Although Bonhams has been active in many categories in New York, it has never ventured into fine Oriental rugs. All that will change on February 28, when the auction house will offer 154 examples of 18th & 19th century carpets and rugsÂ from China, India, Israel, Persia, Turkey and Uzbekistan, as well as a collection of Flemish and French tapestries.
Leading the sale, which will be simulcast in Los Angeles, is a late 19th century Oushak carpet from West Anatolia, estimated at $50,000-$80,000. Other items of exceptional interest are a Bakshaish carpet, circa 1880, from Northwest Persia (est. $30,000-$50,000), an Amritsar carpet from India, circa 1900 (est. $35,000-$55,000), and a late 19th century Mohtasham Kashan carpet from Central Persia ($30,000-$50,000).
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