Dreweatts Auction House

Dreweatts auction house are holding a sale on Thursday 21st November 2019, which includes a collection of rugs, carpets and fragments from the late Simon Crosby. The Crosby collection was formed in the very early 1970's and consists almost entirely of Turkmen (Turkoman) rugs and carpets. The collection includes all of the main tribal groups within the Turkmen nation, but is particularly rich in rugs and carpets from the Ersari tribal group.
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Austria Auction Company Sale

The Austria Auction Company will be holding there sale of high quality rugs, carpets and textiles on Saturday 16th November 2019. The sale comprises of the collection of Fritz and Hermi Schedlmayer, and pieces rang from the 16th century through to the early 19th century, and include very fine examples from Turkey, North Africa, Iran (Persia) and the Caucasus. The stand out pieces from the sale are Thirteen masterpieces from the wider Ottoman domain. Two Algerian silk embroideries show the influence of the Ottoman floral style, and one that is perfectly articulated in an exceptional 17th century Ottoman silk embroidered quilt cover. The prayer rugs of Anatolia have long been the focus of European artists and collectors, and the collection has five rugs of this type. There are also two classical carpets from the 16th century, a Lotto rug from west Anatolia and a rare and good condition Cairene, rug made after the Egyptian land came under Ottoman rule. Three Anatolian rugs showing the village weaving traditions of the 17th to 19th centuries, arguably the most important of which is a rug from Sarkisla in east central Turkey. Also in this sale is 31 lots from a private collection, including beautiful silk embroideries from Azerbaijan which best represents the classical period of Safavid textile art, and a colourful Karabagh Dragon carpet, in good condition.
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Dorotheum Auction, Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries

The Dorotheum auction house, Vienna will be holding there, Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries sale on Tuesday 5th November 2019 at there Vienna saleroom. The sale comprises of some rare and high quality rugs and carpets, including a early Salor Turkmen carpet with silk highlights size 3.24m x 2.70m, also a beautiful green Persian Saber Meshed carpet inlaid with silk details, two early Persian Kerman pictorial rugs and a Star Caucasian Kazak rug, and finally a good looking Harshang Kelleh carpet.
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Austria Auction Company’s Collector Oriental Rugs Sale

Austria Auction Company will be holding there collector rugs sale on the 2nd November 2019 in Vienna. The sale will comprise of 231 lots mainly tribal, old and antique oriental rugs, carpet, runners and trappings, as well as flat weaves and textiles, the majority coming from central Asia and Persia, but also with a small selection from Turkey, the Caucasus and China. Most lots are in good condition and are invitingly estimated. Three quarters of the lots are from the collection of the veteran Hamburg oriental carpet dealer Siawosch Azadi. Almost two thirds of the Azadi pieces are Turkomen in origin, while the remainder are from Persia.
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Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets Sale Skinners Auction House Boston

Skinner Auction House in Boston will be holding there Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets sale on Sunday 27th October 2019. The sale includes a number of rare and beautiful oriental rugs, carpets and textiles from several important collections. Over thirty early Chinese and East Turkestan rugs, a group of early Anatolian and Shahsavan Kilims, a dozen first rate Caucasian and south Persian pieces, and from the late Bruce Duncan, a dozen splendid Caucasian rugs, in addition to these fresh to the market collectors rugs. Skinner's says its there best selection of decorative oriental rugs and carpets we've been privileged to offer.
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Persian Sultanabad (Soltanabad) Carpets

