For the past decade, Christie’s has dominated the market for carpets. We have held nearly all the records for the category, including the world auction records for European, Indian and Persian carpets: an exquisite Kirman vase carpet for (pounds) 6.2 million (49.6 million), in April 2010, and a silk Isfahan rug for $4.5 million in June 2008.
Christie's offers 16th-century to mid-20th-century woven rugs and carpets from Europe, Turkey, Persia, Asia, the Caucasus and Turkmenistan. Twice a year, in London, we offer carpets in our Oriental Rugs and Carpets sales; in New York, carpets are featured in our sales The Opulent Eye and The Connoisseur’s Eye and in our Interiors sales. Carpets also feature in Paris Furniture and Interiors sales and in our specialized House Sales in Europe, England and New York.