25 October 2007
A LARGE BAKSHAISH CARPET
WEST PERSIA, DATED AH 1321/1903 AD
Localised light wear, minute spot repairs, touches of repiling
20ft. x 13ft.11in. (609cm. x 425cm.)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The signature cartouche reads; 'Gift from the Tibriz-Khana of Karbala'i Ahmad for His Excellency, the most Glorious Master Sharaf al-Dawlah, [this] was woven in Shawwal, the year AH 1321'.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The New York City-based interior designer selects his favourite pieces from the Rockefeller Collection
Specialist Louise Broadhurst advises on everything from the identification of natural dyes to finding the right setting on your vacuum cleaner
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art