The Carpet Department at Netherhampton Salerooms in Salisbury, UK, will hold their next special carpet auction ‘ Carpets, Rugs & Textiles’ with Wednesday 5 March 2014. This auction includes 580 carpet and textile lots. The viewing exhibition will be open for the public Monday and Tuesday 3-4 March from 10 am – 5 pm and on the morning of the sale Wednesday 5 March 8.30 am – 10.30 am. The auction itself starts 10.30 am and marks the 10th Anniversary of Netherhampton Salerooms Carpet, Rug and Textile Department.
‘Our star lot is lot 1753 – the flatweave ‘horse’ fragment estimated at £5,000-8,000. Ian Bennett saw it just before Christmas and he was very excited about it, believing that it could be from the Pazyryk period. How sad that he will not now see the outcome of the sale.’ said June Barrett to Jozan Magazine.