13 June 2002
A BESSARABIAN CARPET
Ukraine, Last quarter 19th century
The robin egg blue field with stylised floral bouquets and scattered minor motifs around a central circular panel containing a large flowering bouquet, in a pale-grey border of linked roses issuing leafy vine between barber-pole and scrolling acanthus stripes, plain outer golden stripe, repair to one corner, small stains
15ft.4in. x 10ft.8in. (466cm. x 324cm.)
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Please note that this carpet was probably made in the first half of the 20th century.
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