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Highest Prices Paid for Caucasian Rugs

Chelaberd Kazak

Above: Measuring in at a mere 6'1" x 5'4", the current world record for a Caucasian oriental rug (Chelaberd Kazak) was sold by Freeman's Auctioneers in PA at a hammer price of $341,625That translates to $10,534.23 per square foot.

This 16th centruy Tabriz, previously a Rothschild carpet, sold in 1999 at a Christies auction in London for a cool $2,400,000.  The carpet measures 21 feet 8 inches by 11 feet 9 inches.  That translates to $9,427.18 per square foot.

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May 13. 2008 15:23

Mark Dance

Bonhams London sold an extremely rare mid 17th century Mughal rug fragment, measuring 14cm x 15cm (approx 1/2 square foot) for £57,360. I beleive this to be the most expensive rug per square foot sold on the open market.

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