Antique Khorassan Persian Rug, circa 1900 -This astonishing antique Oriental rug — a stunning antique Khorassan from Persia, made some time around the turn of the twentieth century — is a truly remarkable rug that epitomizes many of the qualities most sought after by experts and collectors of antique Oriental rugs. An allover pattern of sinuous arabesque vines and palmettes undulates gracefully across the field of this sumptuous antique Khorassan. Small flowers fill the intervening space to produce an almost continuous ornamental surface in soft greens, blues, aubergine, and ivory against a pale sand ground. The chocolate ground border of lotus palmettes provides a delicately contrasting frame for the golden field while preserving its richly detailed texture. This rug — with its genuinely beautiful palette and effortless yet magnificent composition — speaks to the artistry inherent in the finest antique Persian rugs.