• Short Summary

    The Sultanbad Carpet, one of the largest hand-knotted Persian carpets made since the 17th Century, was withdrawn from auction in London today, when bidding scarcely reached a tenth of the 100,000 sterling (240,000 dollars) it was expected to command.

  • Description

    The Sultanbad Carpet, one of the largest hand-knotted Persian carpets made since the 17th Century, was withdrawn from auction in London today, when bidding scarcely reached a tenth of the 100,000 sterling (240,000 dollars) it was expected to command. The carpet was among a group commissioned in 1937 by Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering, Albert Speer and other leading Nazis. It was intended to be laid in the Chancellory building in Berlin, but the outbreak of the second world war prevented its delivery. Carpet expert Samuel Wennek withdrew the carpet from auction when bidding stopped at 11,500 sterling (27,600 dollars).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6MHL97ZS8HD7K08C5BIVXHYY5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6MHL97ZS8HD7K08C5BIVXHYY5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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