“An impressive selection of Persian rugs will be offered, with many fine Northwest Persian Serapis including one from the 2nd half of the 19th century (lot 45, est. $7/9,000); two room-sized weaving from the last quarter 19th century (lot 111, est. $15/20,000 and lot 136, est. $12/15,000); two from the late 19th century (lot 115, est. $12/15,000 and lot 139, est. $12/15,000); and two others from the last quarter of the 19th century (lot 201, est. $6/8,000 and lot 300, est. $3/500).
Several Shahsavan Soumak bagfaces also grace the sale (lots 46-50, 106, 108-110 with estimates ranging from $800 at the low end to $2,500 at the high), as well as a large Bidjar carpet with Gerrus design (lot 138, est. $15/20,000.
Featured Caucasian pieces include an unusual Konaghend prayer rug from the Northeast (lot 117, est. $8/10,000); a large Fachralo Kazak (lot 127, est. $6/8,000) from the Southwest of excellent color; a classic Sewan Kazak rug (lot 129, $20/25,000); and a Seichour Long Rug (lot 135, est. $10/12,000) in excellent color and condition.
In Skinner tradition, several Anatolian rugs will be offered. Early examples include a mid-19th century Konya rug (lot 54, est. $3,5/4,500); a West Anatolian Bergama rug (lot 55, est. $5/7,000); and a Dazkiri rug from the Southwest, first half of the 19th century, (lot 123, est. $10/12,000).
Finally, the sale will feature a square center medallion Suzani (lot 107, est. $2/2,500); a near pair of Chinese Pillar rugs, both from the second half of the 19th century (lots 71 and 72, each estimated at $2,5/3,500); and a Beshir main carpet from West Turkestan (lot 76, est. $5/7,000).
Previews and Catalogue Information
Previews for the auction will be held Thursday, April 17th from 2 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 18th from 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 19th from 9 to 11 a.m. Catalog #2405 is available by mail for $11 from the Subscription Department at 978-779-6241 x240; available at the gallery for $9; or can be viewed on the website at www.skinnerinc.com, where bids can also be left. As well, prices realized at the auction will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale.
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