Offered by: Doris Leslie Blau
306 E 61st St New York City, NY 10065 , United States Call Seller 212.586.5511

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EUROPEAN MODERNIST RUG

$ 25,000
  • Description
    An European modernist rug hand knotted in the first half of the 20th century. The modernist artists attempted to depart from traditional forms of art, which they considered outdated. This rug is a fine example of the era. It features a bold all-over abstract design in shades of dusty-beige, blush, honey-yellow, ivory and black.

    Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. The Art Deco movement led to a fast evolution of the rug and textile design, among other art forms. Rug design evolved from traditional floral and highly ornamental to a style of angular elegance with geometric, abstract and modern figurative motifs. The design is frequently spare, geometric, and architectural. The rugs created during this period remain elegant and refined to this day.
  • More Information
    Period: 1950-1979
    Creation Date: 1950
    Styles / Movements: Art Deco, Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: BB7778
    Incollect Reference #: 549955
  • Dimensions
    W. 95.67 in; H. 143.7 in;
    W. 243 cm; H. 365 cm;
Message from Seller:

Founded in 1965, Doris Leslie Blau’s rug emporium is the stuff of design legends. For decades it was known as the go-to source for those seeking the best in the unusual antique and avant-garde. Now owned by Nader Bolour, to whom Doris turned over the business, the gallery has not only continued the tradition of carrying the best of antique and vintage pieces, but has also forged ahead to create unique and innovative contemporary and custom rugs as well.

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