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Sotheby's April 10 and 11: 1981


Sotheby's New York Catalog, Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets: April 10 & 11, 1981

October 13, 2008

Almost 27 Years later, here are some spectacular rugs from the Glory Days of Sotheby's Auctions! An awesome old Armorial silk Heriz Carpet, some Fable Rugs and Silk Tabriz, and a rug attributed to Haj Jalili more

Lot 541: Fine and Important Persian Silk Heriz Fantasy Carpet

October 7, 2008

Sotheby's April 10 & 11, 1981. New York, Lot 541: FINE AND IMPORTANT SILK HERIZ FANTASY CARPET, Persia Circa 1875. Severed and restored in one corner. Approximately 14 feet 8 inches (4.47 m.) x 11 feet 10 inches (3.61 m.) Estimate: $120,000 / 150,000

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Lot 510: Persian Tabriz Carpet, Possibly Hajiyalil (Hadji Jalili)

October 7, 2008

Sotheby's April 10 & 11, 1981. New York, Lot 510: TABRIZ CARPET, Persia, possibly Hajiyalil [Hadji or Haj Jalili] Last quarter 19th century. Approximately 12 feet 1 inch (3.69 m.) x 8 feet 8 inches (2.64 m.) Estimate: $25,000 / 30,000

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Lot 509: Persian Silk Tabriz Animal Carpet

October 7, 2008

Sotheby's April 10 & 11, 1981. New York, Lot 509: SILK TABRIZ ANIMAL CARPET, Persia Circa 1900. Approximately 8 feet 9 inches (2.67 m.) x 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m.) Estimate: $40,000 / 55,000 more

Lot 508: Rare Silk Persian Kirman Hunt Carpet

October 7, 2008

Sotheby's April 10 & 11, 1981. New York, Lot 508: RARE SILK KIRMAN HUNT CARPET, Persia Third quarter 19th century, signature panel. Approximately 9 feet 7 inches (2.92 m.) x 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m.) Estimate: $30,000 / 40,000

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