Both a design gallery and the home to one of Chicago’s most passionate furniture collectors, The Gilded Terrace beckons visitors to explore their passion for decor, while demonstrating that any lovely item can be used in a ‘livable’ way. The setting is an eclectically decorated apartment within a 1920’s pre-war high-rise. The collection - some of which is available on Apartment Therapy - is a mixed display of Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency, Chinoiserie & Oriental-chic, among various other period styles.
Offered here is a handwoven rug of authentic, Iranian origin. This rare Oriental is in excellent shape for its age given that it is nearly 100 years old. The rug features a fantastical center medallion which is highlighted by the vibrant red wool background and splendid floral borders.
Although the region of Iran is unknown, it is similar to rugs designed and hand knotted in the Heriz, Sarouk, and Mashad regionalistic styles. The exact size of the rug is 9'5" x 12'7".