BOSTON – Skinner Inc. will conduct its semiannual sale of Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets on Dec. 5 beginning at noon Eastern. A full spectrum of palettes and patterns will be offered in room-size carpets, long rugs and saddlebags, and in every size and shape, all presented in Skinner’s Boston gallery at 63 Park Plaza. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
The sale features a large carpet from Harvard University and several from the estate of Milton Crouch of Burlington, Vt. From Harvard and measuring 26 feet 6 inches x 13 feet 9 inches is a Motasham Kashan carpet (lot 139, est. $25,000-$30,000) from the last quarter of the 19th century, Central Persia. The Crouch estate, which includes more than 30 rugs, is highlighted also by a Motasham Kashan carpet (lot 137, est. $20,000-$25,000) of the same region and period; a Northwest Persian Garrus Bidjar sampler (lot 81, est. $7,000-$9,000); and an 18th-century Chinese rug (lot 119, est. $5,000-$7,000).
Featured Persian rugs include a Bahkshaish carpet (lot 114, est. $15,000-$20,000); a Bidjar Carpet measuring 26 feet x 15 feet 4 inches (lot 43, est. $30,000-$50,000); a large Garrus Bidjar carpet (lot 140, est. $25,000-$30,000); and a Serapi (lot 136, est. $12,000-$15,000) all from the Northwest, last quarter of the 19th century. From the Southeast is a Kerman pictorial “World Leaders” rug (lot 120, est. $5,000-$7,000) and from the West is a Fereghan-Sarouk carpet (lot 138, est. $12,000-$15,000).
Other highlights include a Northeast Caucasus Kuba Kelim (lot 65, est. $6,000-$8,000); and two works from the Southwest Caucasus last quarter 19th century: a Lori Pambak Kazak rug (lot 129, est. $5,000-$7,000) and a Karachoph Kazak rug (lot 123, est. $7,000-$9,000). From West Anatolia is an Ushak medallion carpet (lot 115, est. $15,000-$20,000) and a Bergama prayer rug (lot 117, est. $10,000-$15,000). Rounding out the offerings is a room-sized Indian carpet from the last quarter of the 19th century (lot 113, est. $10,000-$15,000), and a Serab Runner (lot 147, est. $1,500-$2,500) formerly the property of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and sold from their collection by Sotheby’s, and including certificate of ownership.
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 4, from 2 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m.
For details phone 508-970-3247.
View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet during the sale at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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