Rare Mughal carpet sells for £4.8 Million at Christie’s

Rare Mughal carpet sells for £4.8 Million at Christie’s London

Rare Mughal carpetOctober 10, 2013: A rare and magnificent Millefleur “star-lattice” carpet dating to late 17th/early 18th century Mughal India has just sold for £4,786,500 ($7,687,119/€5,662,430) in the Oriental Rugs & Carpets sale at Christie’s London, more than doubling its pre-sale estimate of £1.5 - 2 million.

This carpet is one of only 12 Millefleur carpets from this illustrious time in Mughal India and was once owned by American industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The carpet hung in the Vanderbilt’s palatial mansion in New York City and remained in his family for over a century.


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