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.*
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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.
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TWO CARPETS TIED
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".
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