Auctions

  1. 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 »

  2. 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 »

  3. 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 »

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 »

  7. 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.


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