News: auction

  1. Christie’s Oriental Rugs and Carpets, Autumn 2014

    Christie’s autumn sales in London begins on 1 October 2014 in South Kensington in their European Noble and Private Collections Part II sale, with the Oriental Rugs and Carpets sale on 7 October 2014 at the King Street saleroom

  2. TKF/ICOC Tour Preview Vienna – Budapest

    From 15 – 21 September 2014 the ICOC Tour Vienna – Budapest takes place, organised by the International Conference on Carpets (ICOC) in conjunction with the Austrian Society for Textile-Art-Research-TKF.

  3. Christie’s Exceptional Sale 2014

    On the evening of 10 July 2014, Christie’s King Street salerooms, London will hold the fifth edition of The Exceptional Sale.

  4. Coronation Carpet sold in Scotland

    On 25 June 2014, Edinburgh auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull sold  a fragmented Safavid period Persian carpet with a unique story. The Holms Hepburn Coronation carpet is a typical red-ground ‘in and out palmette’ design weaving of the 17th century, perhaps Esfahan but with an untypical cartouche border, somewhat reconfigured into a  squarish fragment. Nothing too unusual… Read more »

  5. Turkmens rule the roost at Rippon Boswell

    In Rippon Boswell’s ‘Major Spring Auction‘ of antique carpets, kilims, embroidered textiles and carpet books on 31 May 2014, about 55% of the 243 lots sold for a gross value, including 22% premiums, of close to three quarters of a million Euros (about $1 million). Both the sold percentage and the total yield will rise during… Read more »

  6. 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.

  7. Christie’s Spring Carpet Sale, London, 8 April 2014

    In the past year the structure of the top end of the international specialist rug auction market has seen some radical changes – both in the wake of the triumph of SNY’s single owner Clark Collection sale last summer and the very successful follow-up of Carpets from Distinguished Collections in January 2014, and through the… Read more »


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