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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4141

ANTIQUE ROMANIAN BESSARABIAN KILIM RUG. 8 ft 2 in x 4 ft 8 in (2.49 m x 1.42 m)

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $100
$1,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Property of a European collector

ANTIQUE ROMANIAN BESSARABIAN KILIM RUG. 8 ft 2 in x 4 ft 8 in (2.49 m x 1.42 m).

Antique Bessarabian Kilim Rug, Origin: Romania, Circa: Late 19th Century – This gorgeous antique rug — an antique Bessarabian Kilim made in Romania some time toward the end of the nineteenth century — is a wonderfully representative piece that speaks very articulately to the tradition in which it was made. Antique Bessarabian kilims of Romania and Bulgaria tend to relate to the more naturalistic designs of Western European rugs and tapestries. While this striking example has the customary floral sprays and vines, they are treated much more abstractly than usual, relating more to the geometric style of kilims from nearby Turkey. The colors of this example are especially beautiful, with their pastel reds, yellows, and blues set dramatically against the black ground. A brilliant example of how even the more traditional antique rugs can explore exciting aesthetic ideas, this Bessarabian Kilim is a genuinely fantastic composition.

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This lot is in very good condition. The two ends and two sides are secured. This rug is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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