7' 11" x 10' 11" (241cm x 333cm) Circa 1900
$27,000, with incentive: $21,600
SERAPI, Northwest Persian
7' 11" x 10' 11"
241cm x 333cm
(High-Decorative) ("New Arrivals Gallery")Antique Serapi carpets rarely use stylized all-over designs, such as the highly inventive large-scale patterns of this dynamic small room-size piece. Its potent watermelon red and mid blue-and gold palette and spaciously displayed blossoms and leaves create a strikingly beautiful visage. Crisp drawing in both the field and border lends an elegant ambiance with a charming undercurrent of constant spontaneity on closer inspection. The formal border design is expressively rendered with spirited color combining. Happily, it is in extraordinarily good condition at 120 years old. Learn About This Rug Type