Antique Persian Carpet Becomes The Most Expensive Rug In The World
Antique Seventeenth Century Persian Rug Shatters All Auction Price Records and Fetches Nearly $34,000,000
As of this afternoon, there is a new antique rug that can boast the lofty distinction of being the most expensive rug ever sold at auction as a beautiful Persian carpet sold for nearly $34 million today at a Sotheby’s auction in New York City. More than tripling the previous record price paid for a rug, the amazing piece that sold today at Sotheby’s is a fantastic work of art of the highest order. According to Sotheby’s, the rug is a “sickle-leaf, vine scroll and palmette ‘vase’-technique carpet,” that is probably of Kerman origin, and had belonged to the Clark Collection.
Vase carpets such as this piece are extraordinarily desirable, a fact that was only underscored by the tremendous price fetched by this impressive carpet today. Upon the final sale of the rug, the room at Sotheby’s erupted into applause in a cathartic release of the excitement and energy that had been steadily building in the room as the price of the rug rose and rose.
Shattering pre-auction estimates and all records for the highest prices ever fetched for rugs, the sale of this magnificent Kerman marks something of a watershed moment, as antique rugs become an ever more desirable commodity and establish a very firm footing in the highest rungs of the art world.
Watch this video to see how it all happened:
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