Rug auction price database

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Jozan Magazine includes a large database of rug auction results. The database has been created over the last year and includes more than 400 entries. The results have been selelected among rug and carpet auctions held by auctioneers who have included descriptions and conditions for the lots in their auctions. Most results are from recent years.

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Eagle Group II
Austria Auction Company ‘Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XXXII 18 March 2023. Lot 136. Eagle Group II Main Carpet, 255 x 187 cm (8′ 4″ x 6′ 2″). Turkmenistan, mid 19th century. Condition: good, low pile in places, scattered small repairs, both ends slightly incomplete. Estimate: € 15.000 – 20.000. Sold € 32.500
Serapi Carpet
Skinner Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets online 21-29 October 2020. Lot 1048. Serapi Carpet, northwestern Iran, c. 1890, 10 ft. x 9 ft. 4 in. Good condition: excellent color, drawing, weave, design, and wool quality; evenly low pile, re-selvedged, upper minor end border re-woven, lower minor end border re-woven. Estimate $8,000-10,000. Sold for $37,500.
The Clark ‘sickle-leaf,’ carpet
Sothebys ‘Important Carpets from The Collection of William A. Clark’ 5 June 2013. Lot 12. The Clark ‘sickle-leaf,’ vine scroll and palmette carpet, probably Kirman, Southeast Persia, 17th century. Size approximately 8ft. 9in. by 6ft. 5in. (2.67 by 1.96m.). Pile generally good, dense, ranging from near original 1/10 inch closely shorn to low to knotheads and spot foundation (particularly across center of carpet). Dark browns oxidized to knotheads and spot foundation. Some scattered repiling to dark browns and to rose red field; not extensive. Some of deep red ground also oxidized down to knotheads and spot foundation. Scattered moth damage (mostly along ends); not extensive. A 1-1/2 inch by 1 inch reweave in upper center edge. Upper right corner with a 1 inch by 1 inch reweave. Repiled hole in upper left corner. A 1 inch by 1 inch reweave on left edge. A small, 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch repaired hole in field. Sides with remnants of rose red outer guard stripe, now with warp cords partially secured by later overcasting. Ends with losses into light blue guard stripes and with remnants of rose red and dark brown outer guard stripes. Old linen hanging sleeve sewn to reverse of bottom edge, upper edge with velcro strip sewn on reverse. Sound fabric, flexible handle, dense, robust weave, good saturated color. Estimate $5,000,000 – 7,000,000. Sold 33.765.000 USD
EAGLE GÜL GROUP II MAIN CARPET
Christies ‘Oriental Rugs & Carpets’ 8 April 2014. Lot 96. AN EAGLE GÜL GROUP II MAIN CARPET, WEST TURKMENISTAN, CIRCA 1800. 9ft.11in. x 6ft. (300cm. x 182cm.) Some light localised wear but mostly full pile throughout, a few small repairs, overall very good condition. Estimate GBP 15,000 – GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 18,750
Rippon Boswell Major Autumn Auction 25 November 2023. Lot 132. Yomut Multi-gul Main Carpet, Central Asia, South West Turkestan 292 x 160 cm. 18th or early 19th century. Very good condition. Estimate 60,000 – 75,000 EUR. Sold for 150.000 EUR.
Rippon Boswell Major Autumn Auction 25 November 2023. Lot 132. Yomut Multi-gul Main Carpet, Central Asia, South West Turkestan 292 x 160 cm. 18th or early 19th century. Very good condition. Estimate 60,000 – 75,000 EUR. Sold for 150.000 EUR.
Bakshaish Carpet
Lot 36 Grogan & Company Fine Rugs and Textiles 29 January 2023. Bakshaish Carpet, Persia, Ca. 1875. 8 ft. 8 in. x 7 ft. 6 in. Condition Rewoven end border; visible wear. Estimate: $5,000 – $10,000. Sold $14,300

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