TEHRAN, North Central Persian, 4ft 6in x 6ft 9in, 3rd Quarter, 19th Century

TEHRAN, North Central Persian, 4ft 6in x 6ft 9in, 3rd Quarter, 19th Century




Antique Tehran Persian Carpet with Aqua, Ivory and red

A Tehran Persian Carpet with a rare ivory ground

This visually stunning antique Tehran Persian carpet is an exquisite example of the skill and refinement that is the hallmark of fine rugs of this type.  The striking ivory field holds an unusual lobed and fluted medallion that encases a central azure section with its kaleidoscopic focal point.  A bold rust outline further distinguishes the central medallion while provide a visual unity to the piece, tying the colors of the medallion to the rich jewel tones of the borders and creating linear movement. Legendary Tehran craftsmanship brings to life numerous nested birds and prancing gazelles that are held within individual niches in the elegant main border. Notably for a Persian city carpet, it has an extremely spacious design, with a rarely found openness and scale that adds an ethereal sophistication and artistic refinement to the rug. Visually striking, high collectible area size rugs such as this elevate the space they inhabit, adding art to the floor of a foyer, niche, and passageway or used vertically to stunning effect on a wall.

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