STUTTGART. Carpets and Islamic art objects which have been in private hands for decades will be put up for auction at Nagel Auktionen on July 14, 2009. The high-quality offering gives rise to hopes that the 53rd Special Auction of Collector’s Carpets & Ethnologica will likely be the best carpet auction in years.
Excellent collectors carpets, brought together by a genuine art lover up to 1979, are after three decades going to market again at Nagel Auktionen. The offering covers major manufactured Persian wedding carpets from between 1860 and 1910, including a Ziegler-Mahal rug from c. 1880 (dimensions 370 x 284, estimate € 1 200). In addition, an early eighteenth century Chinese carpet and a sixteenth century Spanish Alcaraz are coming under the hammer. This carpet is one of the most beautiful specimens in this private collection. Pieces of this nature served to furnish the Islamic-Moorish palaces in southern Spain, but were also supplied to the papal court in Avignon (dimensions 207 x 131 cm, estimate € 1 000).