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Sotheby’s: Rugs & Carpets (Autumn 2015)

Rugs and Carpets from Distinguished Collections

November 3, 2015
2.30PM GMT

Sotheby’s New Bond Street, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, UK

Sotheby’s London are launching a new series of dedicated carpet auctions this week. Among the lots is this covetable Salor wedding trapping, woven in the first half of the 19th century. Salor wedding trappings were woven for ceremonial adornment of camels, to be draped round the bridal sedan. Twenty-six examples are known to survive, designed with one, two or three guls – the main central rosette pattern. This double-gul piece is expected to fetch between £40,000 and £60,000.

Viewing continues up to and including the day of the sale, November 3, 2015. And there some stunning examples spanning the carpet-making world, from Anatolia, Persia and the Caucasus, to Central Asia, China and India, with examples dating from the 16th century through to the 20th. There are grand as well as affordable items – wonderfully coloured, easily portable and desirable tribal rugs, delightful horse covers and tent bands, and classical town workshop carpets with elegant proportions and designs.

Exhibition times (GMT)
Fri, 30 Oct 15 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Sun, 01 Nov 15 | 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mon, 02 Nov 15 | 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Tue, 03 Nov 15 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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