Most Expensive Rug Ever Sold at Auction is a Persian Vase Carpet

Antique Persian Carpet Becomes The Most Expensive Rug In The World

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Antique Seventeenth Century Persian Rug Shatters All Auction Price Records and Fetches Nearly $34,000,000

Most Expensive Rug Ever Sold At Auction – 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.

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Picture Of The Persian vase Rug Which Became The Most Expensive Rug Ever Sold

Antique Persian 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.

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Jason Nazmiyal Posing With The Most Expensive Carpet Ever Sold

Shattering pre-auction estimates and all previous sale records for the highest prices ever fetched for a rug, 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 and see how the most expensive rug ever sold:



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  • oleg burletsky

    Excellent Purchase… That shows people appreciate art, I do love deeply Persian and specifically antique rugs and I say well done for the person or company with the purchase of this magnificent rug.

  • baraitna

    I wonder what precisely constitute an antique rug. I wonder if a 100 year old Kerman would qualify

    • Generally any rug over 100 years is considered antique.

  • Dan

    This is crazy how expensive area rugs can be. And again is all about the quality and the age.