Rugs might be the perfect auction Christmas present
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 7th December, 2016
With Christmas rapidly approaching, a superfine pure silk fine weave Persian Qum with 650,000 knots per square metre might just be the prefect present for someone special this festive season.
The Qum is the highlight of a specialist rug sale from 2pm Thursday December 8 at Leonard Joel 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra and carries a catalogue estimate of $8000-$10,000.
Other impressive rugs in the auction include a 1950s rare semi-antique Persian Tabriz with a pictorial tree of life design (estimate $5900-$6900), another superfine wool and silk Tabriz with all over bold palmettes and floral motif ($6500-$7500), a rare fine Persian Sarouq with rectangular panels ($4900-$5900) and a superfine French imperial collection with a classic design including a central medallion ($4300-$5500).
Other rugs with more modest estimates include a wool shiraz village weave ($900-$1500) from Afghanistan’s Fars Province and a modern hand carved over-dyed vintage Tabriz ($800-$1200).