Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This absolutely incredible antique Oriental rug — an antique Sultanabad that was made originally in Persia during the latter years of the nineteenth century — is a truly stunning piece that speaks to the proud tradition of grand design so famous in the world of antique Persian rugs. Antique Sultanabads like this are famed for their graphic, large-scale rendering of classical Persian designs. Here two oval medallions spew forth sweeping leafy vines, surrounded further by arabesque corner pieces. A bold palmette border with sickle-shaped leaves encloses the field with appropriate monumentality. The coloration of the carpet, however, is exceptional among Sultanabads, recalling as it does the much softer palette of Oushak Turkish carpets. This is a genuinely sensational rug that will bring unparalleled beauty and sophistication to any home.