Chinese art deco carpet, $1,870

Nichols carpet
from Tientsin, eastern China
circa 1930
Size: 270 x 275 cm

List price: $. 2,750
Sale price: $. 1,870

Walter Nichols, one of the great figures in the rug world in the 1930’s, started a factory in China producing ‘art deco’ rugs for the American market. Travellers to China could order Nichols rugs from catalogues. When they docked at Shanghai or other ports, the rugs would be waiting, wrapped in bamboo baskets.