Dilmaghani is just starting to offer a few of our beautiful Collection Rugs for sale. They are all Persian, Antique and Semi-Antique, collectable one-of-a-kind pieces.
Our founder began the family collection soon after he arrived in New York City in the 1920’s. This is a unique opportunity to invest in extraordinary works of art. Here are a few examples:
8 x 12 Persian Tabriz Medallion Rug
Medallion Tabriz, Red field, Dark Blue border. Size: 8'4" x 11'10". Origin: Persia (Iran). Approx Age: 90-100 yrs.
A striking medallion design with detailed and ornate floral designs on a rich red field. The dark blue border, flanked by light blue guards echoes the rich floral pattern of the medallion. Light blue corners feature subtle dragon mouth tips. The strength of color in this fine carpet is offset by the subtlety and intricacy of the floral patterns.
8 x 12 Persian Tabriz Pictorial Rug
Fine Semi-Antique Tabriz, Multi-Color. Size: 8'1" x 11'9". Origin: Iran. Weaver: Tabatabaie. Age: 50 yrs (1960’s).
A very lovely and unique pictorial “village scene” carpet depicting many aspects of everyday village and agrarian life. Border cameos reflect similar lifestyle scenes.
4 x 6 Caucasian Panel Design Rug
Antique Chi Chi (Cabistan), Dark Blue ground, Ivory border. Size: 3'7" x 5'6". Origin: Caucasus. Age: 100+ yrs.
Very unique 12 panel geometric design on a dark blue ground surrounded by ivory border.
The largest rug in our collection, also believed to be one of the largest, if not the largest, antique rug/carpet in the United States. A masterful feat to have crafted a rug of such quality and beauty over 100 years ago. Carpets of this length and width, even today, are extraordinarily rare and hard to come by. Measuring approximately 826.5 square feet, averaging approximately 225 knots per square inch, an approximated 26,000,000 +/- hand tied knots comprise the pile to this tremendous rug.
Deep, rich wine red field with golden accents throughout, the pile exhibiting a magnificent patina. Colossal size medallion with large lanterns on a grand open field; border consisting of large palmettes finished in a highly coveted, laleh abbasi reciprocating border. Ends and sides completely original and intact. A highly unusual example in condition, age, size, type and quality.
The rug is in near-perfect unused condition, with no loss to ends or sides. Two very small repairs may be found, measuring less in size than 2 square feet total. Perhaps attributable to transportation of this massive Palace carpet.
Contact us for more information about this rug. 914.472.1700
Antique and semi-antique Chinese rugs ranging from the very late 1890’s through 1920’s, 30’s and early 40’s. Rugs in the gallery below are a representation of small area rug sizes available in 2′ x 3′, 2′ x 4′, 2′ x 5′, 3′ x 5′ & 3′ x 6′.
Historical Chinese Influence: One of the most notable eras in carpet making is the Safavid dynasty reigning 1501 – 1722 AD.
As one of the most renown periods in carpet weaving, many are surprised to discover Chinese teaching and influence had a monumental affect before and during this historical period, including Persian rug weaving for centuries to come.
Prior to and into the early Safavid dynasty, artisans from China were brought to Persia in efforts to further the understanding of rug making. Use of curvilinear motif excelled during this time, which historians suggest are largely attributed to Chinese teachings, as well as inclusion & adaptation of motifs from ancient Chinese culture. The Safavid period in turn rendered among the most magnificent masterpieces of Oriental rugs known to humankind. Examples of Chinese influence in Safavid rugs may clearly be seen in milestone pieces such as the historic Twin Ardabil carpets. Ancient cloud band motifs represented within these and other adaptations from Chinese influence may be found in fine carpets from the Safavid period.
Antique Chinese Rugs: Considering the authenticity and historical aspect of these small antique rugs above is quite a exciting. In conjunction with China’s deeply rooted history and influence in rug weaving, another aspect to consider is the time in which these rugs were woven. Many of the antique Chinese rugs in the gallery above were woven pre-Nichols art deco carpet production and export.
One could suggest the antique Chinese rugs above are the original predecessors and catalyst behind and during, art deco movement. These Antique Chinese rugs are also noteworthy as they are conceivably the first ever genre of rug to be attributed to an international design movement. These pieces are original and genuine examples from a historic era which spread throughout the world. The design movement assimilated many historical motifs and symbols from Buddhist and Taoist religions, and the Chinese influence on Safavid weaving.
Antique Chinese rugs continue to gain appreciation and collector appeal as they cater to two main communities: rug enthusiasts and deco collectors. Smaller sizes are very special, as they are often not easy to find in acceptable collectible condition. Small antique Chinese rugs are also easily mounted for use as a wall display providing excellent and unique decorative value. Designs are simplistic, expressive, charming and in many cases, powerful.