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On Wednesday Sotheby’s sold a 17th Century Persian “Sickle-Leaf” carpet for $33,765,000 — decimating the auction estimate of $5-7 million and easily setting an all-time record for “most expensive carpet ever sold”. Read more about the sale here, and watch a video of the auction here.

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