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Carpets fly at Austria Auction Company

The third instalment of Austria Auction Company‘s ‘Fine Antique Oriental Rugs’ auctions was held during the TKF/ICOC Vienna event on Tuesday 16 September 2014 at the Novomatic Forum, Vienna. Initial highlights of the sold lots in a generally very successful sale, including a world record breaking price for a Salor Turkmen main carpet, and one of the highest sums ever paid for a classical Caucasian carpet, are shown below.

Lot 48 <br> Lesghi rug, published in Schürmann “Caucasian Rugs”, 1990 plate 128, Caucasus dated by Schürmann 17th/18th century <br>Estimate: € 18,000 – 22,000

Lot 48
Lesghi rug, published in Schürmann “Caucasian Rugs”, 1990 plate 128, Caucasus dated by Schürmann 17th/18th century
Estimate: € 18,000 – 22,000
Sold €41,280

Lot 56 <br> Medallion Ushak, Turkey circa 1600<br>Estimate: € 40,000 – 50,000

Lot 56
Medallion Ushak carpet, Turkey circa 1600
Estimate: €40,000 – 50,000
Sold: €54,900

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Lot 85
Caucasian animal rug, published in Schürmann “Caucasian Rugs” plate 93 and Schürmann “Bilderbuch für Teppichsammler” 1960 plate 38, Caucasus dated by Schürmann 17th century
Estimate: € 80,000 – 100,000
Sold €170,800

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Lot 125
Salor “S” group main carpet published in “Turkmen” Mackie and Thompson, The Textile Museum 1980
Turkmenistan 18th century or earlier
Estimate: € 150,000 – 200,000
Sold €195,200

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Lot 133
Esfahan carpet fragment, Persia early 17th century
Estimate: € 40,000 – 50,000
Sold €54,900

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Lot 154
Star Ushak carpet, Turkey circa 1600
Estimate: € 90,000 – 110,000
Sold €122,000

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Lot 172
Kuba carpet. Caucasus, 18th century. 389 x 173 cm
Estimate €12,000 – 15,000
Sold €40,260

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Lot 182
Tekke chuval, Turkmenistan first half 19th century
Estimate: € 12,000 – 15,000
Sold €25,620

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