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    Chichi Rug, ca. 1920

    Appraised Value:

    $1,000 - $1,500 (2012)

    Appraised on: August 4, 2012

    Appraised in: Corpus Christi, Texas

    Appraised by: David Weiss

    Category: Rugs & Textiles

    Episode Info: Corpus Christi (#1701)

    Originally Aired: January 7, 2013

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    Form: Rug
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $1,000 - $1,500 (2012)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:09)


    Appraised By:

    David Weiss
    Paintings & Drawings, Rugs & Textiles

    Freeman's Auctioneers

    Appraisal Transcript:

    GUEST: This was actually a gift to us from a dear friend of ours who was an interior designer. It's been a piece that we just hang on the wall. I love the colors in it. You know, I like color, obviously, so...

    APPRAISER: This particular rug is a rug woven in an area called the Caucasus. This type of Caucasian rug is generally referred to as a "Chichi," which is C-H-I-C-H-I. They tend to be a smaller format than the large carpets. It's roughly 3 x 3 feet, which is not unusual for a Chichi, but it's a nice square size. And they tend to be characterized by having a bold geometric pattern. And this clearly does.

    GUEST: Yes, it does.

    APPRAISER: I'd say that this is an early 20th century rug; it's quite old. I think if this came to auction today, you're probably talking about a valuation of $1,000 to $1,500.

    GUEST: Wow, that is incredible.

    APPRAISER: Yeah, it's quite a nice rug.

    GUEST: I mean it was hanging on the wall, I didn't realize that. That's wonderful. That's very good news.

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