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A COUPLED-COLUMN NICHE RUG, CENTRAL ANATOLIA, PROBABLY KONYA

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Property from a Prominent Private Collection

A COUPLED-COLUMN NICHE RUG, CENTRAL ANATOLIA, PROBABLY KONYA

A COUPLED-COLUMN NICHE RUG, CENTRAL ANATOLIA, PROBABLY KONYA

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,750

GBP

Property from a Prominent Private Collection


A COUPLED-COLUMN NICHE RUG, CENTRAL ANATOLIA, PROBABLY KONYA


18th century


approximately 153 by 117 cm.


Please note: Condition 9 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers for this sale is not applicable to this lot.

Overall measurements: 117cm across the top, 114cm across the bottom, 153cm the left hand side, 141cm the right hand side.


Half of the right hand border, lower edge of field, lower border up to second rosette on left hand side is re-woven, as visible from illustration. Spot re-piling through the centre of mihrab probably from old moth damage - also visible from image, probably a different generation from border re-weaving. Small number of scattered spot repairs in remainder of rug. Upper end guard removed, lower one never woven? Otherwise, extant rug is in good condition for age. Pile is 1-2mm with good clear colour and crisp drawing, including a good dark aubergine.


"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."

Acquired June 2, 1949 by the Bernheimer Family

The Bernheimer Family Collection of Carpets, Christie's, London, 14 February 1996, lot 144.

Bernheimer, Otto, Alte Teppiche des 16-18 Jahrhunderts der Firma L. Bernheimer, Munich, 1959, pl. 40

Exhibition Review, Hali, Vol. 1, no. 3, 1978, p. 300, fig. 3.

This coupled column prayer rug is an interesting example of the type with unusual border design, the overall stemming from the earlier Ottoman court column rugs. A comparison for the present lot can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, acc. no. 1974.149.18 formerly Joseph V. McMullan collection. Both examples share the deep red field with well-articulated narrow ivory columns, though with differing borders. A rug with comparable borders is published in Christopher Alexander’s book, Alexander. C., A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets, New York, 1993, pp. 318 & 319.