Classical Isfahan carpets from the 17th century

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d5264625lChristies auction “Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art”, 24 November 2009 in New York includes a dozen Isfahan carpets from the 17th century.

These classical Persian carpets are from the collection of William Andrews Clark (1839-1925), a Senator from Montana who had amassed his fortune in mining, invested his earnings and became a banker, publisher, and politician. At the beginning of the 20th century Clark began filling the massive mansion he had constructed on Fifth Avenue in New York City with European decorative arts and Oriental carpets.

Upon Clark’s death he gifted the European decorative arts and carpets from his New York City home to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, a selection of which is represented in this sale.

Many of these pieces are widely published and are oftentimes referred to in the continuing scholarly discussion about the production, history and importance of 17th century Isfahan carpets.

Location and more information: Christies,  Rockefeller Plaza, New York

Christies auction “Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art”, 24 November 2009 in New York includes a dozen Isfahan carpets from the 17th century.

These classical Persian carpets are from the collection of William Andrews Clark (1839-1925), a Senator from Montana who had amassed his fortune in mining, invested his earnings and became a banker, publisher, and politician. At the beginning of the 20th century Clark began filling the massive mansion he had constructed on Fifth Avenue in New York City with European decorative arts and Oriental carpets.

Upon Clark’s death he gifted the European decorative arts and carpets from his New York City home to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, a selection of which is represented in this sale.

Many of these pieces are widely published and are oftentimes referred to in the continuing scholarly discussion about the production, history and importance of 17th century Isfahan carpets.

Location and more information: Christies,  Rockefeller Plaza, New York



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