News: textile art

  1. Lot 146. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARGINE BENAKI SALVAGO. Ottoman voided velvet and silk Yastik , Turkey, 17th-century (est. £20,000-30,000)

    Salvago Collection Ottoman Textiles, Sotheby’s London 26 April 2017

    Sotheby’s London sale of Arts of the Islamic World on Wednesday 26th April 2017 includes twenty lots (139-158) of Ottoman and East Mediterranean complex silks, velvets and embroideries from the outstanding collection of Argine Benaki Salvago, grande dame of Alexandrian society in the 1930s and considered ‘one of Europe’s most beautiful women, the toast of… Read more »

  2. CHRISTIE’S LONDON, 27 APRIL 2017. LOT 157. OTTOMAN SILK EMBROIDERED QUILT COVER (YORGAN YÜZÜ), TURKEY, 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY. 39¾ X 35¾IN. (101CM. X 91CM.); ESTIMATE £10,000 - 15,000

    Tapestry, Carpets & Textiles, Christie’s London, April 2017

    The last week of April 2017 sees the textile arts represented in three separate Christie’s auctions.  First, at King Street on on Tuesday 25th, ‘Noble & Private Collections I’ includes a number of European tapestries, notable among them a 16th century Franco-Flemish Millefleurs fragment. Also at King Street, on Thursday 27th, is ‘Art of the Islamic… Read more »

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    Success for the Vok Collection at Rippon Boswell

    The well-attended auction of the third and final tranche of the Ignazio Vok Collection at Rippon Boswell in Wiesbaden on Saturday 25th March 2017 was, like its predecessors, a great success.

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    Uzbek Silks from the Megalli Collection in Houston

    ‘Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats’, an unmissable loan exhibition of some fifty dazzling silk robes and panels from the collection of the late Murad Megalli, is now open at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas until 4 June 2017.

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    Rediscovery of a Tudor Dress Fragment

    Curators from the Historic Royal Palaces in the UK have identified an embroidered altar cloth as a rare fragment of Elizabethan dress.

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    From the Lands of Asia

    An unusual exhibition opens in Canada at the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History in November 2016.


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