3 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 80,500
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
AN AGRA CARPET
North India, Last Quarter 19th Century
Approximately 17 ft. 1 in. x 12 ft. 11 in. (521 cm. x 394 cm.)
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Late nineteenth century Agra carpets were largely made for export to the European markets and were produced in a variety of sizes and styles to reflect current decorative fashions. The designs were usually derived from Persian motifs like the overall herati design found in the Agra carpet offered here.
Anonymous, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 3 May 1958, Lot 214.
PROPERTY FROM THE DORIS DUKE COLLECTION AND THE NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION (LOTS 31-41)
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