Oriental Rug & Carpet Auction News

Material Culture Auctions of Philadelphia will be holding their Antique Rugs from American Estates sale on Wednesday 27th March. The auction includes 433 lots of fine antique rugs and carpets, some of the stand out pieces are Lot 190 and early 20th century Persian Sarouk size 7.04m x 4.34m, Estimated  $7,000-$10,000, and Lot 222 a Persian Sultanabad circa 1890 size 4.42m x 3.33m, Estimated  $6,000-$9,000 and Lot 55 a late 20th century Caucasian Karachov Kazak size 2.51m x 1.65m, Estimated $1,500-$2,000. On the 19th March 2024, Dorotheum Auction will be holding their Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries sale at their Vienna premises. The auction will include 224 lots of fine oriental rugs and carpets, some pieces of note are Lot 107 a 17th century Persian Khorassan carpet size 3.15m x 1.61m, Starting bid €6,000, and Lot 177 a fine Manchester wool Persian Kashan carpet size 4.04m x 2.87m. Schuler Auctions of Zurich will be holding their live auction of oriental rugs, carpets and textiles from 15th-20th March 2024.
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Spring Oriental Rug & Carpet Auctions

Bruun Rasmussen auctions Denmark will be holding a live auction on the 5th March 2024. The sale will include a small number of Oriental rugs and carpets, carpets of note are an impressive antique Persian Heriz size 5.92m x 3.28m, Estimated €9,400. Also Lot 185 a Caucasian Shirvan dated 1313=1895 size 3.19m x 1.50, Estimated €6,700, and Lot 163 a very fine Persian Seirafian Isfahan carpet size 2.11m x 1.53m Estimated €4,000. Bonhams Skinner sale of Fine Carpets and Rare Textiles will take place over ten days from 26th February until 7th March 2024. The auction will include 375 lots, many from old New England estates which will be fresh to the market, and will feature rugs and carpets from Persia, Caucasia, Anatolia and China. Carpets of not include Lot 211 an antique Persian Feraghan carpet circa 1900 size 8'9ft x 11'11ft Estimated $6,000-$9,000, and Lot 200 a Caucasian Sewan Kazak Rug circa 1880 size 6ft x 8'10ft Estimated $7,000-$10,000, and lastly Lot 206 an antique Persian Serapi carpet circa 1890 size 11ft x 15ft Estimated $8,000-$12,000. And in Zurich Koller auctions will hold there carpet sale on the 21st March 2024, the sale will include 90 lots of old and antique oriental carpets from Persia, Anatolia and Caucasia. One very interesting rug is Lot 1401 an antique Lotto Ushak rug circa 1700 size 2.00m x 181m Estimated €25,770-€36,080.
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Oriental Rugs And Carpets Auction News

The Austria Auction Company will be holding their Exquisite Antique Oriental Rug and Carpet sale on 10th June 2023. The sale includes over 200 lots, possibly the highlight of the auction is a Karabagh Cloud Band Kazak rug lot 38, also a fine exsample of a Borjalu prayer rug lot 112. Bonhams Skinner's Fine Carpets & Rare Textiles auction will take place on the 5th June-7th June 2023, the sale includes many fine exsamples from antique rugs to woven art for the wall, with plenty of Persian carpets from Kashan, Heriz and Serapi. Also some soft decorative Ushaks along with collectable Caucasian rugs. Copenhagen will be the venue for Bruun Rasmussen auctions who will hold their Antique Carpets and Rugs sale on 14th June 2023. Tjhe sale includes a 17th century Persian Safavid Polonaise rug with metal thread, possibly from Kashan or Isfahan and a fine silk Tafazoli Kashan rug also a beautiful Sarouk-Ferahan rug, their is a good selection of antique decorative carpets from the likes of Heriz and an unusal square Bakshaish carpet and a few Seirafian rugs.
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Rippon Boswell Spring Auction

Rippon Boswell will be holding they spring sale of oriental rugs, carpets and textiles at their wiesbaden auction house in Germany on 3rd June 2023. the sale includes 246 lots from different areas of the orient many of the picecs are from important private collectors, including the well known James Burns from Seattle who has consigned 24 carpets and flatweaves to the sale. stand out pieces are a Caucasain Chelaberd lot125, an early Kurdish garden rug lot 155, a beautiful Persian silk Heriz lot 140, and an unusal Persian Bakhtiari carpet with tile field design lot 150. Also from the collection of the late Hans Konig are some special rugs like the unique Arabchi chuval lot 132.  
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The Decorative Antique & Textile Fair, London

