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    Sale 7616

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    10 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 167

    A SILK AND METAL-THREAD PEKING CARPET

    NORTH CHINA, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SILK AND METAL-THREAD PEKING CARPET
    NORTH CHINA, CIRCA 1900
    Overall excellent condition
    11ft.7in. x 7ft.1in. (352cm. x 215cm.)


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    The five Chinese characters read as,The heated chamber of Ningshou Palace. The Ningshou Palace, usually translated in English as the Palace of Tranquil Longevity, was where the Qianlong Emperor (1736-95) resided within the Forbidden City after his abdication until his death in 1799.

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