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Lot 52: A SMALL MEDALLION USHAK RUG

Est: £30,000 GBP - £50,000 GBPSold:
Christie'sOctober 04, 2011London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

A SMALL MEDALLION USHAK RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, LATE 16TH CENTURY
Localised light wear and corrosion, a couple of old small repairs, edges slightly tattered
5ft.5in. x 3ft.5in. (164cm. x 105cm.)

Provenance

This rug was bought by Charles-Polycarpe Séchan (1803-1874), interior designer and theatre decorator. He was employed by the Ottoman sultan in 1853 for the decoration of the palace of Dolmabahce in Besiktas, the old serail (Topkapi Palace) and the theatre in Constantinople. After his death the majority of his collection, comprising 947 items, among which were Turkish and Persian carpets, was sold by the Hotel Druout in 1875. The Iznik tiles from his collection are today in the Musée de la Renaissance à Ecouen. This carpets was not included in the sale and has remained in the family ever since.

Notes

A SMALL MEDALLION USHAK RUG
WEST ANATOLIA, LATE 16TH CENTURY
Localised light wear and corrosion, a couple of old small repairs, edges slightly tattered
5ft.5in. x 3ft.5in. (164cm. x 105cm.)

Auction Details

Oriental Rugs and Carpets

by
Christie's
October 04, 2011, 12:00 AM GMT

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK