This circa 1925 Art Deco Chinese Oriental Rug signed NICHOLS measures 9’0” X 11’11” (274 x 368 cm). It has a large floral medallion in pink, rose and terra cotta with leafs in two shades of blue, two shades of green and light and dark purple. The corners are worked in the same motif only quartered. All is on a midnight blue ground. The major border is light blue with meandering flower and vine design with flowers in the same colors as in the field of the rug. This border is flanked with two minor borders. The interior minor border is a pale café au lait about 3 inches wide consisting of the endless knot design separated by flowers, leafs and grapes. The outer minor border is more interesting as it is composed of foliated dragons facing each other and ‘Shou’ marks for long life. The background color is the same as the interior border. The dragons are done in charcoal. This rug is in mint condition as if it was made yesterday. It is woven using very fine Manchester wools. The rug is a custom design rug made to order and signed Nichols. It is full pile. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $150.