Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets at Christies

Category: Auctions

Christies coming auction ‘Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ 31 March 2022 in London includes 72 carpet lots, and among them some very old rugs and carpets. The carpet lots are sold in the second session starting at 2.00 pm. The viewing exhibition is open for the public 26-30 March.

Among the highlights of this auction is an early 17th century silk and metal-thread Safavid ‘Polonaise’ carpet (lot 174), with an estimate of 1.000.000 – 1.500.000 GBP.

Lot 174. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT SAFAVID SILK AND METAL-THREAD ‘POLONAISE’ CARPET, PROBABLY ISFAHAN, CENTRAL PERSIA, EARLY 17TH CENTURY. 197cm. x 141cm. Estimate GBP 1,000,000 – GBP 1,500,000
Lot 197. A DOUBLE-NICHE MEDALLION USHAK RUG, WEST ANATOLIA, LATE 16TH CENTURY. 167cm. x 102cm. Estimate GBP 20,000 – GBP 30,000
Lot 196. A ‘BIRD’ USHAK RUG, SELENDI OR WEST ANATOLIA, EARLY 17TH CENTURY. 189cm. x 131cm. Estimate GBP 10,000 – GBP 15,000
Lot 187. A SOUTH CAUCASIAN ‘DRAGON’ CARPET, PROBABLY KARABAGH REGION, MID-18TH CENTURY. 346cm. x 202cm. Estimate GBP 60,000 – GBP 80,000
Lot 172. A YOMUT MAIN CARPET, WEST TURKMENISTAN, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY. 301cm. x 172cm. Estimate GBP 22,000 – GBP 28,000
Lot 162. A SILK HERIZ CARPET, NORTH WEST PERSIA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY. 396cm. x 273cm. Estimate GBP 25,000 – GBP 30,000
Lot 222. A KASHAN ‘MOHTASHAM’ CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA , CIRCA 1890. 327cm. x 240cm. Estimate GBP 16,000 – GBP 22,000

Christies catalogue can be found online at www.christies.com.

Location and more information: Christies, 8 King Street, London.



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