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Wednesday April 16th 2014

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The re-opening of the MAK Permanent Collection Carpets 8 April
The re-opening of the MAK Permanent Collection Carpets took place 8 April 2014 at 19.00 and was very well attended. A selection of over 30 individual objects presented an impressive display of the MAK’s holdings of high-quality carpets with an emphasis on unique examples of 16th and 17th-century Persian, Ottoman and Mamluk carpets.
Published 11 April 2014

Results from Bonhams spring sale ‘Islamic and Indian Art’
Bonhams ‘Islamic and Indian Art’ 8 April 2014 in London included 490 lots and the total sale was £ 4,5 million. Among the lots were 24 carpet lots and 7 of these were sold. The top lot among the carpet lots was lot 134, an Agra carpet, cira 1890, which achieved a price £24,375 including premium
Published 11 April 2014

Bonhams Period Art & Design including rugs
Bonhams Period Art & Design in San Francisco Sunday 27 April at 10.00 includes 60 Oriental rugs and carpets. Their preview exhibition at San Bruno Avenue is open Friday and Saturday 25-26 April, both days from 10.00 – 17.00.
Published 11 April 2014

55 % of the carpets in Sothebys Islamic Art auction were sold
Sothebys ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ 9 April 2014 in London included 232 lots and the total sale was £ 6,980,175. Among them 34 carpet lots where circa 55 % were sold. A surprise was a 17th century Khorassan carpet fragment which was sold for £ 37,500 compared with it’s estimate of £ 6,000 — 8,000.
Published 11 April 2014

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