Description: wool, pile
Dimensions: approximately 177 by 124cm; 5ft. 10in., 4ft. 1in.
Condition Report: Overall measurements: 117cm across the top, 124cm across the bottom, 177cm along the left, 174cm along the right. Flexible handle, generally even 1-2mm pile overall. There are scattered area of re-piling, for example within the main field central vertical orientation, probably from old fold damage. Longest two within centre approximately 15cm long and 14cm long. There are re-piles and re-woven sections to outer edges including outer most edge of guard stripe the length of right side. Along the lower edge there are minor repairs sections in the left hand corner and centre left side and centre with surface tinting. The left hand side also has sections of re-weave and re-piling. again with surface tinting on the outermost edges, visible as areas of slightly flatter colour. Later soumac overlocking to both ends with fringing of which lower left section is later. This an evocative piece of its type with classic field balanced by a particularly vibrant early and unusual border. It is in overall very good and honest condition for age.
"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."
Literature: Herrmann, Eberhart., Seltene Orientteppiche, V, 1983, Cat. No. 2, pp. 10-11.
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