NEW YORK – Jasper52 will roll out a wonderful selection of antique and vintage rugs on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in an online-only auction featuring more than 100 lots. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers. Any rug purchased in the sale will be shipped free of charge anywhere in the contiguous United States.
Crafted and woven in village workshops, the rugs provide a visual history of their various cultures. For centuries, collectors and decorators alike have marveled at the variety and intricacy of designs such as those seen in this auction. Whether tribal, floral or geometric, each rug conveys a sense of elegance and refinement, but beauty aside, these carpets are also utilitarian. They were made to last.
Lot 3, a genuine, one-of-a-kind Turkish Oushak wool rug, was made in 1920 using centuries-old Persian weaving techniques. It would have taken months to hand-knot a rug like this one, as it was intended for a very large room. It measures a full 16ft 8in x 19ft 1in., and is expected to make $20,000-$24,000 at auction.
Lot 61, a fine and rare antique Persian Senneh rug was made circa 1870, partially from camel hair. It measures 14ft square overall, and with its mostly neutral tones of tan and brown with blue border accents, it would be compatible with almost any motif. Estimate: $17,000-$20,000
An extraordinary, one-of-a-kind authentic antique Persian palace-size garden rug, entered as Lot 103, was made by master weavers circa 1900. It is 100% hand-knotted of Kurk wool. The spectacular array of reds, blues, golds and beiges merge to create an exquisite and rich mosaic. Impressively sized at 15ft x 22ft and simply astonishing in its quality, the rug is estimated at $17,000-$20,000.
Yet another auction highlight immediately follows. Offered together, a pair of exquisite circa-1930 Azarbaijan Tabriz rugs exhibit artistry of such a high standard, they are deemed “irreplaceable.” Each measures 5ft x 7ft and was created in a colorway that compatibly blends Persian and navy blue with red, cream and secondary earth tones. A winning bid in the range of $21,000-$25,000 is anticipated.
The Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 online-only auction through LiveAuctioneers will begin at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.