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A Persian rug from the early 17th century has sold for $33.7 million in New York City.
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NEW YORK, N.Y. - A
from the early
has sold for $33.7 million in New York City.
says Wednesday's price for the
Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet
was more than three times the previous auction record for a carpet.
The Sickle-Leaf Carpet sold to an anonymous telephone bidder. The seller was the
Corcoran Gallery of Art
in Washington, D.C.
The carpet was part of a collection bequeathed to Corcoran in 1926 by
William A. Clark
, an industrialist and U.S. senator from Montana.
for a carpet was $9.6 million for a Persian carpet sold by Christie's in London in April 2010.
The price includes the auction house's premium.
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