Since the beginning of October 2021, when the outcome of Rippon Boswell’s ‘Orient Stars 2’ sale of 98 early, art historically significant rugs consigned by the Kirchheim family was settled by a winning pre-sale offer for the entire collection, the identity of the institutional buyer has remained a well-kept secret, much speculated about by all… Read more »
News: Anatolian rug
Dating and attributing origins to antique rugs from Anatolia is an area of scholarship rife with conjecture and contention. Having researched carpets in the Orient Stars collection for the forthcoming Orient Stars 2, Michael Franses notes the pitfalls awaiting those who venture in this direction.
Contributing editor Alberto Boralevi reflects on a rare yellow-ground early ‘Transylvanian’ west Anatolian Ottoman niche rug.