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A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' NICHE RUG, WEST ANATOLIA

VAT reduced rateUK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Property from a Prominent Private Collection

A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' NICHE RUG, WEST ANATOLIA

A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' NICHE RUG, WEST ANATOLIA

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

5,625

GBP

Property from a Prominent Private Collection


A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' NICHE RUG, WEST ANATOLIA


late 17th century


approximately 132 by 102 cm.


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

Pile low, mainly worn to knotheads and with several areas of border rebuilt end guards rebuilt. Please request additional photographs from the department for images of restorations. Rug is woven in opposite direction to niche, as is typical


"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."

Property from a Collection, Sotheby's New York, December 15, 2000, lot 105

For an example of a double-niche 'Transylvanian' rug, also with a maize yellow ground, with a similar border, see Ionescu, Stefano, ed., Antique Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania, Rome 2005, p. 134, Cat. 129, from the Ev.Church, Rupea, Reps, inv. 48**. For an example with related spandrel decoration, with polychome palmettes and 'tulips', Ionesco, ibid., p. 149, Cat. 168, from the Hungarian Lutheran Church, Braşov, Brassó, Inv 1.