Our 31 January auction achieved $4 million with many lots selling for well over estimate. Leading the sale was a Safavid 'vase'-technique carpet fragment which brought $365,000 - over three times the high estimate. Also performing strongly was an Eagle Kazak rug which sold for $233,000 over a high estimate of $120,000.
Azerbaijan silk embroideries from the collection of Eugene Chesrow, a discerning collector in Chicago, are one of the highlights of this 175 lot auction. These 17 rare and striking textiles are complimented by Turkmen and Caucasian rugs from an Asian collector, as well as a Karapinar rug from the collection of James Ballard, Turkish village rugs from another American collector and a variety of early carpet fragments and rugs from several U.S. collectors including a Von Hirsch garden carpet fragment, Northwest Persia, 17th century, from the Estate of Eva Louise Woodhead Feuerstein.