Lot 5073

Antique Silk and Wool Tehran Rug 15 ft 6 in x 10 ft 6 in (4.72 m x 3.2 m)

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Bid Increments

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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
Antique Silk and Wool Tehran Rug, Persia, Circa: 1920

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Magnificent beauty and intricate artistry are apparent throughout this magnificent antique rug. Woven by hand in Tehran, a renowned capital of Persian rug production, this extraordinary piece boasts flawless symmetry, soft geometry, stunning intricacy, and beautiful, sophisticated hues. A series of increasingly intricate borders frame the piece, each patterned with unique, lovely designs of blossoms and vines rendered in rich earthy hues. These delicate borders frame a magnificent crimson background bearing an astonishingly detailed design dominated by peony motifs, once widely considered a symbol of power. Rendered in soft blues, rich creams, sophisticated yellows and striking crimson, the motif provide a striking contrast to the cool, rich heart of the piece, a serene blue background patterned with ethereal depictions of peonies, vines, and lotuses, interlocked in a stunning pattern of such complexity and beauty that the artistry momentarily overshadows the stunning geometry. This beautiful piece bears the soft wildness of a placid pond while adhering to the strict symmetrical genius. Sophisticated and a pinnacle of the form, this stunning silk and wool rug is a work of art an is sure to make a strikingly beautiful artistic statement.


Lot # 5073 is in very good condition. The pile is full and even. Antique washed condition. The ends are complete and secured. The sides are secured and complete. There is no dryness in the foundation. This rug is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at auction@nazmiyal.com or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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