News: auction

  1. Eye-Catching Kilims at Netherhampton, 10 July 2013

    Netherhampton Salerooms’ auction of Carpets, Rugs and Textiles in Salisbury, England on 10 July 2012 includes the the second part of a European private collection of kilims, mainly Anatolian.

  2. More Clark Classical Carpets from SNY’s Record Breaking 5 June Sale

    The world record setting Clark sickle leaf Kerman carpet, the massive Lafoes Esfahan, and the extraordinarily rare and beautiful Cairene round carpet, have hogged the headlines, but there were also another 22 lots sold for astonishing prices in Sotheby’s 100% successful sale of Classical Persian, Egyptian and Indian carpets in New York on 5 June.

  3. The Lafões Esfahan carpet (detail), central Persia, second half 17th century. 44ft. 3in. x 14ft. 2in. (13.49 x 4.32m.). Sotheby’s New York, 5th June, lot 19, estimate, $800,000 - 1,200,000, sold $4,645,000 USD .jpg.thumb.385.385

    New world record for a carpet sold at auction

    A superb 17th century carpet from Persia leads a record breaking auction of carpets at Sotheby’s New York, selling for $33m, and putting rugs in the same collecting category as Old Master and Modern paintings

  4. Suzani World Record enlivens Wiesbaden Spring sale

    A huge new world record price at auction for a Central Asian suzani of any description helped to brighten the day at Rippon Boswell’s 25 May 2013 sale of collector carpets and textiles.

  5. Andy Williams’ Navajo blankets make a million

    All 61 lots in The Andy Williams Collection of Navajo Blankets (actually 58 blankets and three baskets) on Tuesday 21 May at Sotheby’s in New York found buyers, for a total of just under a million dollars.

  6. Suzani Stars at Skinner’s

    Top lot in Skinner’s Boston sale of Oriental Rugs and Carpets on 11 May was lot 118, this high class Shahrisyabz embroidery, with the classic four and one design in both field and border, which fetched $50,000 against a paltry estimate of just $2,000-3.000. While not a world record, it is one of the highest prices ever paid for the type, and indeed for suzanis of any label.


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