Description: size adjusted
Dimensions: approximately 417 by 219cm; 13ft. 8in., 7ft. 2in.
Condition Report: Overall measurements: 217cm across the top, 219cm across the bottom, 415cm the left hand side, 417cm the right hand side. Flexible handle. Generally even low pile down to knotbars overall. Scattered re-weaves and re-piles, especially within the lower border and the upper section. There is a vertical repair extending from centre of right hand side of lower border through the main field four fifths of the length of the carpet, approximately 307cm long. There are additional horizontal and vertical repairs generally, for example within the top third, including a horizontal inset within the top quadrant of the main field approx. 3cm by 100cm wide. The carpet is presently lined. With one bit of lining to corner loose so reverse of carpet visible. The carpet has been reduced in size. Additional photographs are available on request from the department. As this piece is of considerable age we would strongly recommend personal inspection to ensure you are happy with the condition and visual appearance. Beautiful and classical, drawing design with rare apple green border and striking red apple field.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Saleroom Notice: Please note that there may be restrictions on the import of property of Iranian origin into some or all member countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council. Any buyers planning to import property of Iranian origin into any of these countries should satisfy themselves of the relevant import regime. Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of such items into countries of the Gulf Co-Operation Council.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 14 October 1977, lot 5, catalogued as an 18th Lahore carpet
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