$10,000 to $12,000). An additional eight Bahkshaish and Serapi room-sized carpets will be sold. These carpets continue to be very popular in New England due to their color palette and geometric drawings. Room-sized carpets from Persia, Anatolia and India can also be found at the auction.
Indian and Middle-Eastern Textiles
Several Kashmir shawls are up for bid including one made in mid-19th century North India (lot 171, $2,500 to $3,500) and another to be sold with an original box (lot 175, $1,000 to $1,200). A selection of middle-eastern textiles can also be found.
Previews, Catalogue and Bidding
Previews for the auction will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2012, 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2 p.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, November 10, 9 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Illustrated catalogue #2619B is available by mail for $18 ($25 for foreign requests) from the subscription department at 508-970-3240. It is also available at the gallery for $15. Prices realized will be available at www.skinnerinc.com during and after the sale. Skinner's site also allows users to view all lots in the auctions, leave bids, order catalogues, and bid live in real-time through SkinnerLive!