The ancient Persian city of Sultanabad, (now known as Arak) has been synonymous with fine Persian carpet weaving since the mid 19th century, and soon became Iran's most important centre of carpet production up until at least 1940. Antique Sultanabad carpets from the 19th and turn of the 20th century have become perhaps the most desirable among the Persian weaving's, as they appeal to both the connoisseurs and interior designers. The designs of antique Sultanabad carpets are variations on classical Persian all over patterns, such as the Herati (repeated diamond and curling leaf), the Mina Khani (repeated circular flower heads) and Harshang (highly stylized dragon and blossom), often in subtle, glowing pastels and earth tones. The Oriental carpets from Sultanabad were a product of the cottage industry in and around this Northwest Persian town, and were often produced on the family level. Therefore, they usually use a moderate weave, and somewhat thicker pile, similar to nomadic and tribal rugs. Nevertheless, they have now taken an equal seat beside the highly reputed and more finely knotted Ferahan and Sarouk Persian carpets from this same Arak district. In the late 1870's a new style of Sultanabad carpet was developed as a result of the Ziegler & Co Manchester, which subsidized one of a kind commissions particularly for export to Great Britain and France. This resulted in the Ziegler Sultanabad Persian carpet style. Distinguished by a significantly finer weave and stylish allover design in delicate colours. Although based on classical Persian carpet designs, Zieglers often delightfully inspired English translations, often to impressive over scale proportions. Modern day production of Persian carpets in Sultanabad (Arak) has almost gone, with just a few weaving houses producing a very small number of these beautiful Persian carpets.
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Christie’s Auction London, Art of the Islamic World’s

Christie's auction house London, will be holding there Art of the Islamic World's sale on Thursday 24th October 2019. This  carefully curated sale includes a selection of Islamic and Indian manuscripts, objects and textiles alongside an array of oriental rugs and carpets. One of the standout pieces is the highly unusual silk Samarkand carpet from East Turkestan. The paneled design displays four oversize figural depictions that appear on only two other known examples in private collections, woven most likely as part of the same commission in 1910. Further highlights include a rare 16th century Damascus compartment rug, formally in a private collection, and a similarly early Bird Ushak rug with unusual features, similar to one in the Black Church in Brasov, Transylvania. Also the Toms Agra carpet, with its intricate trellis design of leafy vine interwoven with cloud band and palmettes is visually arresting, and one of the finest Agra carpets to appear on the open market. For those who seek the boldness of Caucasian village rugs the sale hold a number of striking and richly coloured examples, led by a Memling gul Kazak rug, with an unusual four by four paneled composition. The Sartirana Textile show will be held on 31st October-3rd November 2019, at the historical exhibition space in Turin. There will be over thirty oriental rug and textile art dealers from all over Europe, highlights include a 16th century small medallion Ushak rug from west Anatolia, an outstanding selection of silk Chinese carpets from the Forbidden City exhibition.  
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May Beattie Lecture 2019

This year, the annual May Beattie Lecture, will be held at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford on 30th October 2019. The lecture will be given by Stefano Ionescu on the topic, Anatolian rugs in Transylvanian Churches; In the footsteps of May Beattie. The talk is a chance to learn more about the rich legacy of Anatolian rugs in Transylvania, Romania and the unique historical circumstances under which they came to be preserved in this region from the unrivaled expert in this area of oriental carpet scholarship. The second lecture in the Oriental Rug and Textile Society (ORTS) Autumn program takes place at St James Piccadilly in London on Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 6:30 pm.Fiona Kerlogue will present on the topic of Malay Gold Thread Embroidery.  
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Dogny Auction’s Oriental Rug & Carpet Sale

On Tuesday 1st October 2019, Dogny Auction's of Lausanne will be holding there autumn sale to include a consignment of Oriental rugs and carpet. Consisting of 699 lots including both antique and contemporary pieces, the stand out lot is a fine Persian silk Isfahan carpet, with a field depicting birds and cloud band design, estimated at 5,000-8,000 CHF.
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Oriental Rug & Carpet Auction Vienna

The Austria Auction Company will be holding there Antique Oriental Rug, Carpet & Textile sale, on Saturday September 28th 2019. The sale will take place at the Palais Breuner rooms in Vienna, and will include oriental rugs and Persian carpets as well as flat weaves. One of the stand out pieces is lot 161 a 16th century eight-lobed star Ushak carpet from a private collection, estimated at £90,000-£140,000, also lot 189 a fine Tekke Turkmen carpet, estimated at £18,000-£28,000, and a Yomut Turkmen carpet lot 137 estimated at £6,000-£11,000. The sale also has a number of fine oriental rugs and carpets from the Franz Sailer collection.
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