Fine Authentic Antique Serapi Carpet Rug, Persia, c. 1890
Item # 130311OPP03
This absolutely stunning and highly desirable piece is quite wonderfully preserved throughout. An authentic antique Persian Serapi c. 1890, this large and robust rug is highly complex, boasting an intricate balance of floral and foliate forms in a way that borrows from Heriz rugs. Pinks, cream and steel blue dominate the forms over a mellow red ground, but the sheer number of variated colors in the rug is somewhat staggering when you consider that each color was vegetable dyed by hand and chosen individually to complete this canvas. Many blends of green, blends of pale blue and pale pink, every shade of red, and khaki make up the garden captured by the weaver's hands.
This fine piece was clearly cherished by it's previous line of owners, remaining in outstanding condition throughout. The colors are mellowed delightfully, resulting in a warm blend only years of appropriate exposure can produce. The pile is worn evenly, bringing the sharpness of the geometrical images to the forefront to strike the eye in a wonderful way. This is a collector quality carpet.
Measurements: 154 1/2" long x 126 1/8" wide [12.75 ft x 10.5 ft]
Condition Report: Very fine vibrant and well preserved color throughout. Free of any noteworthy stains or discolorations. Delightful even wear to the pile; foundation visibility here and there throughout, as clearly visible in the photos. Dirty and should eventually be professionally cleaned to bring out the colors more fully. Original fringes. A repair of approximately 4" is visible upon close examination in the border on one side; we show photos of the front and back of the repair, quite well executed. Sturdy and strong throughout, a soft and supple foundation and pile throughout.
Item ID: 130311OPP03
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Period American Furniture, French Furnishings, Fine Nineteenth Century Art and Sculpture
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