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Antique Heriz silk rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran

Sotheby's April 10 & 11, 1981. New York, Lot 424:

"FINE silk HERIZ RUG, Persia

Circa 1875 with rewoven areas. Approximately 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m.) x 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 m.)"

Estimate: $30,000 / 35,000

SOLD: $47,000 including buyer premium of 10%