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    Sale 2006

    Oriental Rugs And Carpets Including Property From The Doris Duke Collection And The Newport Restoration Foundation

    3 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    A ZIEGLER CARPET

    SULTANABAD DISTRICT, WEST PERSIA, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ZIEGLER CARPET
    Sultanabad District, West Persia, Last Quarter 19th Century
    Approximately 13 ft. 10 in. x 7 ft. 9 in. (422 cm. x 236 cm.)


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    Many villages in the Arak region of central Persia had a thriving industry of carpet weaving at the end of the 19th century and the most notable area is Sultanabad. Ziegler & Co was responsible for some of the finest Sultanabad carpets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This example typifies the strengths of Ziegler carpets. The soft, mellow colors and open field with vertical floral design are modifications of traditional Persian motifs and would have appealed to the firm's European clients.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE DORIS DUKE COLLECTION AND THE NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION (LOTS 31-41)