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Lot 53: A SOUMAK CARPET, EAST CAUCASUS |
November 1, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: wool, flatweave
222cm across the top, 216cm across the bottom, 274cm the left hand side, 278cm the right hand side. Extensive oxidisation to the dark browns with associated localised wear. There a few scattered repairs, including a small patch within the madder field of the top medallion and a cobbled amateur repair clearly visible by additional white stitching, right edge of lower medallion. The are some other scattered small repairs to the right of the central axis as visible in the photograph, inclusive of a small square patch within the top medallion, approx. 3cm by 3cm. Both ends with original knotted fringing. The top end with sections missing in both corners. Later overcast sidecords on right side, sidecords lacking on left side and there is a small area one third of the way up with a 'nick', approx 1cm in length in triangular shape and some some small holes. This is a lovely early example of its type, with beautiful field design and charming zigzag border.
"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 278 by 222cm; 9ft. 1in., 7ft. 3in.