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Lot 80: A BESSARABIAN KILIM, MOLDOVA OR UKRAINE |
November 1, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: wool, flatweave
327cm across the top (blue abrash), 320cm cross the bottom, 463cm the left hand side, 466cm the right hand side. This kilim is reversible with colour lighter on one side and brighter on the other, . However there is a yellow surface mark to the brighter side (situated centre right of central medallion), which is partially visible from the faded side and another less noticeable in the lower right corner. Evenly faded colour with vestiges of fringes at both ends. In overall very good condition, an unusually large kilim of striking design, a highly stylised version derived from 18th century French carpets. Ready to use, very decorative.
"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 466 by 327cm; 15ft. 3in., 10ft. 9in.