A MADRID CARPET
A MADRID CARPET
A MADRID CARPET
A MADRID CARPET
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A MADRID CARPET

REAL FABRICAS DES TAPICES, SPAIN, CIRCA 1930

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A MADRID CARPET
REAL FABRICAS DES TAPICES, SPAIN, CIRCA 1930
Of Alcaraz design, bearing the initials “R.F.b a M.D.”, localised wear, original selvages and kilims
8ft.8in. x 5ft.2in. (269cm. x 160cm.)
Provenance
Purchased from J. Eskenazi, Milan, in the 1980s
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Lot Essay

The arabesque lattice enclosing leafy palmettes on the present rug is directly sourced from earlier sixteenth century Alcaraz carpets such as one belonging to Signor Conde de Welczeck, a detail of which is illustrated by José Ferrandis Torres, Exposicion de Alfombras Antiguas Españolas, Madrid, 1933, LAM.XIV. For a carpet dispalying a slight variant of the same desgin see Ian Bennett, Rugs & Carpets of the World, London, 1981, p.264.
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