Auctions

  1. Ningxia Seat Cover, West China, first quarter 18th century. Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, 3 December, lot 122, 74 x 65 cm, estimate €3,000.00

    Rippon Boswell December Auction

    The December auction (3 December 2016) of collector’s carpets at Rippon Boswell in Wiesbaden is one of the most interesting sales in recent months. It is a well-balanced sale including many rugs consigned from the estates of collectors, with the proceeds from certain consignments going to charity. The estimates are generally very low and should allow… Read more »

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    Nazmiyal Collection at Bonhams, NY

    ‘An Exemplary Decorative Antique and Vintage Carpet Collection by Nazmiyal‘ on 4 April 2016 was the first carpet auction of any substance at Bonhams in New York in our memory. The selection was broad, with pile and flatwoven carpets both Oriental and European in origin and ranging in date from the late 16th century to the late 20th century…. Read more »

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    The Bernheimer Chair Sold at Sotheby’s, London

    Consul Otto Bernheimer’s famous chair, an Italian Renaissance-style walnut armchair upholstered with parts of a 16th-century small-pattern Holbein carpet, sold in Sotheby’s London’s evening sale on 24 November 2015, lot 13, for £100,000 ($151,460), at the top of its estimate range. The upholstery of ‘Holbein variant’ carpet fragments with large-pattern motifs in a small-pattern format… Read more »

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    Native American Textiles at Bonhams, San Francisco

    The sale of Native American Art at Bonhams, San Francisco on 8 December 2014 consists of almost 400 lots, a large proportion of these being textiles. Several of which are significant pieces with generous estimates.

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    The generation game at Rippon Boswell

    Rippon Boswell’s major autumn sale in Wiesbaden, Germany on Saturday 29th November 2014 includes more than 260 lots of selected antique carpets, rugs, flatweaves, tapestries, embroideries and other textiles, as well as rare books.

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    The Opulent Eye auction, Christie’s New York,18 November 2014

    On 18 November 2014, Christie’s New York will hold ‘The Opulent Eye’ sale of 19th century furniture, sculpture, works of art, ceramics, glass and carpets. There will be around 70 carpets amongst the 332 auction lots. Highlights include a striking east Anatolian rug with a large ivory central medallion outlined in hook motifs. Consigned by a… Read more »

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    Dragons Galore at Sotheby’s New York

    In New York tomorrow, 22 October, Sotheby’s sale of ‘Important English and European [sic] Decorative Arts’, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are ‘deacquisitioning’ four late classical oriental carpet fragments – two Caucasian and two Chinese.

  8. Lot 53. ESFAHAN PART-COTTON AND METAL-THREAD RUG CENTRAL PERSIA, SECOND QUARTER 17TH CENTURY 6ft.5in. x 4ft.4in. (194cm. x 131cm.) £30,000-50,000

    The London autumn 2014 carpet and textile sales

    There was a distinctly autumnal feel about the recent London sales season, at least as far as antique rugs and textiles were concerned. Although the main action, at Christie’s King Street on Tuesday 7th October 2014, yielded £1,513,375 ($2,435,020), representing 59% sold by lot and 69% by value, the auction took place in a saleroom… Read more »

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    Rugs and textiles in Sotheby’s London Islamic sale

    In short, very few, and certainly the smallest rug and carpet consignment in memory. That said, there is a small medallion Ushak rug consigned by ‘a German Lady, a Yomut white ground ‘tree’ asmalyk from a French collection, and the second Tekke embroidered asmalyk in the London sales. But plenty in other mediums, see Sotheby’s… Read more »


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