Brunk Auctions
Live Auction

Asian Arts | January 12, 2023

Thu, Jan 12, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 50

Important Imperial Chinese Silk and Gold Thread Carpet

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

on beige ground, polychrome design featuring striped border and center panel with nine five clawed imperial dragons hunting the flaming pearl and swirling clouds, Chinese inscription on top reads "Hall of Preserving Harmony", tasseled edges, with sewn sleeve fitting wood pole for hanging display, 9 ft. 3 in. x 7 ft.

Provenance: Carlebach Gallery, New York (accompanied by letter dated September 4, 1954); Property from a Southern Institution

Condition

wear to selvedge, surface grime, 1-3/4 in. tear to bottom left corner, loss to fringe, exposed foundation on ground around metal thread