London will be hosting The Decorative Antique & Textile Fair in Battersea Park on the 9th-14 May 2023. Among the 130 stands of antique textiles some notable oriental rug and carpet specialistes stand out, Joshua Lumley has some beautiful rugs, kilims and tapestries from the 17th century to 20th century, Galerie Arabesque of Stuttgart with global textiles and oriental rugs, Gallery Yacou with a large range of antique and decorative rugs and carpets, Aaron Nejad Gallery brings his fine selection of Persian rugs and carpets, along with many other specilist retailers. On the 6th May 2023 the Austria Auction Company will hold its Collector Rugs XI sale, this incldes 298 lots with a suburbe selection of antique Caucasian and Turkmen rugs.
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London’s Oriental Rug & Carpet Auctions

Christie's auction house London will be holding their Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs sale on 27th April 2023 at their King street gallery. highlights of the sale include a rare 15th/16th century Anatolian Phoenix in Octagon rug (lot 195), a 17th century Ghirlandaio rug from West Anatolia (lot 196), and a late 16th/ early 17th century Holbein variant rug (lot 197). Also other rugs and carpets to be noted are an early Borjalu rug (lot 179), a beautiful Persian Mohtasham Kashan carpet (lot 221), and many fine examples of Caucasian rugs. Also in London, Sotheby's auction house will hold their similarly titled sale, Arts of the Islamic World and India, Including Fine Rugs and Carpets. This sale will take place the day before Christie's on the 26th April 2023. Highlights of this sale are a fragment of the Ardabil carpet comprising of a boarder cartouche from possibly the most famous pair of Persian carpets ever produced, these carpets represent the pinnacle of Safavid carpet production. Also lot 141 a fine Persian Mohtasham Kashan carpet depicting Nizami's Half Peykar, and a previously unpublished Lotto carpet (lot 157). Olympia Auctions will be holding their Asian and Islamic Works of Art sale on the 26th April 2023, the sale will comprise of 294 lots from a number of private collections. Across the pond Bonhams Skinner sale rooms will be hosting Woven Gardens: The Jim Dixon Collection. The auction will take place on 27th April 2023 at their Boston Gallery. Jim Dixon amassed a fine collection of rugs and carpets from the Caucasus, Turkey, Turkestan and China.
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Austria Auction Company Fine Antique Oriental Rugs

The Austria Auction Company will be holding their fine oriental rugs and carpets sale on 18th March 2023 at their Vienna sale rooms. This sale has a number of interesting and collectable pieces including a Persian Bakhtiari rug, lot 147 (est €10-14,000) it has a signed cartouche dating it to 1312AH/1913, it was commissioned by Mr Soltan Morad Khan Bakhtiyar, the son of Esfandiar Khan Sardar Asad I, a supreme chief of the Bakhtiari tribe. this period in Persian history was known for the constitutional revolution in Iran that was lead by his uncle. Lot 135 a fine Persian Saryk main carpet (est €20-30,000) is a piece of note, also a Sharisabz Suzani lot 121 (est €14-18,000). Lot 105 a 17th century Transylvanian rug, woven in Anatolia and used in a Protestant Church in Romania this rug was thought to be Transylvanian hence the description. These are just a small sample of a very high quality sale of antique oriental rugs, carpets and textiles.
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Bruun Rasmussen Auction House

Copenhagen's Bruun Rasmussen Auction House will be holding their first major sale of antique and modern oriental rugs and carpet on the 6th March (Antique rugs and carpets) and 9th March (Modern Rugs and carpets). The sale includes a fine selection of antique Persian Heriz carpets and a large selection of Persian Serafian Isfahan rugs.
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Material Culture Oriental Rug and Carpet Auction

Material Culture Auction House will be holding there eclectic sale of 431 lots of Oriental and decretive antique rugs and carpets from estates and private collections from New England to the west coast at their Philadelphia sale rooms on the 27th February 2023. some of the standout pieces are an 18th century Karabagh rug from the Kirchheim collection, their are a number of rugs from Anatolia and numerous Caucasian rugs. Forty four Persian Serapi and Heriz carpets along with Oushak, Sultanabad, Kashan, Kerman and Bakhtiari will also be up for sale.
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Austria Auction Company

The Austria Auction Company will be holding their no reserve Collector Rugs sale on 18th February 2023 at their Palais Breuner rooms in Vienna. The sale will include an eclectic mix of oriental rugs and carpets but mainly from the early 19th and 20th century, and will include pieces from Caucasia, Anatolia, Persia, Afghanistan, China and Tibetan. lots of interest are four Turkmen main carpets from the Yomut family.
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