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Turkoman & Tehran Carpets from Private UK Collections

We are delighted to be offering a selection of thirty Turkoman weavings from a British private collection alongside an exceptional 19th century Tehran pictoral carpet from the workshop of Abolghasem Atighehchi in our forthcoming Five Centuries auction in Edinburgh on 14th November

We are delighted to be offering a selection of thirty Turkoman weavings from a British private collection in our forthcoming Five Centuries auction in Edinburgh on 14th November. All the major tribal groups are featured, from Belouch to Tekke.

Highlights include mid-19th century Tekke and Ersari main carpets and an early 19th century Chodor.

 

CHODOR CARPET

Pictured left: LOT 492 | CHODOR CARPET | TURKMENISTAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY 
276cm x 201cm | £1,000-1,500 + fees; Pictured right: LOT 484 | TEKKE CARPET 
TURKMENISTAN, MID/LATE 19TH CENTURY | 287cm x 180cm | £1,200-1,800 + fees

 


 

An Impressive Tehran Pictorial Carpet

Amongst the thirty or so other carpets from various sources in the sale is an exceptional 19th century Tehran pictoral carpet from the workshop of Abolghasem Atighehchi, who’s works can be found in the Tehran museum.

The field is woven with figures and scenes from the Shahnameh, including Solomon as ruler of the three worlds, Rostam and the dragon and others, with an inner band of Shahs heads.

This piece comes from the from the family of A. C. J. Wall, a well-known British collector who was buying in the early 20th century.

 

IMPRESSIVE TEHRAN PICTORAL CARPETIMPRESSIVE TEHRAN PICTORAL CARPETLOT 511 | IMPRESSIVE TEHRAN PICTORAL CARPET 
ABOLGHASEM ATIGHEHCHI WORKSHOP, 19TH CENTURY
300cm x 172cm | £3,000-5,000 + fees

 


 

Dates for your Diary

 

VIEWING | Sat 10 & Sun 11 November, 12 noon to 4pm | Mon 12 & Tues 13 October,
10.00am to 5pm | Morning of sale from 9am
AUCTION | Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art from 1600 |
14th November 2018 | 10am in Edinburgh
LOCATION | 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR 

 

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