Wannenes web-only auction of Carpets and Antique Textiles

Category: Auctions

The first Wannenes web-only auction of Carpets and Antique Textiles will take place 15-30 March 2021 and includes 141 carpet and textile lots. Among the pieces on sale are antique Caucasian rugs, Shahsavan and Turkmen pieces, East Turkestan and Chinese rugs, Anatolian and Persian rugs and kilims,  and much more.

Lot 82. A large Chinese carpet 336 X 407 cm from the Beijing area. Ca. 1870. Estimate €7,000 – €9,000
Detail of lot 82. The central medallion depicting a large dragon guarding the flaming pearl.

One of the highlights is a large Chinese carpet, lot 82, from the Beijing area with a special with an estimate of €7,000 – €9,000. The central medallion in this carpet is depicting a large dragon guarding the flaming pearl. Flowers are fundamental symbols in China. Each month is associated with a flower and the list varies from place to place. The edges of the carpet show several motifs related to Buddhist culture for good luck.

Lot 52. Fachralo Kazak prayer rug 124 X 154 cm from the Central Causasus, dated around 1873. Estimate €5,000 – €7,000
Detail of lot 52, a Fachralo Kazak prayer rug.

The composition of the Kazak prayer rug, lot 52, from the Central Causasus, dated around 1873, is remarkable. The estimate is €5,000 – €7,000.

Lot 118. Anatolian Hereke silk rug ca. 1950. 135 X 103 cm. Estimate € 3,000 – 4,000
Lot 81. A Chinese or Tibetan rug circa 1940. 210 X 160 cm. Estimate € 1,500 – 2,000

A Hereke in Anatolian knotted silk from 1950 with an unusual six-prayer decoration and an estimate of €3,000 – €4,000, and a Chinese or Tibetan carpet, lot 81,  with peony motif from 1940 also draw attention.

Lot 117. Kirsehir Selendi prayer rug, West Anatolia circa 1880. 97 X 164 cm. Estimate € 1,300 – 1,700

An Anatolian Kirsehir prayer rug, lot 117, circa 1880 has a delicate cream colour, decorated with a motif called Leopard spots or Selendi. Estimate €1,300 – €1,700.

Lot 62. Kirsehir rug, Central Anatolia circa 1900. 156 X 123 cm. Estimate € 1,200 – 1,600

Also from the Kirsehir area, a town between Ankara and Kayseri in central Turkey famous for the knotting of prayer rugs, a piece dated around 1900, lot 62, with an estimate of €1,200 – €1,600, decorated with cherry red, sun yellow, grass green and ocean blue colours.

Wannenes online catalogue has just been published and can be found at wannenesgroup.com.

More information: Wannenes, Milan, Palazzo Recalcati, Via Amedei 8 | 20123


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