Sothebys, Carpets

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Sothebys auction Carpets 11 June in New York includes 335 lots.
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2026 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 10
RUG NAME: Shirvan prayer rug
AGE: ca. 1900
ESTIMATE: 5,000 – 7,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 10 PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR A SHIRVAN PRAYER RUG, EAST CAUCASUS, 5,000—7,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 5ft. 3in. by 3ft. 8in. (1.60 by 1.12m.) DESCRIPTION circa 1900 original macramé end finishes, oxidized browns, minor foldwear

2031 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 127
RUG NAME: Malayer rug
AGE: ca. 1910
ESTIMATE: 5,000 – 7,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 127 A MALAYER RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA, 5,000—7,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 6ft. 7in. by 4ft. 8in. (2.01 by 1.42m.) DESCRIPTION circa 1910 original end finishes

2032 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 185
RUG NAME: Bakhtiari carpet
AGE: ca. 1925
ESTIMATE: 15,000 – 25,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 185 A BAKTIARI CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA, 15,000—20,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 16ft. 1in. by 15ft. 5in. (4.90 by 4.70m.) DESCRIPTION circa 1925 original lower end finish, partially rewoven upper end guard stripe, overcast sides

2033 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 200
RUG NAME: Bidjar carpet
AGE: ca. 1890
ESTIMATE: 8,000 – 12,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 200 PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH C. L. MERRIAM A BIDJAR CARPET, NORTH PERSIA, 8,000—12,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 27ft. by 15ft. 2in. (8.22 by 4.62m.) DESCRIPTION circa 1890 wool warp, reweaves, minor partial ends, reselvaged

2034 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 217
RUG NAME: Bakshaish carpet
AGE: ca. 1880
ESTIMATE: 15,000 – 20,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 217 PROPERTY FROM THE MARKARIAN FOUNDATION, CINCINNATI, OHIO A BAKSHAISH CARPET, NORTH PERSIA, 15,000—20,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 14ft. 6in. by 11ft. (4.42 by 3.35m.) DESCRIPTION circa 1880 minor partial ends, foldwear, scattered spot stains

2035 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 228
RUG NAME: Ziegler Mahal
AGE: ca. 1910
ESTIMATE: 35,000 – 45,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 228 PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF PETER TERIAN A ZIEGLER MAHAL CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA, 35,000—45,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 17ft. 2in. by 11ft. 8in. (5.23 by 3.56m.) DESCRIPTION circa 1910 original flatwoven end finishes, foldwear, repiling, scattered spot stains

2036 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 284
RUG NAME: Heriz carpet
AGE: early 20th century
ESTIMATE: 8,000 – 12,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 284 PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS A HERIZ CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA, 8,000—12,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 13ft. 9in. by 9ft. 6in. (4.19 by 2.90m.) DESCRIPTION early 20th century minor partial ends, scattered spot stains, overcast sides

2027 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 33
RUG NAME: Shirvan rug
AGE: late 19th century
ESTIMATE: 5,000 — 7,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 33 PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR A SHIRVAN RUG, EAST CAUCASUS, 5,000—7,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 6ft. 3in. by 4ft. 2in. (1.90 by 1.27m.) DESCRIPTION late 19th century having a kilim-derived design missing end guard stripes, foldwear, stains, losses to selvages

2028 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 38
RUG NAME: Turkmen chuval
AGE: ca. 1800
ESTIMATE: 12,000 – 15,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 38 PROPERTY OF VARIOUS OWNERS A TURKMEN CHUVAL, 12,000—15,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 2ft. 9in. by 4ft. (0.84 by 1.22m.) DESCRIPTION circa 1800 losses to sides and ends, foldwear, patches TECHNICAL ANALYSIS Warp: Wool, Z2S, ivory Weft: Wool, Z2S, brown, 2 shoots Pile: Wool, asymmetric knot open to the right Density: 10-11 horizontal, 18-20 vertical Sides: remnants of 2 warp cords, now with later blue wool overcast, incomplete Ends: incomplete Colors: plum-brown, madder red, dark blue, deep blue-green, ivory, natural brown CATALOGUE NOTE The design of this pile bagface is very likely derived from flatwoven pieces, such as a chuval in Eberhart Herrmann, Von Lotto Bis Tekke, München, 1978, no. 68a. Related examples include a rug from the Wiedersperg Collection in the DeYoung Museum, see Robert Pinner et al., Between the Black Desert and the Red, San Francisco, 1999, pl. 22; a carpet published in Ulrich Schurmann, Central-Asian Rugs, Frankfurt-am-Main, 1969, pl. 22 and a chuval in Eberhart Herrmann, Von Uschak bis Yarkand, Munich, 1979, no. 90.

2029 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 49
RUG NAME: Afshar rug
AGE: ca. 1890
ESTIMATE: 5,000 – 7,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 49 AN AFSHAR RUG, SOUTHWEST PERSIA, 5,000—7,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 4ft. 2in. by 3ft. 5in. (1.27 by 1.04m.) DESCRIPTION circa 1890 foldwear

2030 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 60
RUG NAME: Bordjalu Kazak rug
AGE: early 19th century
ESTIMATE: 25,000 – 35,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 60 A BORDJALOU KAZAK RUG, SOUTHWEST CAUCASUS, 25,000—35,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 6ft. 10in. by 4ft. 8in. (2.08 by 1.42m.) DESCRIPTION early 19th century missing on all four sides, oxidized browns, foldwear

2037 - Sothebys, Carpets
LOT: 70
RUG NAME: Ersari Beshir asmalyk
AGE: mid 19th century
ESTIMATE: 25,000 – 35,000 USD
SOLD:
DESCRIPTION: LOT 70 AN ERSARI BESHIR ASMALYK, SOUTH TURKESTAN, 25,000—35,000 USD MEASUREMENTS approximately 2ft. 5in. by 4ft. 1in. (0.74 by 1.24m.) DESCRIPTION mid-19th century original flatwoven ends, foldwear, minor moth damage

 



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