• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 206

    AN ISFAHAN RUG

    CENTRAL PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ISFAHAN RUG
    Central Persia, 17th Century
    Approximately 6 ft. 2 in. (188 cm.) x 4 ft. 1 in. (124 cm.)


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    Unusual for its camel field color, this striking and small Isfahan rug maintains a traditional, slightly over-scale design centering a quatrefoil of lotus palmettes and cloud bands. The atypical border is dynamic, combining conventional palmettes with a flurry of rosettes punctuating scrolling vinery. Both ends are finished with original silk brocading.

    Provenance

    William A. Clark, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART TO BENEFIT THE AQUISITION FUND


    Literature

    Illustrated Handbook of The W.A. Clark Collection, Washington, D.C., 1928, p. 77.