Skinner to roll out 50 room-size carpets at Oct. 23 Oriental rug sale
Of the room-size carpets up for bid, three from northwest Persia are featured items of the sale: a Serapi from the last quarter of the 19th century is estimated at $25,000-$30,000; another Serapi dated 1913 is expected to sell between $40,000 and $50,000; and a Tabriz from the last quarter of the 19th century is estimated at $30,000-$40,000. From the same region is a Bahkshaish carpet, 14 feet by 11 feet, estimated at $12,000-$15,000; a Bidjar set to sell between $5,000 and $7,000; and a Serapi, late 19th century, estimated at $10,000 to $12,000. From Southeast Persia is a fine Kerman silk pictorial rug, likely portraying the Greek mythological story Leda and the Swan. In this myth, Zeus, in the form of a swan, came to seduce Leda, wife of Tynareus, king of Sparta. The weaving is estimated at $12,000-$15,000.
Out of Anatolia from the southwest is a Melas prayer rug from the second half of the 19th century, estimated at $2,000-$2,500, and from the west a Ushak carpet, 14 feet by 10 feet, estimated at $8,000 to $12,000, coming from the collection of the Roma W. Leland Trust, Washington Court House, Ohio.
East Caucasus weavings are represented with a Marasali prayer rug, also from the Leland Trust, estimated at $4,000-$6,000, and an Akstafa prayer rug going for $3,500-$4,500. From the southwest is a Sewan Kazak estimated at $7,000-$9,000 and a Fachralo Kazak estimated at $5,000-$7,000. From the northeast are two Kuba rugs, one from the second half of the 19th century, estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and the other from the third quarter of the 19th century and estimated at $5,000-$7,000.
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 2 to 5 p.m.; on Friday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m.
For details log onto www.skinnerinc.com or call 508-970-3000.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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