• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7616

    Oriental Rugs and Carpets

    10 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    A "TRANSYLVANIAN" RUG

    WEST ANATOLIA, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A "TRANSYLVANIAN" RUG
    WEST ANATOLIA, 17TH CENTURY
    Evenly worn, corroded brown, areas of repiling and repair, selvages replaced, ends secured
    5ft.1in. x 4ft.2in. (155cm. x 127cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    This is a classic "Transylvanian" rug, so-called because the majority of them appear to have been made in West Anatolia for the export market to central Europe. For a fuller discussion please see the introduction to a collection of twelve such rugs offered in these Rooms, 13 April 2000, pp.60-61. The present rug has a greater number of smaller flowerheads helping form the central medallion than most other examples. The closest comparable in design, but not colour, is illustrated by Ferenc Batári, Ottoman Turkish Carpets, Budapest, 1994, p.138, pl.48.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.