• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 343

    A KURDISH GALLERY CARPET

    NORTHWEST PERSIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A KURDISH GALLERY CARPET
    Northwest Persia, Late 18th Century
    Approximately 23 ft. 11 in. (729 cm.) x 7 ft. (213 cm.)


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    While Kurdish carpets of the 18th century are known for their wonderful colors, this carpet is truly extraordinary. Among those used are deep emerald green, aubergine, mustard yellow, bright blue, and creamy ivory. This lot demonstrates the conversation between Kurdish carpets of this period and their classical Isfahan predecessors of the pervious century. The border with its bracket leaves is derived from those seen in lots 31, 129, 131, and 205. The bold palmettes recall those in lots 131 and 203.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Corcoran Gallery of Art to Benefit the Acquisition Fund