Antique Persian Sultanabad Carpet by Ziegler 48150
A wonderful example of a Ziegler carpet, this impressive work is characterized by a composition that incorporates traditional Persian design elements in a novel and intriguing manner.
Antique Persian Sultanabad Carpet by Ziegler, Orign: Persia, Circa: Late Nineteenth Century - Here is a truly magnificent antique Oriental rug - an antique Sultanabad carpet that was woven in Persia during the waning years of the nineteenth century. A wonderful example of a Ziegler carpet, this impressive work is characterized by a composition that incorporates traditional Persian design elements in a novel and intriguing manner; indeed, this is a characteristic of many antique Ziegler rugs, which were primarily woven with Western tastes in mind. Beautiful shades of blue and ivory color the floral details that run throughout the border of this antique Sultanabad rug, contrasting brilliantly with the soft peach-rose shade beneath. A series of inner and outer borders appear, framing this large border beautifully. Within the field of this splendid antique Persian rug, there is a great deal to be remarked upon. A line of Persian text appears near the top, while the pattern below is unique: set against a dusty ivory field, a set of hexagonal figures, richly decorated, stand in a symmetrical vertical pattern. Further detail may be found throughout the field, enhancing the sophistication of this impressive example.
A remarkable piece to say the least. This Ziegler carpet has one of the most unusual yet beautiful grey colored field. The large scale open design, the staple of the Ziegler rugs, incorporated a European flare that is not seen all that often. The signature which reads "By the order of A.L. Karajah" is most likely the name of the dealer who commissioned it. While many of the Ziegler rugs were custom ordered based on size (due to the fact that they were a more expensive production), the unusual coloration and European design elements are indicative of a piece that must have also been custom colored & designed. The design make use of the iconic Ziegler palmetts in one of the most unique ways we have ever seen. Needless to say, this piece is both artistic yet decorative all rolled into one.