Sultanabad Rugs

Guide to Antique Sultanabad Rugs and Carpets

Sultanabad is the old name for the city of Arak. In terms of classification Sultanabad carpets tend to be a low quality Sarouk type rug. This has nothing to do with their desirability in the marketplace. For instance on April 7, 1999 at Sotheby's New York a Sultanabad carpet, estimated at 80,000—120,000 USD reached a hammer price with buyer's premium of $205,134.00 USD.

Examples:

Sultanabad Carpet, circa 1890
Sultanabad Carpet, circa 1890
Origin: Central Persia, circa 1890

Measurements: 17ft. by 12ft. 1in. (519 by 368cm.)



A Sultanabad Carpet, Central Persia
A Sultanabad Carpet, Central Persia
Size: approximately 13ft. 9in. by 11ft. 4in. (4.19 by 3.45m.)

Date of Object: circa 1890



Sultanabad Carpet, circa 1900
Sultanabad Carpet, circa 1900
Origin: Central Persia, circa 1900

Measurements: 13ft. 8in. by 10ft. 7in. (417 by 323cm.)



Sultanabad Carpet, Late 19th Century
Sultanabad Carpet, Late 19th Century
Origin: Central Persia, late 19th century

Measurements: 13ft. 5in. by 10ft. 1in. (410 by 308cm.)



Sultanabad Carpet, Late 19th Century
Sultanabad Carpet, Late 19th Century
Origin: Central Persia, late 19th century

Size: approximately 19ft. 2in. by 13ft. 4in. (5.84 by 4.06m.)

Condition Note: Reselvaged, slits, repaired slits, hole.



A Sultanabad carpet, West Persia, late 19th century
A Sultanabad carpet, West Persia, late 19th century
Measurements: 12ft. 2in. by 8ft. 9in. (370 by 266cm.)



Sultanabad Carpet, West Persia, last quarter 19th century
Sultanabad Carpet, West Persia, last quarter 19th century
Size: 12ft. 2in. x 9ft. 10in.

Condition: Areas of wear, holes, patch, end fraying.



The Safra Sultanabad Carpet, Circa 1880
The Safra Sultanabad Carpet, Circa 1880
Origin: Central Persia, circa 1880

Measurements: approximately 10ft. 3in. by 8ft. 9in. (3.12 by 2.67m.)



A Sultanabad Carpet, Central Persia
A Sultanabad Carpet, Central Persia
Measurements: approximately 10ft. 1in. by 7ft. 1in. (3.07 by 2.16m.)

Date: circa 1880



Sultanabad Carpet, circa 1900
Sultanabad Carpet, circa 1900
Origin: Central Persia, circa 1900

Size: approximately 13ft. 4in. by 10ft. (4.06 by 3.05m.)

Condition: Original macramé end finishes, minor foldwear.



Floral Spray Sultanabad Rug
Floral Spray Sultanabad Rug
Origin: Persia, early 20th century

Size: 12.03 x 19.09 ft.

Description: Sinous sprays of fine flowered vines reminiscent of Sarouk carpets sway gracefully across the warm terracotta ground of this unusually graceful Sultanabad. The deep blue ground of the border helps to accent the stronger, bolder forms that it uses, providing an effective contrast to the color and graphics of the field.



Square Sultanabad Rug
Square Sultanabad Rug
Origin: Persia, late nineteenth century

Size: 11.00 x 11.00 ft.

Description: The classic vinescroll palmette pattern on this luxuriant antique Sultanabad is unusually dynamic and animated. The forms seem to jut and sprout across the surface with a vitality redolent of real life. They also seem to glow in contrast to the deep blue ground. The red-ground border offers a clear framing element with soft yet effective contrast to the field.

Square Sultanabad Rug from Nazmiyal

Square Sultanabad Rug from Nazmiyal
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