Results: Oriental Rugs & Carpets - London, 2 October 2012

The sale of Oriental Rugs & Carpets realised a total of £1,327,375/$2,142,383/€1,657,891.



               Sold:                         £1,327,375                       $2,142,383                                     €1,657,891

        Lots Sold: 107         Lots Offered: 161                 Sold by Lot: 66%                            Sold by £: 52%

Exchange Rate£:= $1.614 / €1.249







Estimate (£)







A large star Ushak carpet, West Anatolia, first half 16th century

80,000 - 120,000




A South Caucasian dragon carpet, probably Karabagh, late 18th century

40,000 - 60,000


US Private


A silk East Turkestan carpet, probably Yarkand, circa 1800

30,000 - 40,000


European Private


Comment: William Robinson, Senior Director, Islamic Art, Rugs and Carpets:

“The sale of ‘Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ saw a lively saleroom with strong activity on many lots. Although we experienced selective bidding in certain areas, there was particular interest and active bidding for finely woven Persian town rugs and carpets and for Turkish village rugs.”


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