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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 38

    AN AGRA CARPET

    NORTH INDIA, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Anonymous, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 3 May 1958, Lot 214.


    Pre-Lot Text

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