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Christies Sale 7752

 

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Over the last year, there has been somewhat of a weak market for antique oriental rugs...  In some senses.  The frequency of higher profile, exclusive 'Fine Oriental Rug' auctions have seemingly decreased here in the States.  One of the major auction houses recently changed their 'Fine Rugs' catalogues to accomodate a smaller, more compact guide.  Over the course of the last year or so, some of the more recent auctions, just over half of the rugs have met 'saleable' prices. 

However, what has impressed us is the quality of rugs which have recently surfaced, even during these slower economic times.  That's when Christies London comes in.  Sale 7752 being held October 8, 2009 on King Street in London has us absolutely floored.  There are many rugs which are exceedingly collectible: rare, unique, and highly desirable in the rug community.

Below, we've outlined a few of our personal favorites.  Be sure to check out the entire online catalogue.  This auction has perhaps the largest lot of Mohtashem Kashan's we've seen for decades.

 

 
SILK FEREGHAN PRAYER RUG

Rug Rag Notes:

silk Fereghan rugs are very difficult to come by.  Although they are out there, most have been hoarded away in private collections.  I've seen just a handful in person, all of which have featured the polychrome silk warp fringes similar to "Rainbow Senneh's".   One of the most recent Silk Fereghan's which sold was lot 158 of Sotheby's sale N08503 for $50,000, November 25, 2008.  See more images at the bottom of this post!

Lot 1 Description

A SILK FEREGHAN PRAYER RUG
WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1900
A couple of light spot stains, otherwise very good condition
7ft. x 4ft.5in. (213cm. x 135cm.)

Estimate:

$8,190 - $11,466

 SILK FEREGHAN PRAYER RUG Corner

SILK KASHAN 'MOHTASHAM' RUG

Rug Rag Notes

Mohtashem Kashan's are rare and unique.  Especially in silk, and especially when the original colors show true.  It's not uncommon to find many of these rugs to have significantly lighter colors on the front as opposed to the back.  They're almost always recognizable as having a looser handle, and having silk selvages if original.

Lot 6 Description

A SILK KASHAN 'MOHTASHAM' RUG
CENTRAL PERSIA, CIRCA 1900
Corroded grey, three minute repairs,
selvages partly rebound
6ft.9in. x 4ft.4in. (206cm. x 132cm.) 

Estimate:

$5,733 - $8,190

 SILK KASHAN 'MOHTASHAM' RUG DETAIL

 SILK KASHAN CARPET

Rug Rag Notes

The colors of this rug drove me wild!  Among the more highly sought after antique Oriental Rugs, you want to see timeless colors and motif.  This rug features beautiful, bright tones with excellent contrast and overall long lasting appeal.  A beautiful carpet which is very conducive to today's market in size, colors, and design.

Lot 8 Description

A SILK kashan carpet
CENTRAL PERSIA, CIRCA 1900
Localised areas of wear, corroded purple and blue, some repairs and splits, slightly dry, selvages overbound, slight loss at each end
11ft.4in. x 7ft.9in. (344cm. x 236cm.)

Estimate:

$9,828 - $13,104

 SILK KASHAN DETAIL

KIRMAN CARPET

Rug Rag Notes:  

This is a bit more of an unusual design to see in an antique kerman.  Kerman's of this vintage are not known to have this highly angular repeating motif, nor are they known to have such dark field and border.  A very interesting piece in regards to being somewhat of a tangential example, while still maintaining somewhat of a milfleur Kerman design.

Lot 12 Description

A KIRMAN CARPET
SOUTH EAST PERSIA,

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