A DAGHESTAN RUG, NORTHEAST CAUCASUS
third quarter 19th century
with Kyrdagyd design
approximately 152 by 104cm; 5ft., 3ft. 5in.
Dense lustrous pile with strong colour, circa 6-7 mm deep in general. Central band of darked yellow in field with oxidisation to knotbars and two other bands (as seen in illustration) with partial oxidisation. Original side and end finishes. A classic example of the genre.
"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."
Christies, London, 8 April 2014, lot 3.