Mike wayne persian rug

Nov 20, 2021. 21:59 UTC
Mike Wayne Persian Rug
United States of America

Persian carpets

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I have a Persian rug that I know for a fact was purchased in Tehran, Iran in 1977 or 1978. My uncle was a naval officer who worked in the pentagon for Colonel Oliver North in the late 1970's. My uncle made numerous trips to Iran working on the now infamous Iran - Contra Arms deal. One trip he came home with some pistachios and a beautiful Persian rug. I have only one picture of the rug. I know that my uncle had very expensive taste. It could have been a gift from the top Iranian Officials.


Oliver North and the Iran - Contra scandal

Answered within about 1 hour
Nov 20, 22:44 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$2,000 - $3,000 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$3,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Mike,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
It's impossible - without a better photo - to be precise in my evaluation or description so I have left the value as condition pending a better photo.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Persian hand-knotted silk and wool rug
probably third quarter 20th Century (1950-1978)
With central cream-colored ground with floral elements, within a red-ground border, cream selvedges
10 by 10 feet
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition; value assumes no stains, odors, tears or repairs.
PROVENANCE: possible gift from Iranian officials, thence by inheritance
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Mike wayne Nov 22, 21:26 UTC

10' x 10'

thank you

Delia Nov 23, 12:43 UTC

Thanks, Mike!

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