Lot 34
  • 34

A European 'bird' carpet fragment,

2,000 - 3,000 GBP
6,875 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Wool, pile
linen weft


Alexander, C., A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets, New York, 1993, pp. 162 - 167, ill. p. 163.

Catalogue Note

For on English carpets influenced by Turkish examples, see Bennett, Ian and Franses, Michael, The Buccleuch European Carpets & Others in the Oriental Style, Hali, Issue 66. December 1992, pp.100-107, No.5, p.97, including this Alexander, European ’Bird Ushak’ carpet fragment.

See also Levey, Santina M., An Elizabethan Inheritance: The Hardwick Hall Textiles, The National Trust, 1998, Carpets, pp.26-28, for English Turkey work cushions, and see Sherrill, Sarah B., Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America, New York, 1996, Chp. 5, Great Britain, pp.131-236, p.203, for An Axminster carpet with Turkish large-palmette and leaf-pattern, 1755-1835, following in the earlier Anatolian spirit.