Sotheby’s – Textiles, Rugs and Carpets From the Collections of Bergi Andonian and Joseph W. Fell

May 4th, 2011 by

Sotheby’s sale of rugs and carpets this May is comprised of nearly two hundred pieces collected by the renowned dealers Bergi Andonian and Joseph W. Fell.  The lots offered in the sale are predominantly small-scale tribal and village weavings from Anatolia, the Caucasus, Turkestan and Persia and also include works of more unusual origins, such as Peru and Kyrgyzstan.  Besides rugs, a selection of textiles and a number of room-sized carpets will also be featured in this two-owner sale.

Highlights of the auction include a West Anatolian ‘Transylvanian’ rug from circa 1700 with a small medallion Oushak-derived field and unusual border (lot 18), a Lesghi long rug of multi-layered design and brilliant colors (lot 58), an eighteenth-century Cretan embroidery densely-decorated with fantastical creatures in rich hues (lot 127) and a rare group II Yomud C-gul main carpet that should be familiar to seasoned collectors of Turkmen rugs as it has been included in a number of prestigious publications and exhibitions (lot 134).

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