Sothebys: Carpets and Textiles in New York

Category: Auctions

On 1 October 2015 at 10.00 am Sotheby’s will hold an auction ‘Carpets and Textiles from Distinguished Collections’ in New York. The 194 lots include a carefully selected group of antique rugs, carpets and textiles from private collections. The selection include tribal and city rugs from the 19th century as well as a number of rare classical weavings from the Safavid and Ottoman eras.

One of the highlights include a ‘Polonaise’ silk and metal-thread rug, lot , previously from the estate of King Umberto II of Italy with an estimate of 800,000-1,200,000 USD.

Sotheby’s exhibition is open for the public from Friday 25 September through Wednesday 30 September.

Lot 68. A ‘Polonaise’ silk and metal-thread rug, Isphahan or Kashan, Central Persia, approximately 6ft. 10in. by 4ft. 5in. (2.08 by 1.35m.), 17th century. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 USD
Lot 98. A Safavid ‘Vase-technique’ carpet fragment, possibly Kirman, Southeast Persia, approximately 6ft. 1in. by 4ft. 1in. (1.85 by 1.24m.), late 16th century. Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 USD
Lot 66. A Safavid part-cotton and part-metal-thread fragmentary rug, Kashan or Isphahan. Approximately 4ft. 4in. by 2ft. 3in. (1.32 by 0.69m.), second half 16th century. Estimate 40,000 – 60,000 USD
Lot 63. An Isphahan rug, Central Persia, approximately 6ft. 6in. by 4ft. 5in. (1.98 by 1.35m.), 17th century. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD
Lot 12. A Kazak rug, Southwest Caucasus, approximately 7ft. 6in. by 6ft. 3in. (2.29 by 1.90m.), late 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD
Lot 35. A Yomud asmalyk, West Turkestan, approximately 2ft. 7in. by 4ft. 2in. (0.79 by 1.27m.), mid-19th century. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD
Lot 40. A Yomud C-gül main carpet, West Turkestan, approximately 8ft. 8in. by 6ft. 2in. (2.64 by 1.88m.), late 18th century. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD
Lot 105. A Khotan carpet, East Turkestan, approximately 12ft. 7in. by 5ft. 11in. (3.84 by 1.80m.), circa 1800. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD

The online catalogue for ‘Carpets and Textiles from Distinguished Collections’ can be found at

Location and more information: Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, New York

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