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Duke’s have an outstanding track record in achieving strong results for rugs and carpets. European, Indian, Persian, Turkish and Chinese examples from the 15th century to the mid-20th century have all been  sold successfully at Duke’s.

Duke’s are also leaders in the field of historical textiles, such as Aubusson tapestries, needlework samplers and lace.
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A North West Persian Heriz-type carpet, the brick red ground rectangular central field worked with a blue, ivory and multi-coloured stylised floral medallion within pale blue leafy scroll border and ivory spandrels and dark blue ground herati style outer borders and guards, 140" x 122".

Provenance: The Chateau de Magnanne, Loire Valley, France. Property of the Marquis de Magnanne.

Sold for £2,440


A 17th century needlework picture, depicting three figures picnicking in a country park surrounded by animals, figures, trees and activity, with a building to the distance, possibly depicting the story of the return of the prodigal son, worked in a mixture of stitches with long threads, late 17th century, 12" x 11.5"

Sold for £4,395


An Heriz North-West Persian carpet with a bold geometric design centred on a foliate medallion, the principal indigo border with serrated leaves alternating with stylised flowerheads and with an outer flowering vine guard stripe on a biscuit-coloured ground c.132" x c.98". See illustration

Provenance: The Collection of the Late Marian, Lady Rootes, and the Rootes Family.

Sold for £7,765


 

Rugs and Textiles Specialists

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    Matthew Denney

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