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Antique Shirvan rug, Azerbaijan. 19th century

Major Spring Auction

Auction date: 25 May 2013

Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 219
Shirvan The field displays a rare repeat of geometric, stylised palmettes, flowers and diagonal twigs on a blue ground. This antique Shirvan is well preserved, except for several restored or repiled sections along the sides.
Origin: Central Asia, East Caucasus
Dimensions: 160 x 109 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 4,000.00