A Persian masterpiece from the early 17th century was sold at auction at Sotheby’s for $33.7 million, making it the most expensive carpet in the world, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

The decisive bid for a unique product came over the phone from an anonymous buyer. The final price was almost three times the previous record for a Persian-made carpet, set in 2010 at Christie’s in London.

“I assumed that it would be possible to get from 10 (million) to 15 million dollars for it,” said Sothebys senior consultant Marie Jo Otsi. The estimate of the lot was $5 million.

Previously, the carpet was part of the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, where it was transferred at the beginning of the 20th century by magnate William Clark.

We will remind, earlier Korrespondent.net wrote about the interior of the most expensive hotel room in the world Royal Penthouse Suite in the five-star President Wilson Hotel, located on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

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