Overall measurements: 99cm across the top, 99cm across the bottom, 141cm the left hand side, 139cm the right hand side.
Pile approximately 3mm down to knotheads in areas, largely visible from the photograph. Approximately 4cm of upper edge is rebuilt and new plain weave and fringing and with some further re-piling within the stars in the upper border. Lower end with outer zigzag guardstripe approximately 2-3mm rebuilt and new madder flatweave and warp fringing, lower right hand corner tip reconstructed including blue star. Some dark spotting in the lower end of the mihrab, as visible in the illustration, and some spot foundation visible due to oxidisation of dark browns with associated areas of wear. Minor spot re-piling elsewhere. Rug is now in sound and ready to use condition but would probably benefit from a professional clean.
"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."