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Vintage Scandinavian Clown Cat Karel Appel Design Art Rug

$6,900

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Breathtakingly artistic vintage Scandinavian clown cat Karel Appel design art rug, country of origin / rug type: Scandinavia rug, Date: circa mid-20th century. Size: 2 ft 10 in x 3 ft 11 in (0.86 m x 1.19 m) This highly artistic little Karl Appel rug, depicts a playful “Clown Cat” that was faithfully created in this charming vintage Scandinavian rug, bringing an elevated sense of whimsical charm to any room. The vintage mid century rug itself was woven in an usually fine quality and with very high grade wool. The combination of these two factors help to elevate the piece into an art rug level where we can almost feel the artist’s “brush strokes”. In this beautiful Karel Appel art rug , the balance and tension between order and chaos is clearly visible. Though it is recognizably a cat, the form is composed of what appear to be intense and wild brushstrokes in compellingly vibrant jewel tone colors. The vivid red color of the body and the mellow blue of the legs are both banded with contrasting orange cream hues, giving the cat the appearance of an avant garde striped tabby. Its expression, captured in just a few small ink-black smudges, is blank and open to interpretation, perhaps showing surprise or curiosity. The background of artfully textured and haphazardly placed cerulean streaks, presents a perfect backdrop from which the cat springs forth. This exciting Karel Appel art rug is encompassed and framed with a simple dark blue almost black colored border where artist’s signature can be seen in the upper left corner. This juxtaposition naturally draws the eye to the center.

Details

  • Similar to
    Carl Appel (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Width: 47 in. (119.38 cm)Length: 34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Hand-KnottedWool
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    This piece is in excellent condition.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 497741stDibs: LU859713808622

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 3-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in New York, NY

In business since 1980, Nazmiyal offers an extensive and diverse array of rugs and textiles, including rare and beautiful vintage Moroccan and Swedish carpets and fashion-forward modern and contemporary examples for today’s lifestyles. Their inventory, hand-selected from sources around the world, is constantly updated, insuring that cu...

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