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Of Royal and Noble Descent, Sotheby’s London, 24 February

Among the wide range of consignments, including paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, jewellery, objets d’art, and luxury curiosities, ‘all descending from or with a strong connection to royal and aristocratic European collections’, to be offered in Sotheby’s ‘Of Royal and Noble Descent’ sale on 24 February 2015 is a small group of oriental and European carpets. In addition to a very typical small format 17th century red-ground Esfahan carpet,  lot  221, estimated at only £7,000-9,000, as well as a circa 1800 Chinese medallion carpet, lot 222  (estimate £2,000-4,000), both from a South German private collection, there is a small group of 19th century East Caucasian rugs (one Shirvan and three blue-ground Talish long rugs, lots 223-226) consigned as the ‘property of a lady’, at extremely inviting estimates.

Lot 221

LOT 221. Esfahan rug, central Persia, 17th century, approximately 222 by 146cm; 7ft. 3in., 4ft. 9in. Sotheby’s, Of Royal and Noble Descent, London , 24 Feb 2015. Estimate: £7,000-9,000

Lot 222

LOT 222. Chinese carpet, circa 1800, approximately 341 by 310cm; 11ft. 2in. by 10ft. 2in. Sotheby’s, Of Royal and Noble Descent, London , 24 Feb 2015. Estimate: £2,000-4,000

Lot 225

LOT 225. Shirvan rug, east Caucasus, circa 1880, approximately 176 by 127cm; 5ft. 9in., 4ft. 2in. Sotheby’s, Of Royal and Noble Descent, London , 24 Feb 2015. Estimate: £1,800-2,800

Lot 224

LOT 224. Talish long rug, southeast Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, approximately 241 by 98cm; 7ft. 11in., 3ft. 2in. Sotheby’s, Of Royal and Noble Descent, London , 24 Feb 2015. Estimate: £800-1,200

Lot 223

LOT 223. Talish long rug, southeast Caucasus, late 19th century, approximately 229 by 118cm; 7ft. 6in., 3ft. 10in. Sotheby’s, Of Royal and Noble Descent, London , 24 Feb 2015. Estimate: £800-1,200

Lot 226

LOT 226. TALISH LONG RUG, SOUTHEAST CAUCASUS, last quarter 19th century, approximately 258 by 107cm; 8ft. 5in., 3ft. 6in. Sotheby’s, Of Royal and Noble Descent, London , 24 Feb 2015. Estimate: £2,500-4,500

Lot 227

LOT 227. AFSHAR GALLERY CARPET, SOUTH PERSIA, circa 1920, approximately 590 by 238cm; 19ft. 4in., 7ft. 9in. Sotheby’s, Of Royal and Noble Descent, London , 24 Feb 2015. Estimate: £2,000-4,000


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