Sultanabad, 9ft 4in x 13ft 9in, 3rd Quarter, 19th Century. One of the most astonishing oriental carpets in the Hudson River Valley collection is this extraordinarily innovative antique Sultanabad. An artfully chosen, naturally dyed, golden wheat tone provides a glowing backdrop for its field populated by asymmetrically placed, continually changing blossom and vinery motifs. The traditional Persian border format is abandoned, as the two secondary borders bear no resemblance in design or size.
A highly-stylized late 19th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, the red and brown striated field with scrolling vinery and palmettes overall issuing from a central vine that stems from a lower ivory section with floral motifs and enlarged serrated leaves within a red inscription cartouche border. Watch full size video of A Persian Tabriz carpet, Circa 1880, ID BB4217 - Video