30 June 2004
A CHINESE RUG
The deep indigo field depicting bold phoenix birds, cloud bands and cranes overall within the Greek key border and outer open brown border
Approximately 7 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. (229cm. x 168cm.)
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The design in the present lot, with a dramatic Phoenix and various other stylized birds, is probably copying an 18th century textile or painting. This rug was most likely woven in a provincial workshop due to the mix of materials in the structure.
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