Sotheby’s auction ‘Important English and European Decorative Arts’ Wednesday 24 April 2013 at 10am in New York comprises 28 antique and decorative rugs and carpets.
Sotheby’s preview exhibition at¬†1334 York Avenue will be open for the public Saturday 20 April 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 21 April 1 pm – 5 pm, Monday 22 April 10 am – 5 pm and Tuesday 23 April 10 am – 1 pm.
Among the offers are antique and semi-antique Persian, Anatolian and Indian workshop carpets and two antique Caucasian rugs.
Sotheby’s catalogue for this auction can be found online.
Location and more information: Sotheby’s,¬†1334 York Avenue, New York
Gros & Delettrez, with¬†Berdj Achdjian as expert-specialist, will hold an auction with textiles and carpets Monday 15 April 2013 at 14.00 at H√ītel Drouot in Paris. The viewing exhibition is open Friday 13 April from 11.00 to 18.00 and Sunday 15 April from 11.00 – 12.00.
This auction includes 377 lots. Most of the lots are textiles and only a few pile rugs are represented. The textiles include Chinese robes and costumes, Chinese badges of rank, Indian textiles, Central Asian ikats, Suzanis and costumes, Ottoman silk costumes, Persian textiles and kilims, European tapestries, and much more. Among the pile carpets are a few examples of Persian, Caucasian, Turkmen and Chinese rugs and carpets.
Gros & Delettrez’s¬†catalogue for this auction is online.
Location and more information: Gros & Delettrez,¬†H√ītel Drouot salle 10, 9 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris
Stair Galleries next auction ‘English, Continental and American’ ¬†will include carpets and textiles. The carpet and tectiles session, which include lots 782-805, will take place Sunday 7 April 2013 at 11 am. This session comprises 24 carpet & textile lots from various estates.
Among the offered lots are three Feraghan carpets, lot 790, a coridor carpet¬†19 ft. 8 3/4 in. x 7 ft. 1 in. with an estimate of $ 1,000 – 2,000, lot 794, a Feraghan¬†16 ft. 1/4 in. x 7 ft. also with an estimate of¬†$ 1,000 – 2,000 and a¬†15 ft. x 6 ft. 10 in. Persian Feraghan with an estimate of $ 700 – 1,000.
Stair Galleries auction catalogue is online.
Location and more information: Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Sotheby’s auction ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ including 302 lots in two sessions will take place 24 April 2013 in London. This auction includes 32 antique rugs, carpets and textiles, which will be sold in session 2 starting at 2.00 pm.
The most expensive carpet on sale at this auction is a ¬†late 17th or early 18th century Persian Safavid ‘vase’ carpet 357×302 cm with an estimate of 50,000 – 60,000 GBP. Another very old and very large Anatolian Oushak carpet, 750×378 cm, has an estimate of 7,000 – 10,000 GPB.
Sotheby’s auction is a part of an ‘Islamic art week’ in London which also includes several sales at Christie’s, for example Christie’s Oriental Rugs & Carpets¬†23 April and¬†The London Antique Rug & Textile Fair 18-21 April.
Sotheby’s catalogue for ‘Arts of the Islamic World’ is online their website.
Location and more information: Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street London, UK
On 5 June 2013 Sotheby’s will offer Important Carpets from The Collection of William A. Clark in a dedicated auction in New York. This auction takes place on behalf of the Corcoran Gallery of Art to benefit future acquisitions.
The selection includes 25 rugs and carpets from the 16th and 17th centuries and among them The Clark ‚Äėsickle-leaf‚Äô Carpet and The Laf√Ķes Carpet. Other highlights of this auction include a Ottoman Cairene carpet, three ‘Polonaise’ carpets and a mid 17th century Isfahan carpet in pristine condition. The complete exhibition will open 1 June at Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries.
“This promises to be the most exciting auction of carpets in our lifetimes” said Mary Jo Otsea to Jozan Magazine and continued “It is a privilege and a highlight of my 30-year career to handle The Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet in particular, which is without question one of the most iconic and important carpets ever to appear at auction”.
Location and more information: Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, New York