Nazmiyal Auctions Presents Timeless Antique, Vintage, & Modern Rugs in Early June Sale

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Timeless craftsmanship awaits in the upcoming Fine & Decorative Antique, Vintage & Modern Rugs sale by Nazmiyal Auctions. The sale presents an array of antique, vintage, and modern rugs, from around the world. The Fine & Decorative Antique, Vintage & Modern Rugs sale particularly highlights antique Persian rugs. This auction will begin live on June 2, 2024 at 12:00 PM EDT. Online bidding options are available at Nazmiyal Auctions

Leading the sale is a vivid orange Persian silk Tabriz Haji Jalili carpet (lot #265; estimate: USD $40,000 – $60,000). Haji Jalili carpets like this one feature intricate designs with a high level of detail. Haji Jalili carpets are also known for their high knot density, typically very fine, resulting in a luxurious texture. This antique pure silk Tabriz was likely knotted in the workshop of the great Persian master of the 19th century: Haji Jalili. The carpet features intricate floral patterns in pale colors as borders and a large medallion style in the middle. This piece is in excellent condition with the vivid orange surrounding the central medallion.

Large Antique Persian Silk Tabriz Haji Jalili Carpet 16 ft x 10 ft 10 in (4.88 m x 3.3 m)
Large Antique Persian Silk Tabriz Haji Jalili Carpet 16 ft x 10 ft 10 in (4.88 m x 3.3 m)

A large antique Persian Tabriz rug measuring 19 feet 6 inches by 12 feet 10 inches is especially notable in the catalog (lot #324; estimate: $30,000 – $40,000). This rug is a typical example of Persian rugs woven in Tabriz, the capital of the East Azerbaijan province in northwest Iran. Tabriz is one of the oldest rug weaving centers and makes a range of carpets. The available rug is adorned with traditional ornamental patterns, with red and navy blue colors in the background. The available Tabriz has incredibly fine knots, usually cotton or silk with 110 raj to 24 raj. Raj is the unit of knot density per seven centimeters of the widths of the rug. It shows the rigidity of the rug or carpet based on the number of strings used for the foundation.

Large Antique Persian Tabriz Rug 19 ft 6 in x 12 ft 10 in (5.94 m x 3.91 m)

Among European lots, an antique 17th-century Transylvanian rug measuring 5 feet 9 inches by 4 feet 2 inches stands out (lot #207; estimate: $15,000 – $20,000). The political position of Transylvania bridged the cultural gap between the Christian monarchies of Hungary (later, Habsburg) and the Islamic Ottoman Empire. Thus, the Churches preserved 15th to 17th-century Islamic rugs as a symbol of cultural heritage. The available rug is a rare piece with double niches, known from Transylvania. Features of double niche rugs are borders of oblong, angular cartouches whose centers are filled with stylized, counterchanging floral motifs, sometimes interspersed with shorter stellated rosettes or cartouches. 

Antique 17th century Transylvanian Rug 5 ft 9 in x 4 ft 2 in (1.75 m x 1.27 m)
Antique 17th century Transylvanian Rug 5 ft 9 in x 4 ft 2 in (1.75 m x 1.27 m)

Additional lots of interest in this auction include: 

  • A large vase design antique Persian Sarouk Farahan Rug measuring 18 feet 6 inches by 12 feet 3 inches (lot #303; estimate: $30,000 – $40,000) 
  • An antique Art Nouveau Irish Donegal rug measuring 17 feet by 10 feet 2 inches (lot #218; estimate: $20,000 – $30,000)
  • A silk vintage Persian Qum rug measuring 10 feet 2 inches by 6 feet 8 inches (lot #165; estimate: $15,000 – $20,000) 
  • A rare ivory background antique Caucasian Kuba rug measuring 5 feet by 3 feet 10 inches (lot #203; estimate: $2,000 – $4,000) 
  • An antique Persian Bakshaish rug measuring 5 feet by 3 feet (lot #201; estimate: $2,000 – $3,000)

Nazmiyal Auctions is a global leader in vintage, antique, and decorative rugs and carpets. It is a division of the Nazmiyal Collection of Manhattan, New York. Established in 1980, Nazmiyal Antique Rugs has become a renowned dealer of Oriental and Persian rugs. The company expanded to offer auctions in 2002. Before every sale, Nazmiyal’s experienced antique and vintage rug experts curate quality items from the Nazmiyal Collection and countless private collections worldwide. Nazmiyal also works with trusted sellers to offer masterpieces at competitive prices. The Manhattan gallery displays rugs from every era, culture, size, and style.The sale of Fine & Decorative Antique, Vintage & Modern Rugs will begin at 12:00 PM EDT on Sunday, June 2, 2024. To view the complete catalog and register to bid, visit Nazmiyal Auctions.

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