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Most Expensive Rugs of 2009

 

From January 2009 through December 31, 2009 there were some very impressive numbers posted by both Sotheby's and Christie's for high prices fetched for luxury Persian Rugs and oriental carpets.  There's no question the market for antique rugs has exploded in recent years.  Here are some of the results for the year 2009 in closing. 

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Number 10

Tabriz lot 314

 

Estimate:  $40,000 - $60,000

Price Realized*:  $ 128,500

Age:  1880's 

Size:  Approximately 29 ft. x (884 cm.) x 16 ft. 9 in. ( 511 cm.) 

Origin:  Northwest Persia

Typetabriz

Sale:  No. 2203 "500 Years; Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art"

 

 

 

Number 9

Lot 82, Agra North India

 

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000 ($49,050 - $81,750)

Price Realized*:  $ 130,049

Age:  1880's

Size:  22 ft. 6 in. x 14 ft. (684 cm. x 442 cm.)

Origin:  North India

Type:  Agra

Sale 7817  The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

 

 

 

Number 8 (3-way tie!)

  

Estimate:  $80,000 - $120,000

Price Realized*:  $ 134,500

Age:  Circa 1800

Size:  Approximately 12ft. 4in. by 10ft. 11in. (3.76 by 3.33m.)

Origin:  Northwest India

Type:  Agra

Sale N08597

 

 

 

Number 8 (3-way tie!)

 

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Price Realized*:  $ 134,500

Age:  17th Century

Size:  Approximately 18 ft. 3 in. (556 cm.) x 8 ft. 2 in. (249 cm.)

Origin:  Central Persia

Typeisfahan

Sale Sale 2203 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

See Lot 204 on Christie's

 

 

Number 8 (3-way tie!)

  

Estimate: $50,000 - $80,000

Price Realized*:  $ 134,500

Age:  17th Century

Size:  Approximately 26 ft. 6 in. (808 cm.) x 10 ft. 10 in. (330 cm.)

Origin:  Central Persia

Type:  Isfahan

Sale Sale 2203 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

 

 

 

Number 7 (2-way tie!)

  

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Price Realized*:  $ 158,500

Age:  17th Century

Size:  Approximately 6 ft. 7 in. (201 cm.) x 4 ft. 6 in. (137 cm.)

Origin:  Central Persia

Type:  Isfahan

Sale Sale 2203 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

 

 

 

Number 7 (2-way tie!)

  

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Price Realized*:  $ 158,500

Age:  17th Century

Size:  Approximately 28 ft. (853 cm.) x 11 ft. 7 in. (353 cm.)

Origin:  Central Persia

Type:  Isfahan

Sale Sale 2203 500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

 

 

 

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