Collecting & Connoisseurship

SULTANABAD, West Central Persian, 8′ 3″ x 11′, Circa 1875

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Claremont Rug Company is pleased to present our newest addition to the Featured Arrivals collection, a refined and richly hued room-sized Persian Sultanabad carpet. A lush and spacious rendition of the beloved traditional Mustafavi design, involving precisely rendered interlocking stylized fronds and wreaths, reveals the mature 19th century artistry of this superb Persian Sultanabad carpet. These floating Persian carpet motifs are intermixed with exquisite cobalt and sapphire blue accents that seem to emerge from the Oriental rug’s vibrant indigo pool. Woven from a sketch rather than a cartoon, this antique rug’s sumptuously decorative array of botanical forms take on the irregular shapes of wreaths on water, creating an engaging and expansive effect that envelops the viewer. Its distinctive, narrow ivory border is an unusual departure from the traditional wider, red frame that is typically used in Mustafavi Sultanabad carpets. This striking rug would make a lovely addition to any grand home.


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