NEW YORK— Bonhams will showcase a fine selection of rugs and carpets at the March 5 Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets auction. The international offerings range in date from the 19th to the 21st century, appealing to collectors and designers alike.
Highlighted in the sale is a unique Sultanabad carpet dating from the late 19th century (est. $45,000-55,000). This carpet has a gorgeous open ivory centre field, and superior wide green border. The sophisticated and unique colours, unusual size and excellent condition make this carpet is a rare find.
The sale's cover lot is a stunning Oushak carpet from West Anatolia (est.$50,000-70,000). Featuring exquisite colours, refined design elements and lush pile, this carpet is the perfect addition to any room. Also of note is a stylized early 20th century Donegal carpet (est.$8,500-10,000), with its bold Art Nouveau design.
"The world of carpet collecting is a rich and rewarding quest for the perfect piece," explains Hadji Rahimipour, Bonhams Director of Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets. "Whether you are looking for a rug, carpet or a runner, this sale has something to fit everyone's aesthetic."
Bonhams Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets sale will take place March 5 in New York, with a simulcast to Los Angeles. The sale will preview at Bonhams Los Angeles from February 15-17, and at Bonhams New York from March 2-5.
For more information, or to purchase a catalogue, please visit www.bonhams.com/auctions/20899
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