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SOLD - Antique Nichols Art Deco Chinese Rug, 8'8"x11'4" - "The Sunrise Garden"

Regular price $1,176.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,176.00 USD
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This spectacular, room-size, antique, art deco Chinese carpet will bring brilliant color, elegance and memorable charm to any large indoor space.

A striking and unusual work of floor art, the rug depicts an aquatic garden scene. It shows the surface of the water, numerous plants, tree branches and flowers, butterflies, a dragonfly, and more, rendered in brilliant colors. The main field color is rust-orange, while the borders and motifs include numerous shades of blue, purple and more.

Weavers in China diligently hand-knotted the rug c. 1920's. At that time, American entrepreneur and designer Walter Nichols invested in Chinese carpet workshops, and popularized the now-famous art deco floor textiles. This rug's age, colors, materials, weaving techniques and overall style closely resemble the Nichols pieces.

Artist Alexandra Slezak painted a small area of the rug, approx. several square inches in one corner. Her painting skillfully replicates the pattern of the border of the rug, covering over a small fabric repair patch. One of the photos shows the original patch, the painter in action, and the results.

The rug is in moderately distressed antique condition. Please view the photos and video for full details.


  • Size: 104x136 inches
  • Thickness: approx. 1/2 inch
  • Materials: wool pile, cotton foundation
  • Age: c. 1920's

Come see the rug if you're in the Washington DC/Baltimore area. I offer shipping to all locations for an added fee.

I'm including a 30 day money-back guarantee if you order with shipping, or a 7 day money-back guarantee if you pick up locally, so you can buy without worries and see it in your home.

Please check out my shop at for more hand knotted rugs with unforgettable charm.

Shipping & Returns

For standard shipping within the USA, the shipping cost will be calculated during the checkout process, when you enter your address, before you finalize your order and make the payment.
Free local pickup in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA is an option for every purchase, by appointment only. Get in touch here to make an appointment.


I ship my rugs by UPS Ground, with added insurance, within the USA. Please contact me to arrange international shipping, or to request a different shipping carrier.

After you place your order, I will deliver your rug to UPS for shipping within 2-3 business days.

Once UPS receives the package, the shipping time varies from approx. 1 to 5 business days, depending on your location.


I'm happy to show you my rugs in person, by appointment. My location is in the Kemp Mill neighborhood of Silver Spring, Maryland 20902.

Whether you buy online or in-person, I always offer an option for free local pickup. That is, after you pay for the rug, you can pick up your rug from me in Silver Spring and take it home, without paying for shipping or other added fees.

Please get in touch to set up an appointment to see the rugs, or to pick rugs up locally after buying them online.


I want you to see the rugs in your home to make sure you like them. In case you don't like them for any reason, I offer an easy return policy.

The 'grace period' for returns depends on how you bought the rugs -

  • If you ordered with shipping, without seeing the rug in person first, you get a 30 day return grace period. The 30 day grace period begins when the rug arrives at your address.
  • If you picked up the rug from me locally, without shipping, you get a 7 day return grace period. The 7 day grace period begins when you pick up the rug. 

You may ship the rug back to me, or drop it off locally by appointment. I will issue a refund for the purchase price, provided that I receive the returned rug within the grace period explained above.

All shipping fees are non-refundable.

I will expect to receive the returned rug in the same condition that I sent it to you. Please make sure that the rug is dry, not damp or wet. Please do not apply any adhesive tape to the front or back of the rug. I will assess any damage on a case-by-case basis, and subtract the value of the damage from your refund.

Questions? Please get in touch.