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Lot 87: A KHOTAN RUG, EAST TURKESTAN |
01 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: wool, pile
134cm across the top, 132cm across the bottom, 243cm the left hand side, 241cm the right hand side. With flexible handle. Pile 3-4mm at highest (within border) down to 1mm and knotheads generally across rest of rug. Some oxidisation to brown. Minor scattered small repairs. Losses at both ends. trimmed and overlocked. Vestiges of fringing in small sections of lower end. Partially original overcasting to sidecords, lacking in some section on each side. This is an unusual design with two spandrels and with rather unusual main border. A charming example.
"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 243 by 134cm; 8ft., 4ft. 5in.