Get ready for a carpeting at Sheppard’s latest sale

11th February, 2018
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Detail from a silk Celtic rug

A Donegal single-owner collection leads KnotWarp&Weft18, Sheppard’s auction of fine carpets: Persian, Asian, Aubusson and those made in the Donegal Carpet Factory at Killybegs, the only place in western Europe where hand-knotted carpets are still made. On offer are 14 late 20th-century examples and one from the 1970s, its design based on an early medieval illuminated manuscript in the Book of Kells (€8,000-€12,000).

Scots textile manufacturer Alexander Morton established the...

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