44488 Antique Sultanabad, Persia, late nineteenth century - With an open medallion design more characteristic of Senneh or Malayer carpets, this stately antique Sultanabad is quite distinctive and outstanding. A grand diamond medallion sprouts finials nearly as large, all set against an open, deep navy field whose hexagonal form is defined by triangular cornerpieces. The main ivory-ground border of amphorae sprouting flowers is simply incomparable. Additional minor borders of running vinescrolls supply an extra supporting touch. The blend of soft reds, blues, and ivory imparts a delicate warmth, nicely balancing the cool, crisp quality of the design.
Size: 7. ft x 7. ft 08 in (2.13 m x 2.34 m)