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AN AGRA CARPET, NORTH INDIA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

AN AGRA CARPET, NORTH INDIA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

AN AGRA CARPET, NORTH INDIA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot sold:

56,700

GBP

Property from a Private Collection


AN AGRA CARPET, NORTH INDIA, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY


approximately 501 by 454cm.

Detailed dimensions: Right hand side 501cm; Left hand side 501cm; Middle – 500cm.; Across Top: 441cm; Across Bottom: 454cm.

Pile in exceptionally good condition. 7-8 mm in depth. Field an unusual abrashed teal. Ends with vestiges of original flatweave at lower end and knot heads with some losses to outermost rows of knots and two small reweaves along the lower edge, one approx. 5 x 4 cm. one approximately 7 x 1.5cm. Upper end with knot tails removed. Some minor discolouration to cotton. Side cords overcast probably original with some very minor losses. Overall, in outstanding condition with lustrous wool and beautifully spaced overall design. Some minute areas of old moth damage in outer beige guard stripe on lower left-hand side, hardly show due to depth of pile. On the back labelled - retailed by F J HAKIMIAN INC New York.


"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."

Labelled 'Retailed by F J HAKIMIAN INC New York'.

A beautiful example of an Agra carpet, with an unusual light teal ground colour, in outstanding condition. The design is derived from the overall arabesque trellis and shrub carpets, exemplified by the Lady Dudley Shrub Carpet, produced in the 'Vase technique' in 17th century Iran. The border similarly takes its inspiration from classical Persian carpets.