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Sotheby's December 1, 1984


Lot 157: Silk Persian Tabriz Prayer Carpet

September 2, 2008

Sotheby's December 1, 1984. Silk Tabriz Prayer Carpet, Northwest Persia Circa 1875, Approximately 10 feet 6 inches by 7 feet 8 inches (3.20m. by 2.34m.) Estimate: $30,000 / 40,000 more

Lot 156: Fine Persian Silk Heriz Rug

September 2, 2008

Sotheby's December 1, 1984. Fine Silk Heriz Rug, Northwest Persia Circa 1875, Approximately 5 feet 5 inches by 4 feet 4 inches (1.65m. by 1.32m.) Property from the Estate of Frances Barbera, Deceased, Formerly in the Collection of Andrew C. Dole. Estimate: $25,000 / 35,000 more

Lot 134: Silk Tabriz Hunting Rug, Northwest Persia

September 2, 2008

Sotheby's December 1, 1984. SILK TABRIZ HUNTING RUG, Northwest Persia Last Quarter 19th century, inscription cartouche at top. Approximately 9 feet 7 inches by 5 feet 5 inches (2.92m. by 1.65m.) Sold at Robert C. Eldred Co., Inc., East Dennis, Massachusetts, Antique Islamic Rugs Collected by the Late Andrew C. Dole, Part IV, July 14, 1978, lot 94. Estimate: $15,000 / 25,000 more


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