Downtown San Francisco Condo

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1. Very Rare Sultanabad and Colorful Caucasian Carpets Bring Warm, Human Element That Animates This Urban Apartment

The extraordinary artistry and nuanced, exquisite coloration of top-tier antique carpets provide the perfect counterpoint to the dramatic floor-to-ceiling views of a modern cityscape’s glass and steel high-rise architecture.  The exceptionally spacious and light-toned mid-19th century Sultanabad is completely at home with the neutral tones and clean lines of the contemporary furniture, while adding its own human scale and spontaneity to the environment.

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The extraordinary artistry and nuanced, exquisite coloration of top-tier antique carpets provide the perfect counterpoint to the dramatic floor-to-ceiling views of a modern cityscape's glass and steel high-rise architecture.  The exceptionally…
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2. Geometric Caucasian Tribal Rug Brings Color and Consonance To Contemporary High Rise

This tall-ceiling glass and steel urban condominium is powerfully enlivened by the potent natural colors and striking archetypal geometry of 19th-century collectible tribal and village rugs. Antique Caucasian rugs have long been appreciated by Modernist architects and designers for their highly complementary artistic approach. Both aesthetics are deeply concerned with a viewer’s direct engagement with the essentials of color and form, unmediated by the distractions of superfluous ornament. Here, the archetypal imagery of an exceptional Caucasian piece from the prized Bidjov Shirvan substyle instantly reveals this affinity. The decorative vertical flanges of the Mies van der Rohe-inspired building next door establish instant parallels with the signature radiating ivory motifs seen in the Caucasian rug: both orient the eye with the fewest possible elements. In a clever juxtaposition, a series of stuffed Caucasian grain bag cushions sit alongside a Le Corbusier-designed LC4 recliner–both examples of form in service of function.

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This tall-ceiling glass and steel urban condominium is powerfully enlivened by the potent natural colors and striking archetypal geometry of 19th-century collectible tribal and village rugs. Antique Caucasian rugs have long been appreciated…
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3. Striking 19th-Century Caucasian Lesghi Rug Adds Dynamic Presence To Modern Dining Room

The incredibly potent natural dyes of a superb antique Lesghi tribal rug provide the perfect counterpoint to the minimalist design and modern cityscape that surround this San Francisco collector’s elegant dining area. The urbane backdrop of white surfaces and clean lines acts as a powerful foil to the 19th-century Caucasian rug’s intensely saturated indigo, fiery carnelian and terracotta, as well as pinpoint highlights of saffron and sapphire blue, magically intensifying the impact of both aesthetic approaches. Though the carpet remains an understated and even playful element, its weight in this composition is profound: note how the resonant artistry of this one area-size piece easily balances the much larger open plan space, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows and even the towering Financial District edifices beyond. The presentation highlights the unique art carpet’s artistry as if in a museum display, yet the arrangement never feels sterile or separated, instead deeply, seamlessly integrated into the life of the space and its residents.

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The incredibly potent natural dyes of a superb antique Lesghi tribal rug provide the perfect counterpoint to the minimalist design and modern cityscape that surround this San Francisco collector's elegant dining area. The urbane backdrop of…
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4. Spirited Color of Dynamic 19th-Century Caucasian Runner Brings Warmth and Energy To Contemporary Kitchen

This contemporary home owner has discovered the perfect way to bring one more layer of artistry and individual expression into his modern kitchen: a striking 19th-century Caucasian Gendje runner, displayed on the floor. The antique tribal runner’s warm color saturation and spontaneous, deeply individual artistry interjects a significant additional dimension into the aesthetic tableau of cool, clean minimalist lines, polished metal and white marble, intensifying the effect of both these stylistically divergent poles. Yet, there are strong commonalities: the carpet’s non-representational imagery, crisp clarity and mesmerizing, geometric pattern are naturally at home in this Bauhaus-inspired atmosphere, thanks to their shared focus on pure, elemental forms. The versatile small sizes of antique Caucasian rugs optimize the opportunities for daily enjoyment presented by kitchen spaces, where so much of a family’s time is spent.

