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OTTOMAN CARPETS IN THE XVIII CENTURY



 


A YELLOW GROUND KONYA RUNNER
CENTRAL ANATOLIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY


Price Realized 22,500 ($37,373)
Estimate 18,000 - 24,000 ($29,808 - $39,744)

Sale Information
CHRISTIES SALE 1519
ORIENTAL RUGS & CARPETS
8 April 2014
London, King Street


Lot 7
A YELLOW GROUND KONYA RUNNER
CENTRAL ANATOLIA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
Full pile, heavily corroded dark brown, overall very good condition
11ft.3in. x 3ft.8in. (340cm. x 110cm.)

Lot Notes
The present runner relates to three yellow-ground medallion Konya runner fragments in the Kirchheim Collection (Heinrich Kirchheim, Orient Stars, London, 1993, no.139 and 140, pp.214-215). Of the three, our runner is most similar to the largest fragment no.139, that has almost identical drawing, the same wonderfully bright palette and a three dimensional quality to the border due to the full pile and heavily corroded dark brown ground.