5 Day auction of Michael Jackson's Neverland Valley estate items. The sale will be held April 21 - 25, 2009 by Julien's Auctions.
Estimates seem somewhat low: Every Rug below (with exception to the "Cleopatra's Last Moments" painting by D Pauvert), has an estimate of under $600.
The rugs aren't exactly what we'd expect from the estate of Michael Jackson! Very commonly found commercial quality pieces and not that much value behind them. BUT, fact is, they're Michael Jackson's rugs. "The King Of Pop's Rugs"
Below and Right: Bukhara design runners. This type of design is sometimes referred to as "The Elephant Footprint." The repeating medallions in the field are derived from much older, highly collectible weavings called "Tekke" rugs.
Below: A Persian Rug in the style of old Camel Hair Serab's.
Below: A rug said to actually have been in the Office of Michael Jackson. Going by the ringe and general appearance of the rug, we believe this is a machine made carpet. Viscose, a plant derivative may account for the high sheen, which often contributes to a "silk" like feel at a lower price point.
Below, Lot 665: "Cleopatra's Last Moments" by D Pauvert. Auction estimate between $20,000 and 30,000.
Below & Left: A Hamedan style rug. Below & far right: A Kelim Rug.
Don't Forget, The Custom Neverland Valley Rugs: