• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 2292

    Christie's Interiors

    2 - 3 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 513

    A FINNISH RUG,

    DATED 1807

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FINNISH RUG,
    Dated 1807
    Approximately 5ft. 4in. x 3ft. 8in. (162cm. x 112cm.)


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    Early Finnish rugs, or "ryor" were mainly used as cushion or seat covers, rather than for the floor. Dated 1807, this lot displays the best characteristics found in these rare Finnish weavings, including bright, colorful stylized floral arrangements (here tulips), within a geometric border. Many of these ryor were woven as part of the bridal dowry and were handed down from generation to generation. For a very similar example please see U. T. Sirelius, Finlands Ryor, Helsingfors, 1924, pl. LX.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 513)