A TEKKE CARPET, WEST TURKESTAN
early 19th century
approximately 284 by 183cm; 8ft. 4in., 6ft excluding flatweave elems
Measurements include the flatwoven elems which are original, each elem is about 31cm in depth. pile section is 222 cm. Pile approximately 3-4 mm in depth. Beautiful condition. Minute amounts of weave and dirt on elems. Very good colour. Unusual spacing of border guls in end borders.
"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."
Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, 31 May 2014, lot 185.
With ten rows of four main guls and chemche secondary guls, together with a rich variety of well spaced motifs in the border and luminous colour; the outstanding condition enhances the whole.