Woolley & Wallis, Eastern and Western Carpets and Rugs, Textiles and Needlework Sale, 11 February 2004

Category: Auctions

The auction includes 500 rugs and carpets.
Selection from the preview.
All images ©Woolley & Wallis


LOT: 183
RUG NAME: Kashan Mohtashem
AGE: 1900 – 1920
ESTIMATE: 1.400 – 1.600 GBP
SOLD: 1.900 GBP
DESCRIPTION: A good Kashan rug of so-called ‘Mohtashem‘ type, west central Persia about 1900-20, 7ft.1in. x 4ft.4in. 2.16m. x 1.32m. £1400-1600
An excellent example of a distinctive design type.


LOT: 184
RUG NAME: Malayer
AGE: Early 20th century
ESTIMATE: 700 – 1.000 GBP
SOLD: 1.050 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Good Malayer rug, north west Persia early 20th century, 6ft.4in. x 4ft.3in. 1.93m. x 1.30m. £700-1000
Very slight even wear in centre, slight colour run lower end, outer guard stripe missing both ends.


LOT: 189
RUG NAME: Sarouk
AGE: about 1900
ESTIMATE: 1.000 – 2.000 GBP
SOLD: 1.900 GBP
DESCRIPTION: An outstanding Saruk rug, north west Persia about 1900, 6ft.11in. x 4ft.10in. £1000-2000
Foundation ‘churuk’ in small area. This exceptional rug is almost identical to the well-known example illustrated by Ford, Oriental Carpet Design, no.603 (as Feraghan) and Aschenbrenner, Oriental Rugs Volume 2: Persian, no.65 (as Malayer influenced by Feraghan). Our rug has the more pleasing feature of a yellow- ground central medallion as opposed to the dark blue of the published rug.


LOT: 226
RUG NAME: Ningxia carpet
AGE: Mid 19th century
ESTIMATE: 300 – 500 GBP
SOLD: 1.700 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Ningxia carpet, north west China, mid 19th century, 13ft. x 8ft.5in. 3.96m. x 2.56m. £300-500
Areas of wear, small areas moth damage.


LOT: 230
RUG NAME: Heriz carpet
AGE: About 1930
ESTIMATE: 500 – 1.000 GBP
SOLD: 1.500 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Good Heriz carpet, north west Persia about 1930, 12ft.10in. x 9ft. 6in. 3.90m. x 2.90m. £500-1000
An exceptionally bright Heriz with a palette over fourteen colours.


LOT: 247
RUG NAME: Kerman carpet
AGE: Late 19th – early 20th century
ESTIMATE: 200 – 400 GBP
SOLD: 960 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Kerman carpet, central Persia late 19th-early 20th century, 12ft. x 7ft.10in. 3.66m. x 2.39m. £200-400
Overall wear.


LOT: 363
RUG NAME: Tekke Turkmen chuval
AGE: Third quarter 19th century
ESTIMATE: 500 – 600 GBP
SOLD: 1.500 GBP
DESCRIPTION: An attractive Tekke Turkmen chuval, Turkmenistan third quarter 19th century, 2ft.8in. x 4ft.3in. 0.81m. x 1.30m. £500-600
Very slight wear in field and losses to sides. This has one of the rarest elem designs. See Hofmeister, Turkoman Carpets in Franconia, no. 23, Tzareva, Rugs & Carpets from Central Asia, no. 50 (Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg) and Jourdain, Oriental Rugs volume 5: Turkoman, no. 63 for related elems although not with the ayna gul field as here.


LOT: 376
RUG NAME: Yomut main carpet
AGE: Second half 19th century
ESTIMATE: 900 – 1.200 GBP
SOLD: 1.650 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Yomut Turkmen main carpet, Turkmenistan second half 19th century, 9ft.3in. x 5ft.1in. 2.82m. x 1.55m. £900-1200
Small reweave.


LOT: 377
RUG NAME: Yomut main carpet
AGE: First half 19th century
ESTIMATE: 2.500 – 3.500 GBP
SOLD: 4.000 GBP
DESCRIPTION: An impressive Yomut Turkmen main carpet, Turkmenistan first half 19th century, 11ft.1in. x 6ft.2in. 3.38m. x 1.88m. £2500-3500
Slight even wear overall, marginally heavier top end field, small slight stain right centre main border. This extremely handsome Yomut carpet has the palette of eight colours found on comparatively few examples on those usually among the earliest – violet brown (field), red, apricot, dark and light blue, green, dark brown and ivory.


LOT: 378
RUG NAME: Kizil Ayak main carpet
AGE: Second half 19th century
ESTIMATE: 300 – 400 GBP
SOLD: 880 GBP
DESCRIPTION: A good Kizil Ayak main carpet, Turkmenistan second half 19th century, 7ft.7in. x 6ft.9in. 2.31m. x 2.05m. £300-400


LOT: 386
RUG NAME: Ersari rug
AGE: Third quarter 19th century
ESTIMATE: 400 – 600 GBP
SOLD: 580 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Rare Ersari Turkmen rug with gaimak gols, Turkmenistan third quarter 19th century, 5ft.9in. x 4ft.9in. 1.75m. x 1.45m. £400-600
Slight overall wear, heavier in small areas, crude reweave top left edge.


LOT: 403
RUG NAME: Baluchi rug Khorasan
AGE: Late 19th century
ESTIMATE: 900 – 1.200 GBP
SOLD: 1.450 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Unusual and finely woven Baluchi rug, Khorasan, north east Persia late 19th century, 5ft.9in. x 3ft.5in. 1.75m. x 1.04m. £900-1200
Slight moth damage in places


LOT: 492
RUG NAME: Daghestan prayer rug
AGE: Late 19th century
ESTIMATE: 400 – 500 GBP
SOLD: 1.400 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Daghestan prayer rug, north east Caucasus late 19th century, 4ft. 2in. x 3ft.7in. 1.27m. x 1.09m. £400-500
Slight kinking in places, slight moth damage mainly left border.


LOT: 497
RUG NAME: Chonzoresk rug
AGE: about 1890 – 1900
ESTIMATE: 1.200 – 1.500 GBP
SOLD: 1.150 GBP
DESCRIPTION: Chonzoresk rug, Karabakh about 1890-1900, 6ft.11in. x 3ft.7in. 2. 11m. x 1.09m. £1200-1500
Overall even wear, slight losses top and bottom, small reweave in centre.

 

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