Carpets at Sotheby’s ‘Arts of the Islamic World’

Category: Auctions

Sotheby’s auction ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ including 302 lots in two sessions will take place 24 April 2013 in London. This auction includes 32 antique rugs, carpets and textiles, which will be sold in session 2 starting at 2.00 pm.

The most expensive carpet on sale at this auction is a  late 17th or early 18th century Persian Safavid ‘vase’ carpet 357×302 cm with an estimate of 50,000 – 60,000 GBP. Another very old and very large Anatolian Oushak carpet, 750×378 cm, has an estimate of 7,000 – 10,000 GPB.

Lot 285, an Anatolian Oushak carpet, approximately 750 by 378cm; 24ft. 8in., 12ft. 5in. First half 17th century. Estimate 7,000 – 10,000 GBP
Lot 301, a Safavid ‘vase’ carpet Southeast Persia. Approximately 357 by 302cm; 11ft. 8in., 9ft. 11in. Late17th/early 18th century. Estimate 50,000 – 60,000 GBP

Sotheby’s auction is a part of an ‘Islamic art week’ in London which also includes several sales at Christie’s, for example Christie’s Oriental Rugs & Carpets 23 April and The London Antique Rug & Textile Fair 18-21 April.

Sotheby’s catalogue for ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ is online their website.

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


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