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Top Ten (10) Most Expensive Persian Rugs and Oriental Carpets Prices of 2008

Four major sales between two major Auction Houses Sotheby's and Christie's this year: Important Carpets from distinguished Collectors.  Select Fine oriental rugs and Carpets fetch high dollar and heavy bidding activity.*

Most Expensive Rugs 2009 results now available

   

Number 10:

 

Northwest Persian Tabriz Antique CarpetSotheby's

A TABRIZ CARPET, NORTHWEST PERSIA


Rug Rag Notes: Great example of traditional Mahi field allover-repeating pattern.  "Turtle" design elements in the border add really nice weight to the piece.  We saw this carpet in person: classic turn of the centry Tabriz colors in nice condition and well balanced design with reconcilled corners.  There was a change in dye lot toward the top of the rug, however does not detract from the overall aesthetics of the carpet.  This is a particularly large carpet as well.

See more photographs of this Tabriz and further lot description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number 9:

TWO CARPETS TIED

 

Sotheby's

Ferghan Sarouk Carpet from Persia

A FEREGHAN CARPET, CENTRAL PERSIA

Rug Rag Notes: Nice example of a Fereghan Sarouk with great overall colors.  Border is a nod to old Safavid type borders which is somewhat less common for a Fereghan. Field is very expressive with loose symmetrical hour glass field with three "medallions".  

See more photographs of this Fereghan Sarouk and further lot description

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Comments

December 17. 2008 05:54

A V

Wow! What an amazing compilation! Thank you for this -- I think it's a first and really a significant measure for what is probably going to become a more and more desired form of investing.

A V

January 24. 2009 17:58

sean

4 million dollars. that had better been hand made by a space alien, and was proven to be used in the city of atlantis. plus it should have a backing made of 3 million dollars, instead of jute.

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January 24. 2009 18:02

sean

the rug is beautiful. you can see the history just flowing from it. very nice.

sean

January 24. 2009 18:55

David

Awesome,

Can you see the history flowing out of the "illegitimate" $4 mil carpet or from any of the other 9 top rugs?

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David

February 25. 2009 14:31

nannab

Oh, I wish !!

nannab


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