This circa 1900 Antique Peking Chinese Oriental Rug measures 9’2” x 11’7” (280 x 356 cm). It has a very nice café au lait field with scattered images of Buddhist iconography such as a pair of beribboned scrolls, the chess board, a pair of books, and a brush pot with brushes. The four corners are worked in a very pleasant rendition of a blue flower pot on a table containing foliage in shades of silver and shades of blue. Beneath there is a covered urn and an incense burner which are to the side of a complicated conglomeration of a four legged table upon which rests a blue pillow upon which is standing a golden colored bird, upon which is standing another bird in two shades of blue with the head of a dragon clutching what appears to be a wall sconce from which dangles a lantern with wind chimes and upon the very top is resting a basket with a long blue handle. The minor border is about 8 inches wide and contains a basket of flowers, a cup, a hash marked ‘Shou’ meaning good luck and prosperity, and a butterfly. The designs continue all around the border of the rug. The major border has a dark blue ground and contains pots of flowers, tables with floral decorations, and a mirror. This rug is in excellent condition. It is full pile with very soft wool. The age, size and condition are all very nice. It’s the hat trick! The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $150.