Spring/Summer 2018 European Oriental Rug & Carpet Auctions

We have a number of Oriental rug and carpet auctions to look forward to this Spring/Summer. Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, will hold four auctions from 29th May to 8th June 2018, and will feature a number of fine Asian rugs as well as classical oriental rugs and carpets, with a few antique Russian and some modern designer rugs. Highlights include a 16th-17th century Ushak fragment, and a rare heptagonal Yomut Turkman Asmalyk, a highly decorative Persian Heriz carpet and an important Caucasian Moghan long rug. Other lots to note include a historical Persian Isfahan Nader Shah rug, a Qing-dynasty silk and metal thread dragon rug, a Barbro Nilsson Snackorna flatweave rug and last but not least a Russian Shirvan rug depicting the family of the Tsar. Rippon Boswell will hold a Major Spring sale on 2nd June 2018. The sale will feature 225 lots covering a wide variety of good quality 18th-20th century Oriental rugs and carpets. Henry's of Mutterstadt, Germany, will hold its sale of Collector Rugs & Carpets on June 9th 2018, and will include lots and pieces from a private collection previously published by Eberhart Herrmann. These include Shahsavan bagfaces, Caucasian pieces and a rare Luri gabbeh. There is a good selection of Persian town rugs and carpets, with some pictorial pieces such as Kashan form the master weaver Javad Tabatabai with the story of Bahram Gur and the Shepard. And also in the news is┬áthat the 14th International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC XIV) will come to Washington, DC from 7-11 June 2018 in collaboration with, and in support of, the Textile Museum and George Washington University Museum.  
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