Antique Sultanabad Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – This extraordinary antique Sultanabad rug depicts an elegant allover arabesque with grand palmettes and minor supporting elements that are rendered in a combination of low-contrast earth tones. Modeled after traditional Persian motifs, the grand palmettes and intricate vine scrolls featured in this distinguished carpet display clear European influences that enhance the patrician presence of this stately piece. The well-composed field depicts an organized allover arabesque with columns of rosettes and intersecting vinescrolls. Multiple sets of minor guardbands support the main borders, which feature elaborate vinescrolls that are set over a chic papyrus-colored background. The sumptuous combination of beautifully varied earth tones produces an elegant allover arabesque that is timeless and uniquely suited for flattering traditional decor.