A KAZAK CHELABERD RUG, SOUTH CAUCASUS
late 19th century
approximately 204 by 155cm; 6ft. 8in., 5ft.
Pile generally fair, part oxidised whites, light wear in field with band of more noticeable wear along the central vertical axis with knot heads visible, localised repiling on the axis. This may be visible in the illustration in the reds, but additional images are available from the department if required. side cords reovercast, ends straightened and secured with blanket stitch.
"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."
For a discussion on this design in an early example, please see lot 8.