• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 202

    AN ISFAHAN CARPET

    CENTRAL PERSIA, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ISFAHAN CARPET
    Central Persia, 17th Century
    Approximately 16 ft. 2 in. (493 cm.) x 6 ft. 8 in. (203 cm.)


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    Provenance

    According to museum records, from the Madame Humbert Collection.
    Purchased from Vitall Benguiat, New York.
    William A. Clark, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART TO BENEFIT THE AQUISITION FUND


    Literature

    Illustrated Handbook of The W.A. Clark Collection, Washington, D.C., 1928, p. 73.
    'Carpets for the Great Shah', The Corcoran Gallery of Art Bulletin, Vol 2, No. 1, October 1948, p. 15, no. P10.