Grogan “Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets” 20 January 2013

Category: Auctions

Grogan & Company has announced they will be conducting an auction of Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets at their Dedham Gallery on Sunday, 20 January at 12 noon. In anticipation of the January sale, Grogan has assembled a selection of more than 250 carpets from prominent collections around the globe.

“I have been pleased with the global response to the sale announcement this fall,” commented Michael Grogan, “rugs have been coming in not only from US collections, but also from collector’s in the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada.”

One of the highlights of the January 20th auction is a mid 19th century Chinese Peking Rug from the collection of Aram Jerrehian, scion of the Philadelphia rug emporium bearing his family’s name. The 8 foot 7 inch x 6 foot 2 inch rug features lively dragons surrounded by a wave border and bears a pre sale estimate of $10,000-15,000.

Sixty rugs from the James Opie Collection will also be featured. Opie, a noted rug scholar, collector and dealer from Portland, Oregon, is selling many of his coveted South Persian rugs in the auction.

“This is our largest and most varied Rug auction to date. Clients looking for decorative floor Carpets or rare collector pieces will have plenty to choose from.” said Michael Grogan to Jozan Magazine.

Rare Lesghi Prayer Rug, Caucasus, c. 1900; 5 foot 11 inches x 4 foot 2 inches, est.: $8,000-12,000
Fine Senna Kilim, Persia, late 19th century; 5 foot 10 inches x 4 foot 3 inches, est.: $7,000-10,000
Chinese Peking Carpet, mid 19th century; 8 foot 7 inches x 6 foot 2 inches; est.: $10,000-15,000
Rare Chinese RKO Rug, first half, 19th century; 4 foot 11 inches x 2 ffot 8 inches; est.: $10,000-20,000
Tibetan Tiger Rug, 19th century; 6 foot 10 inches x 5 foot 1 inch; est.: $3,000-5,000
Khampseh Bag, Persia, circa 1900; 3 foot 6 inches x 2 foot 1 inch, est.: $2,000-3,000. From the Collection of James Opie
Borjalou Kazak Rug, Caucasus, mid 19th century; 7 foot 1x 6 foot; est.: $10,000-20,000. From the Collection of James Opie.
Khampseh Rug, Persia, circa 1900; 8 foot 5 inches x 5 foot 6 inches; est.: $8,000-12,000. From the Collection of James Opie.
Ersari Tent Bag (Chuval) Front Panel, Middle Amu Darya, Turkmenistan, mid 19th century; 2 foot 11 inches x 4 foot 8 inches; est.: $8,000-12,000. From the Collection of Erik Risman
‘Lebab’ Turkman Wedding Trapping (Jollar), possibly Ersari, middle Amu Darya, Turkmenistan, mid 19th century; 2 foot 2 inches x 8 foot 2 inches; est.: $8,000-12,000. From the Collection of Erik Risman.

A fully illustrated catalogue of the auction will be available on-line at in early January and a week long exhibition will begin on Monday, 14 January 2013.

Location and more information: Grogan and Company, 22 Harris Street Dedham, MA 02026

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