William A. Clark Collection

Category: Auctions

Sotheby’s has just released the online catalogue for their sale ‘Important Carpets from the William A. Clark Collection’ 5 June 2013 in New York.

This sale includes 25 carpets from the 16th and 17th centuries collected by copper baron and senator William Andrews Clark in the late 19th and early 20th century. Senator Clark built the largest mansion of its time in New York City with over 130 rooms in which to display his collection.

Lowest estimate for a carpet in this auction is $20,000  and highest estimate $7,000,000 for lot 12, the famous Sickle-Leaf Carpet.

This auction has drawn a lot of attention and it will exciting to see how high the bids for lot 12, the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet, will go.

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Detail of lot 12, The Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet

The exhibition in New York will open Saturday 1 June and run through Tuesday 4 June. So if you are in New York at that time you should not miss the opportunity to see these 25 masterpieces.

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

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