Auctions

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    Bonhams Islamic Week Textiles, 23 October 2017

    Over the years, Bonhams’ twice-yearly auctions of Islamic and Indian Art in London have been a steady, if not prolific, source of good antique textiles. This autumn’s sale on Monday 23 October is no exception, with a number of interesting examples on offer at competitive prices. There is an 8th century Sogdian samite fragment (£8,000-12,000), as well as… Read more »

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    Sotheby’s NY Masterworks 11 December 2014

    This year’s offering will feature two significant textiles, a rare and important 16th century Renaissance historical tapestry, The Field of the Cloth of Gold and an equally rare mid 17th century Savonnerie carpet.

  3. Lot 221

    Of Royal and Noble Descent, Sotheby’s London, 24 February

    Among the wide range of consignments, including paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, jewellery, objets d’art, and luxury curiosities, ‘all descending from or with a strong connection to royal and aristocratic European collections’, to be offered in Sotheby’s ‘Of Royal and Noble Descent’ sale on 24 February 2015 is a small group of oriental and European carpets.

  4. Tekke Bird Asmalyk

    Rugs & Carpets at Nagel

    The star piece of the upcoming Rugs & Carpets, Ethnographic Art sale at Nagel in Stuttgart on 24 March is lot 25, a Tekke animal tree asmalyk. From the collection of former Stuttgart district Court councillor Burkhardt, it is a new discovery, becoming one of only 14 known examples of this type. An Ushak Lotto… Read more »

  5. Dearle

    Hammersmith carpet falls short of its own record

    This handsome Morris & Co ‘Hammersmith’ Carpet, designed by J.H. Dearle around the time of  William Morris’s death in the mid-1890s, failed to beat its own world record price for a Morris & Co carpet, including those designed by the master himself. Once the property of the Barr-Smith family in Adelaide, Australia, as Lot 1041 in Sotheby’s… Read more »

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    Henry’s, Mutterstadt, 7 November 2015

    Over the last couple of years, Henry’s auctioneers in the ancient German Rhineland city of Mutterstadt have emerged as enthusiastic international purveyors of traditional old and antique oriental carpets. Their sixth sale comprises pile rugs, kilims and sumakhs from most of the major carpet weaving areas, as well as Scandinavian folk textiles, many of them unpublished and from private collections.

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    Wannenes Rug Highlights

    A quick look through many specialist rug auction catalogues creates an immediate impression of the sale: whether it is worth looking through in greater detail. One can quickly form an impression of what the expert is like and their interests, whether there is anything fresh and exciting and whether the sale simply a trade clearing… Read more »

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    Opulent Farewell to Carpets at CNY

    ‘Opulence’, at Christie’s New York on Thursday 13th April 2017 has a strong focus on 19th century furniture and decorative arts, including 34 rugs and carpets. These are the last such rugs and carpets to be seen for sale at Rockefeller Center, at least for the foreseeable future, as Christie’s have decided that they will no longer offer carpets… Read more »


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