A Magnificent Ivory Background Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Antique Persian Sultanabad carpets are known for their elegance and charm. This magnificent one with an ivory background was produced during the late 19th century at a time when the Persian carpet industry was undergoing a revival. This antique Oriental carpet has an all-over pattern that is designed to give it the appearance of expansiveness in the room.
Antique rugs, such as this one, were designed to make the space appear larger. This rug achieves this through the use of a bright background in the border and a lighter one in the center. The design in the field of the carpet does not resolve on the edges, which gives the impression that it continues beyond the borders. This glimpse that the artist gave of the larger design is carried out with layers of larger and progressively smaller motifs. The larger motifs define the structure, while the smaller motifs provide fascinating detail.
This antique Persian carpet uses a simple color palette of red, blue, tan, and ivory. This adds to the feeling of structure and consistency throughout the design. The placement of the design elements and balanced use of color give the Sultanabad carpet, an elegant, formal feel that would easily complement any formal setting. The gracefully sweeping leaves and vines lend a sophisticated air to the room.
This antique Persian Sultanabad rug would make a wonderful addition to a traditional room with antique furniture and formal accents. The bright, red border adds a splash of color that is just enough to create an emphasis, but not enough to overpower the other features of the interior design. This is a stately piece that makes the perfect addition to transform the room and give it the perfect, elegant touch.