Sothebys auction including carpets in New York

Category: Auctions

Sothebys auction “Important English and European Furniture” including carpets will take place 26 October 2012 in New York.

This auction includes 35 carpets, rugs, kilims and tapestries. The preview exhibition is open for the public from Saturday 20 October through Thursday 25 October. The auction itself starts 26 October 2012 at 10:00 am.

Among the highlights in this auction is a rare circa 1920 Kum Kapi prayer rug by the master-weaver Avedis Tamishjian. The estimate for this small (127 x 89 cm) Anatolian treasure, lot 144, is 40.000 – 60.000 $.

Lot 144. AN AVEDIS TAMISHJIAN KUM KAPI SILK AND METAL THREAD PRAYER RUG, ISTANBUL, NORTHWEST ANATOLIA Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD "Avedis Tamishjian" Kufic signature in central metal thread palmette approximately 4ft. 2in. by 2ft. 11in. (1.27 by 0.89m.) circa 1920
Lot 148. A SENNA PRAYER KILIM, NORTHWEST PERSIA Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD approximately 5ft. 3in. by 4ft. 11in. (1.60 by 1.50m.) third quarter 19th century
Lot 141. A 'MOHTASHEM' KASHAN PRAYER RUG, CENTRAL PERSIA Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD approximately 6ft. 7in. by 4ft. 7in. (2.01 by 1.40m.) circa 1900

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Location and more information: Sothebys, 1334 York Avenue, New York

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