Ancient Persian rug at Sotheby’s

Ancient Persian rug once owned by American billionaire set to make a tidy pile when it goes on sale for £5m

  • Exquisite handwoven carpet is more than 360 years old
  • Was bought by industrialist William Clark in Paris in early 1900s for his collection of different rug types from all over the world
  • Carpet is being sold at Sotheby’s to raise money for museum

By Lucy Crossley

PUBLISHED: 18:18 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:37 GMT, 17 March 2013

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