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

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One-of-a-kind Oversized Vintage Spanish Rug (Size Adjusted)

$ 120,000
  • Description
    One of the most formal Spanish rugs in the collection, this example has a lovely dark gray field beneath a trellis of architectural vinery in gold and red within a narrow gold vinery border.During the Islamic occupation of the eleventh century, Medieval Spain was the first European country to make knotted pile extra large area rugs. The Hispano-Moresque society was a tremendously cultured civilization with diverse populations: Muslim Arab, Jewish, Christian and Berber, all intermingling for many centuries. In addition, other prevailing design influences came from Persia, Italy, and France. Along with tapestries, cushions, bed sets and chests, oriental style were indispensable to the nomadic life of the Spanish nobility. In the fifteenth century, geometrically patterned Spanish antique rugs nyc and carpets from Alcaraz were embellished with figural panels and emblazoned with armorials of the noble patrons who commissioned them. Throughout the Renaissance, Spanish carpet and rug making closely followed the prevailing trends of European fashion by incorporating bold wreath and trellis-work designs.
  • More Information
    Period: 1950-1979
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1956
    Styles / Movements: Modern
    Dealer Reference #: BB4831
    Incollect Reference #: 533507
  • Dimensions
    W. 181 in; H. 378 in;
    W. 459.74 cm; H. 960.12 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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