Fine oriental rugs, carpets, and textiles have been Michael Grogan's area of specialty since he joined the Sotheby's New York rug department in 1978. His years of experience have garnered him international recognition as a rug expert, appraiser, and academic. Grogan & Company often holds rug auctions that draw both consignors and bidders from around the world.

Highlights

Rare Salor Ensi, Turkestan, ca. 1800
5 ft. 10 in. x 4 ft. 4 in.

  • Sale price: $241,500

Kuba Yellow Ground Rug, 19th century
9 ft. x 4 ft. 2 in.

  • Sale price: $44,250

Bakshaish Carpet, Persia, early 19th century
10 ft. 7 in. x 7 ft. 6 in.

  • Sale price: $65,625

Kuba Prayer Rug
Caucasus, dated AH 1225 (1810)
5 ft. 5 in. x 3 ft. 4 in.

  • Sale price: $61,000

Soumac Bag Face
Caucasus, early 19th century
2 ft. 4 in. x 1 ft. 8 in.

  • Sale price: $39,650

Caucasian Prayer Rug
dated 1247 (1832)
4 ft. 1 in. x 3 ft. 2 in.

  • Sale price: $51,850