Lot 740: Kermanshah carpet, southeast persia, circa 2nd half 19th century,Platinum House
October 10, 2012
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
southeast persia, circa 2nd half 19th century
13 ft. 4 in. x 9 ft. 8 in.
Carpet in generally poor condition with extensive wear to pile revealing foundation in areas and remaining wool reduced to a velvet-like texture; there is a roughly 1.5" x .75" hole near top left corner; bottom of carpet particularly vulnerable: there is a square piece of bottom left corner missing, a palm-sized patch and other minor losses and/or repairs along bottom; back of carpet at bottom has adhesive residue and is particularly brittle
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