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Antique Persian Sultanabad Carpet
Catalog#: 42671
Artist: Not Available 
Category: Rugs & Tapestries
SubType: Rugs
Origin: Persia/Middle East
Era: 19th Century
Height: 152 inches
Height Note: 12ft 8in
Width: 125 inches
Width Note: 10ft 5in
Price: $38,000
Antique Sultanabad, Persia, late nineteenth century.

Vertical columns of viney, tree-like shrubs spread in staggered array across the soft green field of this boldly elegant antique Sultanabad. The coloration of these forms - using a domnant ivory for the vines and terracotta, apricot,saffron and blue for the flowers - appears especially lovely against the variegated shades of green. The border of star cartouches and tiny vines on a terracotta ground provides a framing contrast in scale with the monumental design of the field, although using the same range of colors to achieve a larger harmony.

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