29 April 2004
A LONG NINGXIA PILLAR CARPET
NORTH CHINA, MID 19TH CENTURY
The chocolate-brown field arranged with cloudbands and various Chinese antique emblems, a layered pelmet decorated with clouds and seed-pearl fringing above and a layered tan, golden yellow and indigo stylised pelmet below, localised areas of wear mainly in the central field, naturally corroded brown, a few knots missing at both ends
21ft.10in. x 4ft.4in. (664cm. x 132cm.)
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A similar piece, with related upper and lower borders, was sold in these Rooms, 17 October 2002, lot 60.
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