Carpet designed by Alfred Porteneuve, Art et Decoration, 1939, no. 1, pp. 60 & 61. The Carpet Index Library
In 2007, when I discovered the results of the sale and the large difference between the catalogue and the eventual sale price, I needed to understand why. Logically I thought that if there were people willing to pay this amount, it must have been because it came from a major French designer of the twentieth century.