A carpet from the Ming dynasty is expected to be valued at between US$4.08 million to US$5.4 million at an upcomig auction at Christie's. CREDIT: Christie's
A carpet from the Ming dynasty is expected to be valued at between US$4.08 million to US$5.4 million at an upcomig auction at Christie's. CREDIT: Christie's

Ming dynasty carpet that may have graced the throne valued at US$5.4 million in upcoming Christie’s auction

  • There are only 39 known intact carpets from the Ming dynasty and only 16 that feature an imperial dragon
  • An American couple originally bought the carpet on their honeymoon in China in 1920 before it was sold to a person in Switzerland in 1987

Topic |   Chinese history
A carpet from the Ming dynasty is expected to be valued at between US$4.08 million to US$5.4 million at an upcomig auction at Christie's. CREDIT: Christie's
A carpet from the Ming dynasty is expected to be valued at between US$4.08 million to US$5.4 million at an upcomig auction at Christie's. CREDIT: Christie's
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