Stiff and brittle foundation in areas with small slits along edges. Pile ranges from closely sheared 1/8" with large areas of wear low to knotheads and foundation.
Very center of carpet in the best pile.
A 4x3" reweave and a 4x3" patch in the center right of the medallion.
Mottled coloring in the spandrels, most likely due to overtinting of the original coloring.
Very dirty, scattered stains.
2x2" repaired hole in upper right corner.
Sides later overcast, with losses and breaking in areas.
Uneven outer end guard borders now secured with blanket stitch.
Will enhance with cleaning and restoration. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.