From our Chinese Polychrome Collection, a very fine Peking carpet, North China circa 1890-1920. This particular example features a large open golden orange field, which varies wonderfully in intensity of color throughout the pile. It's sparsely but elegantly decorated in restrained Chinese taste, using only leafy vines set against the open field, and bordered with a rich and still quite vibrant inky blue / navy blue outer border.
Size and Condition: A large example approximately 11 1/2 feet by 9 1/2 feet. Very good overall condition. The pile is mostly in very good shape throughout, especially the outer border areas and corner sections, save for some scattered areas shown in the latter pictures where it is either worn to the nub through heavier wear, and/or there is some random color corrosion commensurate with age. No apparent moth eaten damage but the fringes are trimmed where worn. The rug would benefit from a proper professional cleaning but still lays very elegantly as is.