1950's Grey Carpet for sale
Item ID: 394147
A very rare of Czech avant garde design; the carpet is machine woven wool and was created by Antonin Kybal (1901-1971). The carpet measures 114 x 78 inches. It is in good condition with light patina and wear to fringe at one end. This carpet is circa 1940. It was purchased in Prague in the 1990's.
Antonin Kybal was the famous carpet designer in the former Czechoslovakia and is considerd the pioneer of modern Czech texile art. He began his career studying at the College of the Applied Arts in the studio of Joseph Maratka, After graduting in He formed his own studio in 1928 and in the 40's was offerd tenure as a Professor of Textile Art at the Academy of Applied Arts. After World War II, her formed the Kabalovu textile school. He also designed carpets, tapestries and curtains for the Czechoslovakian pavillion at the Brussels Worlds Fair. HIs works are in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. His work was the subject of the book, "Modern Textile Designer Antonin Kybal" by Jan Spurny (Artia pub., 1960).
For similar examples, please consult the Christie's 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Auction - 10/27/09 (Lot 42).
Measurements: 289.6 x 198.1 x CM (H x W x D) Change Unit
Condition: Good Condition
Designer: Unknown designer
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