Fit for a country estate

Fit for a country estate

Highlights from our upcoming Rugs and Carpets sale, shot on location at Strawberry Hill — one of England’s finest country homes

Situated just outside of London, Strawberry Hill House was once the residence of Horace Walpole — son of Sir Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of Britain. Built in stages from 1749, today, the property is considered to be Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture. Once home to Walpole’s vast collection of art and antiquities, here, it becomes the setting for extraordinary rugs and carpets from our upcoming sale, at Christie’s London on 19 April.

The Alice de Rothschild ‘Vase’ carpets. A Kirman Vase carpet fragment south east Persia, mid 17th century. 6ft.9 in. x 9ft.5 in. (205 cm. x 286 cm.). Estimate. £250,000-350,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
The Alice de Rothschild ‘Vase’ carpets. A Kirman 'Vase' carpet fragment south east Persia, mid 17th century. 6ft.9 in. x 9ft.5 in. (205 cm. x 286 cm.). Estimate. £250,000-350,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
The Alice de Rothschild ‘Vase’ carpets. A Kirman Vase carpet south east Persia, late 17th century. 8ft.3 in. x 5ft. (251 cm. x 151 cm.). Estimate. £1,000,000-1,500,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
The Alice de Rothschild ‘Vase’ carpets. A Kirman 'Vase' carpet south east Persia, late 17th century. 8ft.3 in. x 5ft. (251 cm. x 151 cm.). Estimate. £1,000,000-1,500,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
A north west Persian runner late 18thearly 19th century. 19ft. x 3ft.6 in. (578 cm. x 107 cm.). Estimate. £12,000-16,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
A north west Persian runner late 18th/early 19th century. 19ft. x 3ft.6 in. (578 cm. x 107 cm.). Estimate. £12,000-16,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
The Alice de Rothschild ‘Vase’ carpets. A Kirman Vase carpet fragment south east Persia, late 16th century. 10ft.1 in. x 6ft.5 in. (306 cm. x 196 cm.). Estimate. £400,000-600,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
The Alice de Rothschild ‘Vase’ carpets. A Kirman 'Vase' carpet fragment south east Persia, late 16th century. 10ft.1 in. x 6ft.5 in. (306 cm. x 196 cm.). Estimate. £400,000-600,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
The Mount Congreve Agra Carpet north India, circa 1880. 17ft.1 in. x 14ft.3 in. (519 cm. x 434 cm.). Estimate. £40,000-60,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
The Mount Congreve Agra Carpet north India, circa 1880. 17ft.1 in. x 14ft.3 in. (519 cm. x 434 cm.). Estimate. £40,000-60,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
An Akstafa runner. East Caucasus, circa 1870. 10 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft. (315 cm. x 121 cm.). Estimate. £6,000-10,000; A Fachralo rug. South Caucasus, circa 1860. 7 ft. 9 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. (266 cm. x 168 cm.). Estimate. £8,000-12,000. These pieces are offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
An Akstafa runner. East Caucasus, circa 1870. 10 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft. (315 cm. x 121 cm.). Estimate. £6,000-10,000; A Fachralo rug. South Caucasus, circa 1860. 7 ft. 9 in. x 5 ft. 6 in. (266 cm. x 168 cm.). Estimate. £8,000-12,000. These pieces are offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
A Sultanabad carpet. West Persia, circa 1890. 16 ft. 6 in. x 13 ft. 11 in. (500 cm. x 425 cm.). Estimate. £12,000-18,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
A Sultanabad carpet. West Persia, circa 1890. 16 ft. 6 in. x 13 ft. 11 in. (500 cm. x 425 cm.). Estimate. £12,000-18,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
A large double medallion Ushak carpet. West Anatolia, 17th century. 24 ft. 8 in. x 12 ft. 5 in. (750 cm. x 379 cm.). Estimate. £60,000-80,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
A large double medallion Ushak carpet. West Anatolia, 17th century. 24 ft. 8 in. x 12 ft. 5 in. (750 cm. x 379 cm.). Estimate. £60,000-80,000. This piece is offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London
A Seychour runner. East Caucasus, late 19th century. 9 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. (293 cm. x 102 cm.). Estimate. £7,000-10,000; A Kuba runner. East Caucasus, circa 1870. 9 ft. 11 in. x 2 ft. 11 in. (300 cm. x 89 cm.). Estimate. £8,000-12,000. These pieces are offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London


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A Seychour runner. East Caucasus, late 19th century. 9 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. (293 cm. x 102 cm.). Estimate. £7,000-10,000; A Kuba runner. East Caucasus, circa 1870. 9 ft. 11 in. x 2 ft. 11 in. (300 cm. x 89 cm.). Estimate. £8,000-12,000. These pieces are offered in Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 19 April at Christie’s in London