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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4085

ANTIQUE POLONAISE DESIGN INDIAN RUG. 16 ft x 7 ft 10 in (4.88 m x 2.39 m).

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

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$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
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ANTIQUE POLONAISE DESIGN INDIAN RUG. 16 ft x 7 ft 10 in (4.88 m x 2.39 m).

Beautiful Large Antique Polonaise Design Indian Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: India, Circa Date: 1920 – The icon antique Persian Polonaise rugs were predominantly woven for the Polish aristocracy of the 16th and 17th century. The word “Polonaise” also refers to a style of dress fashion that was popular in the 1770’s and 1780’s. The word refers to a way of bunching the outer skirt of the dress in a way that resembles curtain swags. This allowed ladies to show off the underskirts with a draped effect. This unique fashion trend developed into an artistic style that made its way into many other pieces of artwork, including the Persian rugs.

This design gives the antique rug a formal feel with high contrast colors that accentuate the design in a similar way to the fashion that inspired it did so many years earlier. The formal character of this rug from India makes it perfect for a traditional room or a modern Grand Millennial room that accentuates traditional design only with bold, modern elements. This Indian rug would be perfect for an entranceway that features a grand staircase or a cozy antique fireplace.

Shades of red and pink are popular interior design colors this year. This rug has a unique combination of neutral grays and earthy browns combined with delicate pinks and roses for a piece that is perfect for a modern color palette. You can see many elements of Persian influence in the motifs, which is a characteristic found in many Indian carpets. Antique Indian carpets were heavily influenced by Persian designs, only through the years, they gave them a unique character that makes them stand out from Persian carpets.

Polonaise carpets have a unique character the blends Persian and continental rug elements. They are a gorgeous addition to traditional and contemporary decor. This one would be perfectly paired with a neutral gray or brown couch. The remarkably contemporary rug colors and the elegantly rendered delicate design make it the perfect rug for a range of styles.

This Polonaise design antique area rug will make a grand statement in any area of the home where you choose to display it. This antique Indian Polonaise design area rug is one of those rare pieces where color and design come together to create a magnificent piece of artwork that will complement a range of classic and contemporary spaces.

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This lot is in good to very good condition. The pile is generally full and even with areas of minor wear in the fields. The two ends and two sides are secured. There is no dryness in the foundation. 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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