24 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
A TABRIZ CARPET AND A TABRIZ RUG
NORTH WEST PERSIA, CIRCA 1930
The shaded rust-red field with an overall design of palmettes linked by flowering vine, in an abrashed sky-blue palmette vine border between ivory floral meander stripes, light localised spots of wear; and a Tabriz rug, signed Benlian, North West Persia, circa 1930, the golden yellow field with a flowering tree issuing split-palmettes and exotic-headed animals, the linked pale blue spandrels filled with scrolling vine, in an ivory palmette vine border between indigo flowerhead stripes, overall very good condition
One: 9ft.7in. x 6ft.4in. (291cm. x 193cm.)
The other: 7ft.9in. x 5ft.9in. (236cm. x 175cm.) (2)
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Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 17 February 1983, lot 66.