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Collection Adil Besim

Auction

June 19, 2018
Tuesday at 5pm

Dorotheum, Palais Dorotheum, Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Dorotheum’s special single-owner sale in Vienna of oriental carpets, kilims and textiles from the Adil Besim Collection on Tuesday 19 June 2018 features a single consignment of 152 lots from the holdings, both private and corporate inventory, of the Austrian capital city’s leading firm of carpet dealers. The most talked-about item in the sale is a white-ground West Anatolian, so-called Selendi, ‘Bird Ushak’ rug (lot 58), reputedly booty from the Turkish siege of Vienna in 1683, with reported provenance including an Austrian noble family.

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