Northwest Persian Antique Carpet
9' 3" x 11' 7" (282cm x 353cm) Circa 1875
(Connoisseur-Caliber - Investment Level)
Price upon request
("Great Lakes Collection") This is a standout classical Serapi that offers an awe-inspiring sense of majesty. At the same time, it expertly evokes a welcoming graciousness with luminous mellow colors and evocative botanical forms evoking the splendor of the natural world. A grand multi-tiered medallion is presented like an enormous faceted jewel and embodies the grandeur of this renowned 19th-century Village style. Eccentric individually drawn Prussian blue flame pendants expand into the ivory reserve, adding to the whimsical, botanically inspired artistry. A panoply of sonorous motifs attentively rendered continues in the corner spandrels with a seemingly effortless command of the medium. Timeless, naturally dyed hues infuse the entire pattern with a glamorous glow, with whispers of abrash color shifts and striations subliminally elevating this Serapi to a masterpiece. The contrapuntal posture of the narrow main border is an apropos frame serving to amplify and accentuate the staggering artistry found in the field. This carpet was clearly designed by a highly accomplished and sensitive team who seamlessly integrated the various aspects of this original graceful design into an organic whole. Its remarkable preservation with superb even, medium pile is a testament to its keen durability. GLC rugs cannot be purchased using exchange credit.
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