Antique Tehran Carpet, Persia, 1900 — The magnificent beauty of this stunning Tehran Persian carpet captures the imagination. A rich crimson and deep midnight background is nearly obscured by the sheer density of its complex pattern. Flawless symmetry and finely detailed lotus, peony, and lily motifs spill across the surface of this majestic carpet. A magnificent array of medallions, breathtakingly complex and intricate, dominate the piece. Stunning floral motifs and rich natural color bring to mind visions of a lush midnight garden, vines and wild blossoms. The piece’s masterful symmetry begins at the outermost border, metamorphosing into the stunning dark heart of this masterful work. The contrast of the pale medallions against the deep black and rich wine red underscores the stunning intricacy of the piece. The array of multi-colored, beautifully rendered medallions dominate the carpet, recalling the otherworldly beauty of the stars. Masterful detail, stunning symmetry, and elegant intricacy define this majestic piece, truly a striking antique rug.