An elaborate Antique Nichols Chinese Carpet hand knotted circa 1920 by Maple and Co. The carpet features an ornate scene of peacocks and cranes bordered by pictorial ceremonial tea motifs. The vibrant orange background is a perfect contrast against the darker blue, purple and green tones that form the flora, fauna and bird patterns woven within the carpet.
Chinese Nichols Rugs and Carpets were popular design pieces in the early and mid-20th century, with large carpets often made bespoke. These rugs are now a rare find and much desired by designers and rug collectors. This carpet is in very good overall condition with minimal signs of wear and was woven by skilled artisans around 100 years ago. The excellent quality wool and craftsmanship have ensured the carpet's longevity, with this piece still maintaining its soft lustre.
With such a grand design, this Antique Nichols Chinese Carpet is a showstopping addition to large entertaining spaces. The carpet is best suited to large dining rooms, drawing rooms and entrance halls.