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This contemporary home owner has discovered the perfect way to bring one more layer of artistry and individual expression into his modern kitchen: a striking 19th-century Caucasian Gendje runner, displayed on the floor. The antique tribal runner's…
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5. An Uniquely Eclectic Art Collection is Intertwined With Expressive Caucasian Rugs– Both On the Wall and On The Floor

Transitional hallway spaces become a focal point for art display in this modern city condominium, enlivened by the widely mixed media: sculpture, painting, photography and carpet textiles. The iconic cruciform devices of the mid-19th-century Seichur Kuba on the left wall and the mesmerizing clarity of the rare Seichur Kuba on the floor invite the viewer to pause and contemplate at each turn, profoundly enriching the inhabitant’s passage through the space. Don’t miss the early Caucasian Lesghi rug shown partially on the far right wall.

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Transitional hallway spaces become a focal point for art display in this modern city condominium, enlivened by the widely mixed media: sculpture, painting, photography and carpet textiles. The iconic cruciform devices of the mid-19th-century…
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6. Antique Caucasian Talish Rug Placed On The Wall Effortlessly Harmonizes Diverse Art and Architectural Elements

An international tech executive’s contemporary high-rise apartment is given an engaging abundance of texture and visual interest through an eclectic collection of striking objets d’art, including the prominent wall placement of a high-collectible mid-19th-century Caucasian Talish rug. Suspended beside the entry to the main living area, the antique tribal rug beckons to the visitor through its breathtaking hues of goldenrod, warm terra cotta and bright ivory and its graphic design, an effect that is enhanced both by the abundance of natural light and carefully arranged spot lighting, as well as the inner luminosity of the deeply saturated natural dyes themselves. The rug’s abstracted yet clear structure creates immediate parallels with the contemporary design of the space and the skyscrapers outside, but also connects with the faceted geometry of the decoratively pierced screens, revealing the mathematical order that underpins these deceptively sophisticated artworks. At the same time, this Caucasian tribal rug also possesses a profoundly human character, reflected in its resonance with the carved Buddha, sculptural nude, and expressive abstract painting.

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An international tech executive's contemporary high-rise apartment is given an engaging abundance of texture and visual interest through an eclectic collection of striking objets d'art, including the prominent wall placement of a high-collectible…
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7. Captivating Allover Design Tribal Rug Is A Natural Accompaniment To Eclectic Sculpture Collection When Placed On The Wall

The most impassioned and eclectic art connoisseurs are always attuned to discovering any potential opportunity for enjoying objets d’art and expressing their taste. This savvy collector of 19th-century Caucasian and nomad carpets has found perhaps the ideal way to display this prized allover boteh (“seed of life”) piece by surrounding it with carvings from European, Near East and Far East traditions. Prominent wall placement means the viewer can take in at a glance the captivating common threads between these diverse and compelling works. Note, for example, the flashes of ivory that infuse the clearly rendered field with a subtle secondary pattern. This dexterous use of high and low contrast brings out these attributes in both the torso and 17th-century Burmese door, permitting a new level of appreciation.

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The most impassioned and eclectic art connoisseurs are always attuned to discovering any potential opportunity for enjoying objets d'art and expressing their taste. This savvy collector of 19th-century Caucasian and nomad carpets has found perhaps…
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8. Superb 19th-Century Serapi Carpet on Floor and Rare Caucasian Baku Rug on Wall Create a Refuge of Artistry in a Modern Setting

