen and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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.