14 October 2004
AN ISFAHAN CARPET
CENTRAL PERSIA, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
The shaded wine-red field with a counterposed design of scrolling palmette and flowering vine linking large palmettes with cloudband, in a broad indigo border of scrolling palmette vine around large similar motifs between light blue and apricot angular flowering vine and minor stripes, extensive repiling, selvages rebound, slight loss of outer guard stripe at each end, areas of repair, reduced in length
11ft.10in. x 9ft. (360cm. x 274cm.)
The Bernheimer Family Collection, acquired 9 August 1937 as a "Perser"
Sold in these Rooms, 14th February 1996, lot 86.
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