• 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 321

    AN ISFAHAN RUG

    CENTRAL PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ISFAHAN RUG
    Central Persia, 17th Century
    Approximately 6 ft. 7 in. (201 cm.) x 4 ft. 6 in. (137 cm.)


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    Resplendent in nearly complete, original condition, this magnificent rug demonstrates the beauty of color, quality and design of 17th century Isfahan carpets. The small format and drawing is closely related to that of lot 206 with a central lozenge created by opposing palmettes and cloud bands. Here, the design is simplified by eliminating some elements in both the field and borders, thus allowing us to appreciate the claret field and the details of the individual palmettes, rosettes, cloud bands and vinery. In both lots, the ends display embellished silk brocading, that is probably original, further enhancing the high quality of the pieces.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property From a Private West Coast Collection