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Henry’s Mutterstadt, Collector Carpets Auction, 1 June 2014

Henry’s auctioneers in Mutterstadt in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of southwestern Germany will hold a special sale of ‘Collector’s Carpets’ on the 1st of June.

By no means a household name on the oriental carpet circuit, this 200-lot sale includes several very good antique carpets, most notably lot 7057, a superb 18th century Yarkand wool carpet with the classic red ground, three-medallion, and reciprocal cloudhead border, in a German collection since the 1930s, which is estimated at just €15,ooo. Other lots include a good selection of 19th century Caucasian rugs, a similar number of fine Persian town carpets and larger decorative pieces, and several striking Luri kilims and gabbehs from southwest Persia, including a boldly colourful double-sided piece (lot 7074, estimate €5,000).


Lot 7057. Yarkand carpet, Xinjiang, ca. 1800 or earlier. Estimate €15,000


Lot 7024. Kazak Tree carpet, southwest Caucasus, 19th century. Estimate €3,000


Lot 7180. Konya long rug, central Anatolia, 19th century. Estimate €2000



Lot 7025. Şarköy prayer kilim, Thrace, 19th century. Estimate €1000


Lot 7034a. Karachov Kazak rug, southwest Caucasus, 19th century. Estimate €5,000


Lot 7074. Luri double-sided gabbeh, southwest Persia, 20th century

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Lot 7074. Luri double-sided gabbeh, southwest Persia, 20th century


Lot 7105. Qashqa’i gabbeh, southwest Persia, 19th/20th century


Lot 7112. Ningxia temple rug, northwest China, 19th century. Estimate €2000

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