News: Classical carpets

  1. Carpets and Islamic Art at the MIA, Doha

    ‘Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India’, the current exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (15 March–4 November 2017), brings a new perspective to the MIA’s remarkable permanent collection.

  2. Carpet Auction at Henry’s, Mutterstadt, 10 June 2017

    Henry’s in Mutterstadt, Germany will hold its 9th International Special Auction of Rugs & Carpets on Saturday 10 June 2017. The 321 lots encompass a wide variety of late 19th and 20th-century Persian, Caucasian, Anatolian, Chinese, Tibetan and Turkmen rugs.

  3. 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 »

  4. Sotheby’s, Rugs & Carpets, London, 1 November 2016

    Sotheby’s dedicated autumn sale of 155 carpet lots, the second since the auctioneer’s return to specialist rug sales in the Bond Street rooms, is strong on Chinese and East Turkestan pieces and also includes a small Ushak Lotto, a 17th-century Esfahan, a Type-C  Star Kazak, a Mohtashem Kashan and a signed Zareh Kum Kapı prayer rug. There are numerous… Read more »

  5. Holbein in Berlin

    From 21 January to 8 May 2016, Berlin’s Bode Museum is host to an important exhibition, ‘The Madonna of the Würth Collection and Masterworks of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’. It is devoted to the work of Hans Holbein the Younger (ca. 1497-1543), one of the greatest portrait painters of the Renaissance, whose name has of course also become synonymous with certain early types of classical Anatolian carpets.

  6. On Sacred Ground

    ‘Suolo sacro. Tappeti in pittura (XV – XIX secolo)’ is a spring exhibition to be held at Gallery Moshe Tabibnia’s Via Brera premises in Milan from 6 April–2 July 2016. The exhibition will feature 25 rare antique (15th-19th century) oriental carpets from Tabibnia’s incomparable holdings.

  7. Alice de Rothschild’s Vase Carpet Trio at Christie’s

    For Christie’s next major London carpet sale at King Street on 19 April 2016, head of department Louise Broadhurst has secured the consignment by ‘A Nobleman’ of three previously unknown and unpublished Safavid ‘vase-technique’ carpets.

  8. Rothschild Vase Carpets and much more at Christie’s, London, 19 April

    Christie’s spring Oriental Rugs & Carpets auction on 19 April 2016 in London is headlined by an amazing trio of 17th-century Kerman ‘Vase-technique’ carpets that were once the property of Baroness Alice de Rothschild, but there is far more to the King Street sale.


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