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Antique Shirvan "shield" rug, Azerbaijan

Lot 160
Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (rewoven ends, reovercast), 4 ft. 6 in. x 3 ft. 2 in.
Estimate $2,000-2,500
Sold for $3,081
Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Sale 2545B - Lot 160
Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Antiques & Fine Art