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Antique Kuba Seychour or Alpan rug, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan.


Lot 150 A SEYCHOUR RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880

Price Realized 7,200 ($12,607)

Sale Information
Christies Sale 7219
Oriental Rugs and Carpets
6 April 2006
London, King Street

Lot Description
A SEYCHOUR RUG
EAST CAUCASUS, CIRCA 1880
Even wear throughout, scattered repiling in the brown, areas of reveaving including each end
6ft.9in. x 5ft.4in. (206cm. x 163cm.)
Special Notice
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.

Lot Notes
Many Seychour rugs show strong European influence probably from Russia. This rug however is even closer to the original border designs found in Savonnerie and Aubusson carpets (see Recueil de Dessins de Tapis et Tapisseries du Mobilier de la Couronne, Paris, n.d., pl.1811 for a Savonnerie example). It is likely that this rug was woven for a visiting Russian dignitary.