Vintage Donegal carpet, "Editor's Choice"

The Aesthete’s Lament featured a vintage Donegal carpet in its  “Editor’s Choice” wish list of eclectic interiors items from the country house of  Robert Harling, recently auctioned at Christies.

This approximately 9′ x 12′ carpet exceeded the estimate but still came in at a ridiculously reasonable £1,250 (approx.$2,090), a fabulous value.  When you see the carpet in its context, both in the auction catalog and as highlighted by the Editor’s Choice, the decorative potential of these period pieces is clearly recognizable.

Read the original post for details about Harling, his tastes, and his tastemaking. And congratulations to the new owner of this piece, whose astute aesthetic sense has procured a stunning trophy and a great story of how he or she got it for a song.