14 February 2001
A BAKSHAISH CARPET
NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1880
The shaded medium-blue field with stylised palmettes and half panels along each side around a serrated brick-red panel with scattered minor motifs containing an ivory medallion issuing stylised palmette pendants enclosing an angular floral centrepiece in an ivory border of bold palmettes alternating with serrated leaves and angular vine between floral meander stripes, slight loss at each end, minute wear
19ft. x 12ft.9in. (580cm. x 390cm.)
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