Art Deco/Modernist Movement Carpet- Price Upon Request
An Art Deco/Modernist Movement carpet. English, woven at the Wilton Royal Carpet Company, Wessex, England, circa 1925. 13ft 5in x 10ft 7in : 410 cm x 323 cm The earlier period of Art Deco, the 1920s, saw designs for carpets influenced by Far Eastern Oriental arts, but as Art Deco developed, the designs became more geometric and Cubist influences could be seen. Ivan Da Silva Bruhns was the most prominent designer of the latter period. The present carpet has more similarities to those of an even earlier period, around 1915, with the works produced at the Omega Workshop, the highly experimental design collective of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and other Bloomsbury Group artists A possible connection is that The Omega Workshop rugs were also made at Wilton Royal but unfortunately their design archives were destroyed when they were taken over in 1970 and later in 1987. The background design of swirling colours is reminiscent to the textile designs of Josef Maria Auchentaller, 1901, an artist associated with the Vienna Secession and the Jugendstil movements. Though there is no signature present in the carpet, this does not distract from the carpet’s value or appeal, as many items with no records can be the most satisfying aesthetically. The carpet retains original condition and very unusual colour combination. Though the Art Deco period is quite recent, not many carpets have survived as the period was seen as a fashionable fad and with the war decoration was not the priority, the post war mood was back to traditional themes, so many Art Deco carpets were discarded. Provenance: An English Art Deco collection. One example from our extensive collection of rare Art Deco carpets.
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