A SILK HERIZ RUG, NORTHWEST PERSIA
approximately 183 by 132cm; 6ft., 4ft. 4in.
Rugs is slightly 'waisted' and widens to 140cm at lower end. Very good condition overall. Dense lustrous silk, approx 2mm in depth. Minute repaired vertical split about 2 cm in length in lower right hand corner of field. Original flatweave and knotted fringing at both ends, with some minor losses to fringes. Ends and flatweave are backed with cotton tape stitched down. Sides partially reovercast. Generally in excellent condition. A smart rug with unusual overall design.
"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 120.
Knot count: approximately 8/cm V; 7/cm H