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Small pattern Holbein carpet, XVII century, Ottoman Empire, Western Turkey. 130x180cm. According to John Tylor, "advertised by Bertram Frauenknecht in Hali 34, 1987, this went unsold at Christies in 2000 against an estimate of $ 12-18,000 (12 October 2000,Lot 200) Now Zaleski Collection.

image courtesy: www.rugtracker.com, John Taylor