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Oriental Rugs & Carpets at Skinner


Lot 139, Shahrisyabz Suzani, Uzbekistan, c. 1880, 7 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. 9 in., estimate $7,000-9,000

Skinner’s Boston sale of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on March 28th, assembled by Lawrence Kearney, features more than 300 lots of antique rugs, carpets, and textiles from most major areas of the ‘Rug Belt’ – the Caucusus, Persia, Turkey, India, Central Asia, Xiunjiang and China. Among the  likely highlights are an early Karachov Kazak, a Tekke Turkmen ‘animal-tree’ ensi, a group of Ottoman embroideries, a collection of early Kashmir shawls, a number of 19th century Central Asian embroideries, a pair of Chinese pillar rugs, and a wide range of excellent antique furnishing carpets, all at inviting  estimates.


Lot 179, Fachralo Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, third quarter 19th century, 4 ft. 1 in. x 3 ft. 7 in., estimate $2,000-2,500


Lot 142 (detail), Kashmir Long Shawl, North India, c. 1815, 9 ft. 8 in. x 3 ft. 10 in., estimate $1,000-1,200


Lot 119, Luri Gabbeh Rug, late 19th century, 6 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft. 3 in., estimate $2,500-3,000


Lot 115, Karachov Kazak Rug, Southwest Caucasus, mid-19th century, 7 ft. 4 in. x 5 ft. 10 in., estimate $10,000-12,000


Lot 131, Tekke “Animal Tree” Engsi, West Turkestan, mid-19th century, 5 ft. x 3 ft. 11 in., estimate $8,000-10,000


Lot 129, Beshir Prayer Rug, West Turkestan, mid-19th century, 5 ft. 1 in. x 2 ft. 10 in., estimate $2,000-2,500


Lot 104, Central Anatolian Rug, late 17th/early 18th century, 5 ft. 7 in. x 3 ft. 11 in., estimate $8,000-10,000


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