Rugs and carpets auctions returned to Sotheby’s London with a sale of the finest examples from distinguished collections. Collectors responded positively to the condition, rarity and quality of the lots on offer, and there were bidders online, in person and on the telephone.
The inaugural sale of ‘Rugs and Carpets from Distinguished Collections’ offers a wide range of property drawn from private collections across Europe. Caucasian and Turkman pieces are strongly represented, including a number of rare weavings, such as the Salor wedding trapping (lot 16), Saryk and Salor carpets (lots 21 and 28), and iconic rugs from Bordjalou (lots 23, 48 and 49), Karatchopt (lots 5 and 40) and Akstafa (lots 1, 11, 15 and 38) to name but a few. Fine quality Persian rugs and carpets from the 17th to 20th century, including several in silk, and a Lahore carpet (lot 92) once in the collection of Hagop Kevorkian, together with other selected works from India, Anatolia, Central Asia and China are also included in this carefully curated select.