A related rug, called Bergama, 18th century, is in the Textile Museum, TM R.34.2.5, illustrated Yohe, Ralph S. and McCoy Jones, H, ed., Turkish rugs, exh. catalogue, Washington, 1968, no.36. The lattice work trellis design may be derived from Ottoman brocade.
Pile overall very good, approximately 4-5 mm, partial oxidisation to dark brown and to light melon colour in field motifs, some restorations particularly in lower lappet border. Additional images including pre-restoration are available on request from the department. Absolutely glorious colour, A very pretty piece. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."