Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB7267 9'9" × 11'10" $40,000
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz carpet, the three sand-colored linked medallions containing stellar medallions and with reciprocal framing floral bands overall of midnight, beige and sand punctuated by cusped quarter and half midnight medallions, within a leafy palmette border.
Quotes from owner Nader Bolour taken from the blog of CJ Dellatore:
“Searching for an antique rug is where the design process begins for most. They are the soul of a room, all the other elements of a well-appointed space are there to celebrate it.”
“While many Tabriz rugs have central medallions with symmetrical designs – and typical coloration based in reds and blues, this rug is woven quite differently. It’s a true work of art. The muted rose background, and range of colors, coupled with the asymmetry of the gardens, borders, poems and prayers amalgamated within make it a remarkable specimen. It’s subtle, and exceptionally sophisticated.”
“When I consider making a purchase of an blue Persian rug such as this, I envision a designer who will respond to it. I’ve learned over the years that provenance is far less important than aesthetics – and the visceral reaction a designer has to the color, abrash, motifs, and subtle nuances in the overall design.”
Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet BB7267