Oriental Rugs Summer News letter

While London and the UK bask in sunshine, The Oriental Rug Centre in London is receiving wonderful new stock of Persian carpets, rugs and runners, as well as some beautiful new kilims. So if you can tear yourself away from the world cup, please feel free to call us at David J Wilkins Oriental Rugs, and make an appointment to view the vast selection of handmade oriental rugs and carpets at Staples corner London NW2 7TS. www.orientalrugexperts.com London's Chiswick Auctions are delighted to announce its next specialist sale of Islamic & Indian Art including Fine Rugs & Carpets, taking place on 11th July 2018. The summer sale offers an exciting curated selection of arts of the Qajar era (1794-1925), as well as fine rugs and carpets, showcasing the richness and variety of Persian artistic production during the 19th century. One of the sale highlights is an extremely rare pair of cut silk velvet panels woven in Kashan, Persia circa 1840s. United since the day they left the loom, the pair reached the elegant home of a London-based collector in the early 1990s through the hands of one of Mayfair's most experienced textile connoisseurs. Crafted using the purest natural dyes, with a central diamond-shaped white medallion on a clear red ground, with stylized white tulips in the boarder, and green dashes along the selvedge end, the pair is a sublime illustration of the Velvet Revolution during the Qajar era. The Islamic Art and Florence from the Medici to the 20th Century exhibition, will be held from June 19th-September 23rd 2018, at the Uffizi and the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence. Between the 15th and early 17th century, a wealth of Islamic works of art from around the Mediterranean found their way to Florence, and this exhibition sheds light on this artistic exchange and its 19th century revival, drawing on the city's vast collections, augmented by some key loans. A number of rarely displayed carpets and textiles are among the highlights.
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