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Silk Pile and Metal Thread Chinese "Imperial" Carpet

Auction:
2884B
Lot:
87
Sold for:
$28,290$23,000

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Auction:
Oriental Rugs & Carpets - 2884B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 13, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Silk Pile and Metal Thread Chinese "Imperial" Carpet, early 20th century, the inscription in the top border reads "Baohedian" or "Hall of Preserving Harmony" (the third hall from the main gate of the Forbidden City, and leads to the inner court with the Emperor's bed chamber), 9 ft. 3 in. x 6 ft.

Estimate $20,000-25,000

Very good pile, minor abrasion in metal thread ground.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Carpet, Chinese architecture, Dongcheng District, Beijing, Forbidden City, Hall of Preserving Harmony, Ming dynasty, Silk

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