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A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' DOUBLE NICHE RUG
PROBABLY USHAK, WEST ANATOLIA, 17TH CENTURY

Price Realized  43,750 ($72,669)
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 ($24,840 - $33,120)

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

Lot 52
A 'TRANSYLVANIAN' DOUBLE NICHE RUG
PROBABLY USHAK, WEST ANATOLIA, 17TH CENTURY
Evenly worn, corroded brown, small repairs, selvages replaced
5ft.6in. x 4ft. (168cm. x 122cm.)
Provenance
Anon. sale in these Rooms, 13 October, 2005, lot 204


Lot Notes
The 'Transylvanian' double niche rugs with vases are among the most distinctive of this appealing group and this is an especially attractive example. For a survey of comparable rugs in Transylvanian churches please see Stefano Ionescu, Antique Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania, Rome, 2005, pp.114-119. A related 'Transylvanian' rug is lot 49 in the present sale
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