News: April 2014

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    Flying carpets in Vienna

    The Carpet Hall at the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna has just reopened to the public after an extensive and imaginative reinstallation that presents the museum’s permanent collection.

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    Native American Art Gift on show at de Young Museum

    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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    Missing Rugs Alert

    At some unspecified time or times during the past year, three readily identifiable antique oriental carpets have disappeared from a private collection in Europe. An appropriate reward is offered for information leading to their successful recovery. In the hope that the rugs can be recovered without unnecessarily involving the authorities, HALI has been asked to… Read more »

  4. Lot 13 THE BERNHEIMER COUPLED-COLUMN PRAYER RUG WEST ANATOLIA, MID 17TH CENTURY 5ft.1in. x 3ft.7in. (155cm. x 108cm.) £50,000-80,000

    Christie’s Carpets soar to $4million

    Christie’s well-attended King Street sale of ‘Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ in London on Tuesday 8 April 2014 was a triumph for consignors and, a rare thing these days, a pleasure to attend.

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    Molly Hogg ‘Using Textiles as Art’ at Battersea Fair

    The Spring edition of The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair takes place over the bank holiday weekend 29 April – 4 May 2014 in the giant marquee at Battersea Park, London. This will see 140 dealers from the UK and Europe unveiling their latest exciting finds. In addition, the selling display in the large foyer… Read more »

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    R.I.P. Paul Nels (1922-2014)

    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 »

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    Greek Dress at the Hellenic Centre, London

    Marylebone, in Central London, might seem an unlikely place for an exhibition of Greek costume, but it is the home of the Hellenic Centre, a focus for philhellenes and London’s Greek community. There could be found a rare opportunity to see an impressive range of Greek dress outside its native land.


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