Bonhams Oriental Rugs and Carpets sale in Los Angeles and San Francisco, 29 July 2013
Alone among the major international auction houses, Bonhams still has dedicated North American sales of Oriental rugs and carpets, mainly in their West Coast salerooms, but also occasionally in New York. The content of the sales, which are catalogued by Hadji Rahimpour, is mainly aimed at the decorative market, but occasional collectables also get a look-in. Below we show a selection of lots that will be offered simultaneously at Bonhams’ Oriental Rugs and Carpets sale in Los Angeles and
San Francisco on Monday 29 July 2013.
Lot 1115. Marasali Shirvan rug, northeast Caucasus, circa 1850. approximately 4ft. x 4ft. 10in. US$7,500-8,500
Lot 1196. Baluch rug, Northeast Persia, late 19th century, approximately 3ft. 1in. x 6ft. 2in. US$800-1,200
Lot 1185. Tabriz carpet, Northwest Persia, late 19th century, approximately 10ft. x 13ft. , US$5,000-6,000
Lot 1178. Sultanabad carpet, Central Persia, late 19th century, approximately 9ft. 10in. x 12ft. US$8,000-12,000
Lot 1176, Middle Amu Darya Turkmen (Beshir) chuval, Turkmenistan, late 19th century, approximately 5ft. 10in x 3ft. 4in. US$2,500-3,500
Lot 1120. Khotan carpet, Xinjiang, circa 1890, approximately 8ft. 6in. x 15ft. 6in. US$9,000-12,000
Lot 1163. Tekke Turkmen ensi, Turkmenistan, late 19th century, approximately 3ft. 10in. x 5ft. US$700-900
Lot 1020. Qashqa’i rug, Southwest Persia, circa 1890, approximately 5ft. 6in. x 9ft. 4in. US$3,000-5,000
Lot 1038. Kazak rug, southwest Caucasus, circa 1880, approximately 5ft. x 8ft.
Lot 1092. Sultanabad carpet, West central Persia, late 19th century, approximately 9ft. x 13ft. US$9,000-12,000
Lot 1119. Kazak rug, southwest Caucasus, late 19th century, approximately 6ft. x 10ft. US$5,500-6,500