Supported by bright sunlight from an urban home’s floor-to-ceiling windows, a 19th-century Bakshaish Persian village carpet’s camelhair adds a stunning element to this San Francisco executive’s high-rise pied-a-terre. This well preserved antique carpet’s collectible quality is unmistakable. Its original geometric design takes a starring role among the constellation of eclectic Near-Eastern art and furnishings, establishing interesting relationships with each one. The Bakshaish’s subtle abrash coloration and age-old patina is reflected in the high-collectible Caucasian Khila Baku that hangs as wall art in the rear corner, as well as in the distressed wooden surfaces of the antique panel doors, rustic stool and low sofa. The intricately carved surfaces immediately resonate with the faceted geometric carpet design, which also skillfully manages light and dark space. Minimalist modern architecture provides the perfect foil to intensify this deeply personal room, blending East and West influences into an immersive and continually rewarding artistic experience. Note the two rugs hanging folded above the carved doors, ready to be unfurled for a quiet evening of enjoyment.

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Supported by bright sunlight from an urban home’s floor-to-ceiling windows, a 19th-century Bakshaish Persian village carpet’s camelhair adds a stunning element to this San Francisco executive’s high-rise pied-a-terre. This well preserved…
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9. Rare Light-Toned Ground Sultanabad Carpet Sets the Scene for a Medley of Harmonious Artistic Performances In This Restful Master Bedroom

A high-collectible, 175-year-old allover Sultanabad carpet with an extremely rare leaf green toned ground and ethereal large-scale allover pattern creates the essential foundation for the quiet, contemplative atmosphere in this contemporary master bedroom. The profound sense of movement and depth of the Sultanabad adds a subtle but pervasive energy that animates the entire space: not only does the room appear much more expansive, but each of the other paintings and carpets are heightened, with unexpected interrelationships discovered between every piece. The central role of adjacent light and dark colors becomes evident in each work: Mediterranean landscape painting, circa 1850 Caucasian Lesghi rug displayed on the wall, still life and Degas-inspired ballet scene. Uncluttered, minimalist furnishings permit the nuanced, well-chosen color to be appreciated without distraction, resulting in an unmediated, one-on-one encounter between artwork and viewer.

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A high-collectible, 175-year-old allover Sultanabad carpet with an extremely rare leaf green toned ground and ethereal large-scale allover pattern creates the essential foundation for the quiet, contemplative atmosphere in this contemporary…
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10. Exquisite 19th-century Mohtasham Kashan carpet provides luxurious, illuminating focal point within contemporary urban home

Perfectly complimenting the clean lines and light-filled atmosphere of this modern city high rise home, an exceptional connoisseur-level Court carpet from the astonishingly finely crafted, refined Mohtasham Kashan style is a unique accompaniment that makes a one-of-a-kind statement. Enriched by especially luminous lamb’s wool and the painstaking attention of a master weaver in his technical and aesthetic prime, the singular composition of ethereal botanical zones holds this art collector and his guests in quiet, elevated awe. Glowing parchment and a profusion of distinctly nuanced supporting pastel hues create instant affinity with the Japanese floral print, eclectic sculpture, and light hardwood floors, establishing a tone of effortless coexistence with this lovingly curated space.

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Perfectly complimenting the clean lines and light-filled atmosphere of this modern city high rise home, an exceptional connoisseur-level Court carpet from the astonishingly finely crafted, refined Mohtasham Kashan style is a unique accompaniment…
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11. Ethereal Celadon Green Based 19th-Century Sultanabad Perfectly Complements The Elemental Simplicity of a Modern Bedroom

The quiet, restful atmosphere of this urban apartment’s spacious master bedroom is profoundly enhanced by the unique soft green and pastel coloration of this one-of-a-kind antique Sultanabad art carpet.  Its singular, individually rendered allover pattern appears to advance and recede in the light toned space, providing a powerful sense of movement that becomes the focal point of the room. One is reminded of Philip Johnson’s Glass House, where the inclusion of a 17th-century Baroque painting by Poussin provides the link between inside and outside. The human, organic element softens and moderates the spare modernist lines.

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The quiet, restful atmosphere of this urban apartment's spacious master bedroom is profoundly enhanced by the unique soft green and pastel coloration of this one-of-a-kind antique Sultanabad art carpet.  Its singular, individually rendered…