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Lot 73: A KARABAGH CARPET, SOUTH CAUCASUS |
01 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: wool, pile technique
Overall Measurements: 210cm across the top, 218cm across the bottom, 218cm horizontally through the middle, 560cm from the left hand side. 562cm from the right hand side, 551cm vertically through the centre. Dark brown pile heavilly oxidised throughout, pile otherwise varies from 3mm to knotbars. Areas of localised wear particularly where brown is most heavily oxidised. Would benefit from a clean and judicious conservation. Four quite poorly repaired splits, probably to adjust tension and foldwear. Two in left hand border horizontally each approx 55cm in length, one in right hand border approx 65cm length, one in centre of upper border approx. 40cm in length. Sidecords with later overcasting. Small repairs in outer guard stripe at lower end, scattered small reweaves throughout. Beautiful drawing and rendition of flowers.
"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."
Dimensions: approximately 562 by 218cm; 18ft. 5in., 7ft. 2in.