10 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 97,250
Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000
A MASSIVE AGRA CARPET
NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1920
One patch of wear, border reduced, outside stripe re-attached on all four sides, light localised color run patch reweave, a few minor repairs
45ft.5in. x 27ft.8in. (1414cm. x 872cm.)
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The design of this carpet is a direct copy of a Persian, 16th century carpet that is in the Royal Palace, Stockholm and is illustrated by F.R.Martin, A History of Oriental Carpets, State and Court Printing Office, Vienna, 1908, pl.5.
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