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Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneFri, Sep 19, 2014 2:00 PM GMT

Fine Carpets, Textiles & Ethnographic Arts

Material Culture will auction 400+ lots of estate Oriental Carpets, Textiles, Ethnographic and Decorative Arts on Friday, September 19th, 10am est. Highlights include: a palatial 19th c. Turkish Oushak carpet (22' x 25') from a New Jersey estate; an assortmet of pre-Columbian and Near Eastern antiquities from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection; and a private estate collection of 54 antique and vintage Moroccan carpets, including many white ground Beni Ouraine carpets which are popular among collectors and designers today. Collectors of Chinese and Tibetan rugs and textiles will find a broad range of 17th to early 20th c. items, including a 17th C. Chinese Imperial Temple Rug, an 18th c. Ningxia runner fragment, a 19th C. Chinese Silk Meditation Shawl, and a 19th C. Chinese Silk Velvet Saddle Cover.