Antique Irish Rug, c. 1900 Irish carpets hold an important place in the long history of Ireland adaptations of oriental rugs. This one is remarkable in its emulation of classic Polonaise carpets, a Persian type once thought to have been made in Poland. The medallion design, rich border, and the sinuous, flame-like drawing evokes the qualities of the classic original, but with a soft, buttery palette more reminiscent of Oushak carpets. Eminently decorative and collectible as well, this piece has all the qualities desirable in a fine antique carpet.
Size: 10 ft 01 in x 13 ft (3.07 m x 3.96 m)