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Treasures, Princely Taste: Sotheby’s London, 3 July

With just 49 high value objects dating from the Renaissance to the 20th century, Treasures 2013 at Sotheby’s in New Bond Street on 3 July presents an mix of furniture and decorative art. All augmented by royal, noble or historic provenances, the sale promises ‘a rich diversity in style and age’. Among the lots are three of special interest to HALI readers: a Brussels Biblical tapestry of ca. 1630-35; and two Classical carpets consigned by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection – the Yerkes-Remarque Mughal Hunting carpet from the first half of the 17th century, and the Jeziorak Kerman ‘vase’ carpet, also 17th century, which was last seen at Sotheby’s inaugural sale in Doha in March 2009, when it failed to sell against a considerably higher estimate.

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THE ‘JEZIORAK’ ‘VASE’ CARPET, PERSIA, PROBABLY KERMAN, 17th century.
Approximately 270 by 175cm., 8ft. 11in. by 5ft. 9in. SLO, 3 July 2013. Estimate: £250,000 – 350,000

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THE `YERKES-REMARQUE’ MUGHAL HUNTING CARPET, INDIA, first half 17th century. Approximately 473 by 200cm; 15ft. 6in., 6ft. 7in. SLO, 3 July 2013, Estimate: £100,000 – 150,000 

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A FLEMISH RENAISSANCE OLD TESTAMENT BIBLICAL TAPESTRY, PROBABLY `DAVID AND BATHSHEBA’, FROM THE SERIES THE STORY OF DAVID, BRUSSELS WORKSHOP, SECOND QUARTER 16TH CENTURY, CIRCA 1530-1535; UNIDENTIFIED DESIGNER AND WEAVER. Wool and silk, approximately 347cm. high, 400cm. wide; 11ft. 4in., 13ft. 1in.
SLO, 3 July 2013. Estimate: £300,000 – 500,000


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