55 % of the carpets in Sothebys Islamic Art auction were sold

Category: Auctions

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.

The top lots among the carpet lots, a mid 19th century silk Yarkand carpet, lot 214, achieved £ 56,250 including buyers premium and a Bakshaish rug, lot 210, achieved £ 52,500. 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.

DETAIL OF A KHORASSAN CARPET FRAGMENT, NORTHEAST PERSIA, approximately 222 by 92cm; 17th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. LOT SOLD 37,500 GBP
DETAIL OF A SILK YARKAND CARPET, EAST TURKESTAN, approximately 427 by 210cm; mid 19th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. LOT SOLD 56,250 GBP
DETAIL OF A BAKSHAISH RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA, approximately 224 by 178cm; circa 1800. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. LOT SOLD 52,500 GBP

The results list can be downloaded from Sothebys website.

Location and more information: Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London

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