#7465 Antique Ladik

#7465 Konya Ladik

This Konya Ladik measures 3’6” X 6’3” (109 x 192 cm). This rug appears to me to be 18th century. The prayer motif takes up the top half of the field. It is a well saturated red containing a nicely drawn tree of life arising out of an eight pointed star. The inner field of the stepped prayer motif is lined with carnations. The arch rises into the spandrels which consist of a well saturated seafoam green containing two ewers, one in aubergine and one in yellow, out of which arise serrated tobacco leafs from which dangle stars ala Christmas tree ornaments. The top of the spandrel is decorated with a modified plane leaf motif. The bottom half of the rug is composed of three tulips facing downwards separated by two trees of life. These seem to be growing out of downward facing niches which contain someone’s idea of a Memling gul. Two areas of the field are separated with a crossbar in wheat color containing meandering flower and vine design. The inner minor border carries on the same motif on a brilliant ivory ground. The main border consists of rectangular cartouches in red, yellow, blue, aubergine, white and brown containing rhomboids which further contain eight pointed stars. I have never seen this border before so I cannot put a name on it. The two minor center borders consist of single lazy S’s and meandering vine motif. The rug is woven with the design. This rug has obviously been on somebody’s wall for many years. Somebody loved this rug and greatly respected it. Including me. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance read more

#7750 Art Deco Chinese Antique Oriental Rug

This beautiful circa 1920 Art Deco Chinese Oriental rug measures 9’1” X 11’6” (277 x 353 cm). It has a dark blue field with two nicely drawn multi colored butterflies to the left and right of a branch containing many colored flowers in red, yellow, and blue from which are hanging grapes or wisteria in a lighter shade of blue. Suspended from this is a ring containing a beautiful parrot in blue, purple, three shades of green and red. The parrot is perched head downward and holds a basket of flowers. All is encompassed with a navy blue border which is almost black. The emptyish bordercontains a motif with urns of flowers on tables, birds, and a shield with a spear and cloud bands. This rug is essentially perfect. It is full pile. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping which includes insurance. read more