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silla was born out of a passion for beautiful objects: special pieces with aesthetic and historical significance. In 2009, after years of collecting, Andrew Silla and his wife Grace began to work privately with clients from their residence in Southern Maryland. Quickly outgrowing the space, the business was moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania in 2012 and after several warehouse location changes it was firmly settled in the present brick-and-mortar location in downtown Shippensburg.

The 9000 square foot brick-and-mortar gallery is home to a large collection of works of art and estate jewelry. We specialize in sculpture circa 1860 through 1930 with a particular emphasis on the Animaliers and as such the gallery always has a very large collection of exceptional European and American sculpture available on display.

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A Fine Antique Fereghan Sarouk "Storks" Rug | 19th century


Price $11,500.00
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Circa late 19th century | with 8 storks surrounding the central medallion
Item # 306LVD21A 

A brilliant and incredibly complex tightly-woven Fereghan Sarouk antique carpet of room-size proportions, this extraordinary rug features four pairs of storks at each corner of the central medallion. A highly pictorial carpet, it features vivid floral representations of sprawling gardens flowing symmetrically around the nine-point motif emanating out from a central rosette, the eight vines in stretching out from the coral center to raise the outer edges of the medallion. The palette is beautifully nuanced with a full spectrum of rich color represented in the diverse collection of imagery. Instead of a singular red dye in the primary ground and other motifs, it includes hues of rust, brick red, coral, pink and light pink. Similarly in the spandrels and in hints of elements throughout, the colors range from light blue to teal to pale green. Note the incredibly intricate borders, each with tightly detailed edging - even the minor borders are fully realized.

An incredibly compelling find for the collector of fine rugs.

Measurements: 103" W x 138 1/2" L

Condition Report: Low pile throughout with minor visibility of the underlying structure. Some discoloration and minor staining, more observed in the brighter grounds (for example, in a few spots around the central motif in the ivory ground) - as is the case with all of our carpets, the present rug is in estate-found condition and has not been professionally cleaned. Flexible and pliable structure. A very fine presentation.