Vintage Persian Sultanabad BB4642 12'2" × 18'0" $55,000
A late 19th century antique Persian Sultanabad rug, the abrashed blue and slate field with an allover stylized trellis of palmettes and linked floral motifs in shades of blue, beige, and brown within a light brown angular vinery and flower head border.
Sultanabad rug design
Sultanabads are similar in design to Heriz and Serapi antique rugs which is reflected in their magnificent graphic character. Yet within this similarity, the line work of the Sultanabads are always less curvilinear and classical than the Heriz and Serapis. As with many other Persian rugs, Sultanabads feature all-over designs of palmettes and vinescrolls, but they use a larger, more supple weave, and the designs in a Sultanabad tend to be larger as well. Antique Sultanabad rugs are still regarded as the most appealing to European and American tastes. To this day, the term Sultanabad or Ziegler rug denotes an outstanding antique Mahal rug or carpet from the late nineteenth century.
Vintage Persian Sultanabad BB4642