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Antique Textiles and Carpets

by David Sorgato

The auction organised by the Department of Carpets and Antique Textiles on May 25th in the rooms of Open Care reached a total of 165,214 euro, with a percentage of lots sold of 46.2% and of 69.6% for lots sold in terms of value. Highly interesting results were seen all round. Among these were the 13,640 euro achieved by an eighteenth-century Verdures tapestry from Aubusson, in wool and silk and decorated with a theatrical perspective with animals and vegetation. A large Amritzar carpet from northern India, dated to 1880, in an excellent state of conservation, went under the hammer for 11,780 euro, whilst a Kashan Mohtasham from central Persia from the end of the Nineteenth century, of the utmost quality with a classic “window looking onto a garden” design, went under the hammer for 11,160 euro.