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Salvador Dali Rug

Question:

Salvador Dali Rug

Hi, I saw this rug at a friends house and was wanting more info!  I took a photograph of the tag, but not can't quite make it out now.  How much does something like this go for?  Can you point me in the direction of a seller?  Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

-anonymous

 

 

Response: 

Hello, thanks for contacting!

This is an EGE Axminster rug with a wool pile, machine made in Denmark.  It does appear to be dated 1979, so we would imagine perhaps early 1980's vintage.  These are not entirely common to find, and are highly sought after by a select collectors. 

One of the nicer elements to a rug such as this is they tend to have more horizontal interest in regards to the market.  Art aficionados, dali connoisseurs, those who simply appreciate the quality of EGE rugs, etc. 

In regards to machine made rugs, these types of commissioned designs will tend to fetch a bit more of a premium than say you're run of the mill traditional design.  It appears as though the piece you've sent may be roughly a 7' x 10' or so.  Unfortunately we cannot recall the exact dimensions these were produced, however the information below is based upon the approximate measurements we figure.

In regards to value, that's very much subjective with a piece such as this.  As with all rugs, location of purchase will often affect the asking price, however, given the nature of design the type of shop may also hold weight.  If you were to find one at a vintage shop, it's not inconceivable it may be priced in the vicinity of $3,200 +/-  in like new condition.  On the other hand, second hand or from a rug store may be less.

We do know of a few people who may have a few of this type of rug in stock.  We will e-mail this to you privately, and do suggest to keep an ongoing search on sites such as ebay and craigslist.  It may take a bit of time to find, but you may luck out!

Thanks for bringing this interesting rug to our blog, hope we've helped.

- Rug Rag

 

 

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For all those interested in submitting a question to the Rug Rag Editors:  We'd be more than happy to help, please send some photographs of the reverse side of the rug very close up with a quarter placed on the knots, plus a picture of the fringe, the whole face of the rug and detail shot of the pile.  If the rug is worn, please include photographs of worn areas.  For rugs of any age, please be sure to check for dry areas, moth damage, odor, and whether or not the rug is straight/has right angles where called for.  If you have any questions about our assessment request feel free to send us an email.  Otherwise, we are looking for something similar to these images posted here

 

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October 21. 2009 22:25

thehappywife

Hello, I have this rug for sale as of October, 2009. Please contact me for purchase information.

thehappywife


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