Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Persia, c. 1930’s – Here is an exciting and unique antique Oriental rug – an antique Sultanabad carpet, woven in Persia during the first half of the twentieth century. Characterized by a deep patina as well as a composition of oversized floral detail work, this alluring carpet possesses a unique and compelling quality. The borders set the tone for the piece remarkably well; a series of inner and outer borders, rendered in the gold and brown tones that color the entire composition, feature intriguing detail work. The primary border specifically is resplendent with a series of oversized floral detail elements, arranged one after the other throughout the perimeter. A similar idea is explored within the field. Colored a deep brown that has aged beautifully, the field is awash with large, almost tribal floral elements. These large blooms are drawn in an intriguing manner, neither overly detailed nor overly simplistic. These outsized floral elements complement the patina of the carpet, which is an excellent and alluring example.