NEW YORK – More than 200 handmade rugs—antique, vintage and modern—will be offered in a Jasper52 online auction Tuesday, Nov. 13. Sizes range from prayer rugs and runners to palace-size carpets. Estimates start at $800 and rise to nearly $100,000. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
Rich, vivid colors are present in a room-size Heriz rug, a finely woven Persian Serapi Karaje (above). Made circa 1890, the carpet measures 11 feet 6 inches by 18 feet. It carries an $11,000-$13,000 estimate.
Bigger still at at 13 feet 7 inches by 19 feet 4 is a Persian signed antique Lavar Kerman rug (below). This traditionally styled rug dates to the turn of the 20th century and has a $35,000-$41,000 estimate.
“Hakim Omar Khayyam’s Feast” is depicted on a unique pictorial Persian Tabriz rug that measures 6 feet 6 inches by 9 feet 7 inches. Although this colorful rug was women circa 1970, it features 100 percent vegetable dye and natural wool pile. It remains in excellent condition and has an $8,000-$9,000 estimate.
Animal subjects were incorporated into the design of a circa 1910s imperial Persian Tabriz rug that measures 9 feet 2 inches by 13 feet. This rare rug is finely woven from kork wool, which is the finest quality wool obtained from the shoulder and flanks of shearling lambs. The condition of this rug is described as lightly used. It is expected to sell for $13,000-$16,000.
The city of Sultanabad, now known as Arak, became a major center of rug production in the second half of the 19th century. Dating to the 1870s is a Persian Sultanabad rug having a geometric design and the popular rose red color accented with blue. This rug measures 9 feet, 8 inches by 17 feet and has a $31,000-$37,000 estimate.
From the Indian city of Agra, home of the famous Taj Mahal, is an oversize Oriental rug measuring 15 feet 10 inches by 26 feet 1 inch. Woven circa 1880-1900, the rug has a $38,000-$46,000 estimate.
Also featured is an early 1900s Chinese Nichols rug in an Art Deo dragon design, 12 feet 5 inches by 19 feet. Said to be in mint condition, the rug has an $82,000-$98,000 estimate.
The Jasper52 auction of Premier Antique, Vintage & Modern Rugs will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern time.