This circa 1900 Peking Chinese Oriental rug measures 6’0’ x 9’0”. It is a lovely depiction of a water feature. From the bottom up, there is a rockery upon which sits a small house and some trees. Proceeding westward across the lake sits a small pagoda beside a house with trees. In the center of a bridge on a stone plinth sits a blue bull above which is a steamboat with a paddle wheel with smoke coming from the stacks and banners flying. There is water fowl flying rapidly away from the bow of the boat to the safety of the rockery ahead of them. Above the boat is a covered bridge. Proceeding eastward from the aforementioned rockery is a fortified castle on the edge of the water. Above this to the left is a fortified building at the water’s edge, protected by a rockery and a high brick wall. Smoke wafts from its chimney above which is a full moon in the clouds above which sits a pagoda on a rocky beach surrounded by flowering trees. This entire image is enclosed by a pink border with birds in the corner. Tables, seats, and scrolls make up the rest of the border motif. This is a very unique, one-of-a-kind, solid antique Chinese rug. It is full pile. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays shipping and insurance of $950.