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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4060

ANTIQUE PERSIAN BAKSHAISH RUG. 12 ft x 9 ft 1 in (3.66 m x 2.77 m).

Estimate: $40,000 - $50,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $100
$1,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Property of a New York collector

ANTIQUE PERSIAN BAKSHAISH RUG. 12 ft x 9 ft 1 in (3.66 m x 2.77 m).

Breathtaking Tree Of Life Design Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1880 – Whether you have an urban modern decor penthouse, a Mediterranean inspired interior design home, or even if your style leans towers the eclectic interiors, this beautiful antique Tree of Life design area rug will be the centerpiece of an inspired design. This magnificent piece was created in the 1880’s during a time when the industry of Persian rugs was undergoing a revival. During that time master weavers created some of the most beautiful designs in the world, many of which still hold an important place among collectors and designers who want to create a design that is inspired by hundreds of years of artistic tradition.

The design of this antique rug is a unique rendition of a traditional Tree of Life design. The antique tree of life design area rugs represent the abundance of life on earth and reference the creation story that is common to many traditional cultures around the world. On the edges of the antique Persian Bakshaish rug, you will find the boteh, or what we know now as a forerunner of the paisley design. In traditional cultures, this symbol represented eternal life or the seed of life.

The artist of this piece referenced this traditional theme in a way that is geometric and shows an exceptional level of artistic talent. The colors of the rug reflect those of the earth, sky, and the abundance of the summer garden. In this way, the Bakshaish rug brings an element of nature to the indoor space. This Bakshaish, woven in the same general geographic area as the iconic antique Persian Heriz Serapi rugs, has a delicate design that adds interest anywhere you look.

This is a gorgeous antique rug for the collector who wants something a little different from the typical Persian rug design that you often find on the market. This would make a beautiful piece in any setting that features traditional furniture with carved wood legs and arms, tufted upholstery, and other fine antiques throughout the room. You could also use it to add a traditional element to a contemporary space. Regardless of your style, this is a beautiful piece that will add elegance and sophistication to any room of your home or traditional office decor.

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This lot is in good condition. The pile is low and even. Minor losses to the ends and secured. The two sides are secured. Small scattered areas of re-piling. Area od 1" x 10" repair that is well-done. Minor scattered tinted areas. This lot is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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