28 April 2005
A PEKING CARPET
NORTH CHINA, CIRCA 1900
The ink-blue field scattered with various antique Chinese emblems and flowering vases with a floral spray and wave-motif frame, a small cartouche at either end with three Chinese characters which read, "Happiness, Wealth and Longevity", in an oatmeal angular vine, key-pattern and Chinese "hundred antiques" motif border between an inner reciprocal geometric and plain outer ink-blue stripe, a few small localised spots of wear, lightly corroded colours, scattered small repairs and patch reweaves
11ft.7in. x 8ft.6in. (351cm. x 258cm.)
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