12 October 2000
A SULTANABAD CARPET
WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1880
The shaded light blue field scattered with minor motifs including cartouche panels and palmettes issuing angular vine and floral sprays around a central pale yellow stepped medallion issuing bold palmettes and cartouches enclosing a rosette centrepiece of similar design, in a pale cream border of palmettes divided by rosettes and serrated leaves issuing angular floral meander between reciprocal skittle-pattern and floral meander stripes, slight loss at each end, areas of wear
9ft.7in. x 7ft.3in. (291cm. x 221cm.)
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