Offered by: Doris Leslie Blau
306 E 61st St New York City, NY 10065 , United States Call Seller 212.586.5511


Antique Persian Mohtashem Kashan Orange, Black and Light Blue Wool Rug

$ 50,000
  • Description
    This mesmerizing Persian rug unveils before us one of the most venerable and glorious faces of Persian rug craftsmanship. It was created in the workshop of the great Ustadan Mohtashem, a master weaver who has manufactured some of the finest and awe-inspiring pieces in history. Its design is so intricate and well-executed that it literally has the power to take one’s breath away.

    The central opulent medallion is surrounded by meandering vines which mingle with a medley of exquisitely composed flowers, palmettes and leaves creating a majestic cadence throughout this tantalizing composition. The series of borders are equally as compelling, with the masterful color shifts among the complementary tones. The main field is enclosed within a cartouche made up of four vases, one in each corner, that allow a smooth transition from the center to edges of the graceful antique carpet. In terms of the color palette, this timeless beauty is practically unmatchable.

    The central invigorating pale brick shade is subtly repeated in smaller details; deep tones of navy blue are softened by ivory and beige, whereas the angelic indigo completes the set of colors, adding to the kashan Persian rug a jewel-like appeal. Needless to say, this pure excellence was carefully hand-knotted of the finest wool in accordance with old and refined weaving techniques which makes its pile luminous and creamy soft. Due to such thorough making, this antique rug has survived for over a century without any signs of blemish and will undoubtedly serve its owners for many years to come. It is an option for connoisseurs of ultimate elegance and truly timeless beauty.
  • More Information
    Period: 1900-1919
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1900
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: BB6834
    Incollect Reference #: 534709
  • Dimensions
    W. 100 in; H. 139 in;
    W. 254 cm; H. 353.06 cm;
Message from Seller:

Founded in 1965, Doris Leslie Blau’s rug emporium is the stuff of design legends. For decades it was known as the go-to source for those seeking the best in the unusual antique and avant-garde. Now owned by Nader Bolour, to whom Doris turned over the business, the gallery has not only continued the tradition of carrying the best of antique and vintage pieces, but has also forged ahead to create unique and innovative contemporary and custom rugs as well.

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