A CANNAKALE RUG, WEST ANATOLIA
approximately 192 by 172cm; 6ft. 4in., 5ft. 8in.
Pile generally good - 3/4mm in depth, slightly lower in reds which have oxidised, browns with slightly more oxidisation. Original side cords. Ends could do with being secured and would probably beneft from a clean. Pretty, soft colouring - an attractive rug in good, honest condition.
"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."
Dorotheum, Vienna, 16 September 2014, lot 184
For a comparable example, see Trimbacher, P., Butterweck, G., et al., Antike anatolische Teppiche aus österreichischem Besitz, Vienna, 1983, pl. 27.