Magnificent Large Shabby Chic Antique 17th Century Persian Isfahan Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 17th Century – This magnificent classical antique rug, a type generally attributed to Isfahan under the Safavid Shahs, displays the distinctive vase design pattern with palmettes, tendrils and cloud bands. The beauty of this piece may have inspired thousands of antique Persian carpets during the great weaving revival of the nineteenth century.
Here it appears in its original form, rendered with incomparably delicate drawing and rich yet soft color. The graceful and calligraphic border of arabesque vine scrolls frames and echoes the gentle rhythms of the sumptuous field in this magnificent wide hallway gallery size rug, a magnificent antique 17th century rug from the Persian city of Isfahan.
This 17th century Persian Isfahan rug is a special and an anciently beautiful work of textile art that will add sophisticated charm to any setting. This breathtaking 17th century Persian Isfahan rug is gracefully long, impressively elegant and embellished with a detailed floral rug design that creates an illustration of mysterious and pensive opulence. The old weathered and shabby chic texture ads so much interest and intrigue to the overall artistic impact. The ghostly subtle designs and patterns provide a misty sheath that reveals just enough of the design beneath. This create a mysterious effect that is both beautiful and thought-provoking. As though the colors and designs are peeking out at us from beyond the clouds, just to draw us in enough and give a hint of its true beauty.
The overall impression of this Oriental rug’s unique design is absorbingly majestic, not unlike something that might come from the very floors of a royal dwelling. Time may age this 17th century Persian Isfahan rug, like most things, but it also has the astounding effect of adding layers to its elegance. Without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful and collectible rugs. Though it was woven hundreds of years ago, it is beautiful today as it was when it first came off the loom. Not only is it a breathtaking decorative rug that is sure to enhance any interior design, it is also a truly phenomenal historical artifact as well.