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Sun, Sep 18, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 6091

Antique Marbediah Israeli Carpet 11 ft 3 in x 8 ft 5 in (3.43 m x 2.57 m)

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000

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Artistic Foo Dog Design Antique Room Size Israeli Marbediah Carpet, Country Of Origin: Israel, Circa 1920’s

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Inspired by mosaics and featuring an attractive and fauna-rich design, this 1920s Marbediah carpet takes pride in its uniqueness. Vines laden with grapes dance around figures of camelid animals, the twisting tendrils acting as a border throughout the piece. The Chinese Foo Dogs stand face to face at regular intervals, with an air of regal grace surrounding their figures. Pale butter cream tones are separated from vivid shades of rouge and rosewood, with the vines adding an earthy touch of attractive sage green. Among the repeating patterns are additional pairs of animals, standing in contrast to the two lion-like figures that act as the focal centerpieces of this antique rug.

The antique area carpets from Israel (especially the signed ones) are quite collectible and rare – they simply did not make many and made even less in larger sizes. This specific room size Israeli Marbediah area rug is a breathtakingly artistic carpet that is quite transitional in its look and overall feel. That is why it is so versatile and could be incorporated, with relative ease, into a wide range of different home decor and varying interior design styles or approaches.

Rugs that are this unique are quite in their artistic approach are quite rare to find. That is why it is especially exciting when we are able to come across something as magnificent as this antique Israeli Marbediah rug. Not only is this piece beautiful to look at and live with, it is also in good condition, so it should be able to withstand and take daily traffic and regular home use with absolutely no problem. It is hands down, one of the most interesting and magnificent antique Israeli rugs one could hope to find.


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