Exemplary Tabriz Area Size Rug Establishes Captivating Synergy Between Eastern and Western Aesthetics
The potent interplay of universal principles of form, balance and harmony are on full display in this inspired pairing of an extraordinary 19th-century Tabriz rug and European furnishings from the 18th and 19th-centuries. The brilliant allover medallion motifs that fill the Court carpet’s field and borders appear again in the quatrefoil design of the marble-topped bureau, as well as in the similarly proportioned carved escutcheon of the mirror above. Master carpet designer and artisan woodcarver were equally enamored with the potential of intricate inlay: each artist explores innovative flights of fancy with tasteful, botanically inspired flourishes. The superlative breadth of natural color in the Tabriz carpet allows it to resonate with the burnished brass, time-softened gilt leaf, rose-colored jade, and warm oil paints–all hues discoverable in its truly impressive palette.