distinguished Oriental and Persian Rugs from the doris duke Collection and the Newport Restoration Foundation auctioned by Christie's in New York City. Some very impressive pieces in this collection including a silk isfahan rug selling for a realized price of $4,4500,500 (original estimate $1,000,000 - 1,500,000). This sale took place at 10:00 a.m. June 3rd, 2008.
Persian and oriental rugs in this auction include, but are not limited to Heriz, tabriz, Isfahan, Yomut Asmalyk, Caucasian, Kazak, Shirvan, Afshar, Qum, Armritsar, Kirman (Kerman), Fereghan Sarouk, Ushak, Chinese, Serab, Mahal, Serabend, Sultanabad, Mahal, Bidjar and many more.
FIVE TOP DOLLAR RUGS PER SQUARE FOOT IN DECENDING ORDER:
FIVE TOP DOLLAR RUGS IN DECENDING ORDER:
ENTIRE AUCTION BREAKDOWN:
*Passed items where the reserve was not met may have been omitted.
Special attributions or condition reports may have been omitted as
Items in Yellow were grouped rugs in one lot. The $ per square foot
was calculated for the lot as one entity, in some cases incorporating
the per square foot of each rug solely on the basis of size.