Skinner will bring over 400 Turkish, Caucasian, Persian, and Chinese rugs to auction in the upcoming online sale. Among the featured items is a room-sized Bakshaish carpet from the 1880s. Made in today’s northwestern Iran, Bakshaish rugs are known for their rustic, tribal influences and noteworthy craftsmanship. This decorative carpet has an intricate red and black inner border surrounding a geometric center. A silk and metal thread carpet from Imperial China has a contrasting style. Made around 1900, this rug has bold yellow, orange, red, and blue stripes covering its border. Dragon and cloud motifs cover the field of the rug in an allover design.
Also from China is a pair of Ningxia pillar rugs. One of the oldest known Chinese styles, Ningxia carpets are characterized by their understatement and formality. Each pillar rug in this sale measures almost seven feet long and shows two opposing dragons. It was sourced from the noted Sandra Whitman Collection. Several smaller rugs are also available in this sale, including an antique Konya-Ladik prayer rug. Though the top left corner is missing, the rug’s characteristic stepped arch design is still visible. Swedish cushion covers, samples of Moroccan embroidery, and silk needlepoint Uzbek belts complete the auction. Visit Bidsquare to browse the full catalog and register to bid online.
# of Lots:406
Price Range:$250 - $18,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Silk and Metal Thread Imperial Carpet||
|Pair of Ningxia Pillar Rugs||
|Konya-Ladik Prayer Rug||
|Complete Swedish Cushion||
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