Preview “Fine Oriental carpets” – Christies auction 12 June 2012 in London

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Christie’s sale Fine Oriental Carpets 12. June 2002, 10:30 AM, 85 Old Brompton Road , London. According to Christie’s the summer sale of antique carpets provides numerous  exquisite carpets in various shapes, sizes and patterns. There are 70 lots and  estimates range from £600-9,000.

Lot 1 – A Karabagh long rug, South Caucasus. Size 274 x 127 cm. Estimate 700 – 1,000 British pounds. ©Christie’s Images LTD.2001
Lot 22 – A Heriz carpet, North-West Persia. The shaded rust field with angular palmette and leafy vine around stepped indigo medallion with hooked palmette pendants containing palmette cartouches enclosing dusty-pink radiating floral centrepiece, ivory spandrels similar, in broad shaded indigo border of bold polychrome turtle-palmettes and angular floral vine between shaded brick-red floral meander stripes, very slight (secured) loss at each end, slight wear.
An unusual fine Kurdish rug, North West Persia. The field with three columns of linked shaded rust, ivory and light blue octagons, each containing polychrome Memling gul divided by checkered and hooked lozenges, in rust-red border of stellar flower head octagons and barber-pole bars between angular vine, running-dog and barber-pole stripes, good condition.

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