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The Bernheimer Garden Carpet Fragment
Lot: 5
The Bernheimer Garden Carpet Fragment: This famous fragment, formerly in the Bernheimer Collection, consists of sections from the border area of a garden carpet that was probably once very large; they have been joined to produce a harmonious overall picture. The midnight blue ground now shows an alternating arrangement of opposing cypresses and shrubs with birds sitting on their tops. The white-ground border displays a spaciously conceived vine of cruciform flowers, palmettes and sickle leaves. It appears that no other fragments of this carpet have survived. Obvious signs of age and wear, old repairs.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Dimensions: 169 x 105 cm
Age: Early 18th century
Estimate: 3,700.00

Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 04. December 2010
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles