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Skinner to roll out 50 room-size carpets at Oct. 23 Oriental rug sale

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Written by Auction House PR   
Monday, 18 October 2010 13:52
Kerman silk pictorial rug, southeast Persia, last quarter 19th century, 9 ft. 8 in. x 6 ft., estimate: $12,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc. BOSTON – Skinner Inc. will conduct its semiannual sale of Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets on Saturday, Oct. 23, in its Boston gallery beginning at noon Eastern. The auction will feature Serapi, Kerman, Tabriz, Ushak, Akstafa, Kuba, Bidjar, Sewan, Marasali, Seichor, Melas, Kelim and Kazak examples, plus tribal weavings and textiles. More than 50 room-size carpets will be up for bid with prices to meet every buyer’s budget. LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding.

Of the room-size carpets up for bid, three from northwest Persia are featured items of the sale: a Serapi from the last quarter of the 19th century is estimated at $25,000-$30,000; another Serapi dated 1913 is expected to sell between $40,000 and $50,000; and a Tabriz from the last quarter of the 19th century is estimated at $30,000-$40,000. From the same region is a Bahkshaish carpet, 14 feet by 11 feet, estimated at $12,000-$15,000; a Bidjar set to sell between $5,000 and $7,000; and a Serapi, late 19th century, estimated at $10,000 to $12,000. From Southeast Persia is a fine Kerman silk pictorial rug, likely portraying the Greek mythological story Leda and the Swan. In this myth, Zeus, in the form of a swan, came to seduce Leda, wife of Tynareus, king of Sparta. The weaving is estimated at $12,000-$15,000.

Out of Anatolia from the southwest is a Melas prayer rug from the second half of the 19th century, estimated at $2,000-$2,500, and from the west a Ushak carpet, 14 feet by 10 feet, estimated at $8,000 to $12,000, coming from the collection of the Roma W. Leland Trust, Washington Court House, Ohio.

East Caucasus weavings are represented with a Marasali prayer rug, also from the Leland Trust, estimated at $4,000-$6,000, and an Akstafa prayer rug going for $3,500-$4,500. From the southwest is a Sewan Kazak estimated at $7,000-$9,000 and a Fachralo Kazak estimated at $5,000-$7,000. From the northeast are two Kuba rugs, one from the second half of the 19th century, estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and the other from the third quarter of the 19th century and estimated at $5,000-$7,000.

Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m.; on Friday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m.

For details log onto www.skinnerinc.com or call 508-970-3000.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE
Ushak carpet, West Anatolia, late 19th century, 14 ft. x 10 ft. 6 in., estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc. Fachralo Kazak rug, southwest Caucasus, second half 19th century, 8 ft. 4 in. x 5 ft. 6 in., estimate: $5,000-$7,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc. Serapi carpet, northwest Persia, last quarter 19th century, 18 ft. 4 in. x 11 ft. 9 in., estimate: $25,000-$30,000. Image courtesy of Skinner Inc.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 07:26
 
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