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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4018

LARGE ANTIQUE TURKISH OUSHAK RUG. 16 ft 8 in x 10 ft 7 in (5.08 m x 3.23 m)

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

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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
Property of an Italian dealer

LARGE ANTIQUE TURKISH OUSHAK RUG. 16 ft 8 in x 10 ft 7 in (5.08 m x 3.23 m). Circa date: 1900.

A beautiful reflecting pool graces the field of this formal antique Turkish rug from Turkey which was woven around the turn of the 20th century. This magnificent antique rug stems from a time that was embodied by grand palaces and public spaces. Many times, visitors would be greeted by formal reflecting pools surrounded by intricate geometric tile work. These formal pools were meant to connect the person to the sublime. This antique Turkish Oushak rug captures the essence of one of these formal and brings it inside.

This beautiful large size rug is based on an open field central medallion design with formal corners and a formal main border. This tribal antique carpet utilizes geometric shapes in a similar manner as can be found throughout miniature paintings and the architecture of the period. The use of colors is quite simple, which serves to emphasize the geometric design shapes and draw the eye to the center of the Oushak carpet.

One of the more fascinating features of the antique Turkish rug is the use of abrash rug color shading throughout the blue field. It is done in such a way as to make the field of the large light blue / sea foam green colored Oushak rug appear to be gently rippling water. It mimics the way light dances off of a calm reflecting pool on a sunny day. It invites one to sit along the side and let their thoughts drift away.

This is a unique rug design pattern and allows you to bring an element of the outdoors to an indoor space. It would make a beautiful addition to a room that reflects a garden-like setting. The geometric shapes within this beautiful Oushak rug add a sense of formality in the water adds serenity and calm to the space. This antique Turkish Oushak rug creates the perfect place for reflection.

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This lot is in good condition. Areas of high and low pile. Scattered areas of re-piling in the field. Both ends are complete and secured. Both sides are complete and secured. There is no dryness in the foundation. This rug 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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