Most Expensive Rug Ever Sold

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.

Most Expensive Rug In The World

This is the most expensive rug ever sold. This beautiful seventeenth century Persian rug sold for nearly $34 million today at a Sotheby’s auction in New York City.

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.

Jason Nazmiyal with Record Breaking Rug

Jason Nazmiyal, the owner of the Nazmiyal Collection, stands with the $34 million rug that became the most expensive rug ever sold today at Sotheby’s.

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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About J. Nazmiyal

Nazmiyal, A New York antique oriental rug dealer since 1980 , has a highly specialized and user-friendly website with an extensive inventory of antique and vintage rugs and tapestries of every type, size, and style. An inventory of this range and quality is based on years of experience and effort in searching out the best pieces from sources all over the world.

Nazmiyal is also a natural magnet that constantly attracts those interested in selling rugs. Even within the bustling New York antique persian rugs market with its international contacts, Nazmiyal provides a major focal point or nexus, all of which is at the disposal of Nazmiyal's clients, whether they are dealers, interior designers, or private retail customers. If you want an Oriental carpet, New York is the place to be, and within New York itself, the place to be is Nazmiyal.

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