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It is with the greatest sadness that we report the passing over the Easter weekend of Paul Nels, the doyen of the London Oriental carpet trade, at the age of 92. Involved to the last, Paul was a great character, a true Old World gentleman and bon viveur, generous to a fault, fluent in a… Read more »
UK Oriental rug collector Simon Crosby has donated a group of seven ‘Ersari’ Turkmen carpets to the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford
A recent gift to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Thomas W. Weisel Family Collection is an extraordinary anthology of Native American art assembled over three decades by the local banker and businessman Thom Weisel, a pioneer in the development of high tech industry in the Bay Area.
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This year the Abegg-Stiftung, in Riggisberg, Switzerland opens its doors to the public from 27th April to 9th November 2014. In addition to a new special exhibition called ‘Veil and Adornment. Medieval Textiles and the Cult of Relics’ the permanent exhibition, newly interpreted some two and a half years ago, is always worth travelling to see.
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Among the European auction houses with 2014 spring season sales including rugs and textiles were Udo Langauer’s Austria Auction Company’s ‘Fine Antique Oriental Rugs I’, Nagel ‘Collector Carpets and Ethnologia’ and Leclere Auctions in the city of Marseilles.