Dorotheum to sell the Adil Besim Collection

Selendi Bird Ushak

Dorotheum will hold an auction 19 June 2018 at 5 pm of the collection of Adil Besim. The Adil Besim Collection includes a series of old and antique knotted carpets and textiles, a total of approximately 150 rare items, collected since 1946, by the company’s founder Adil and his son Ferdi Besim. The auction preview will take place from 13 June 2018. The auction’s highlight will be lot 58, a 16th/17th century Selendi bird-design ushak measuring 336 x 200 cm with a starting bid of 500,000. Among other very old carpets is lot 69, a … Read more




Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XI in Vienna

Daghestan prayer rug

Fine antique oriental rugs on sale in Vienna Austria Auction Company will hold their next carpet auction “Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XI” 18 June 2018 at 17.00 in Vienna. This antique oriental rugs auction includes 103 lots, and among them antique Anatolian, Causcasian and Persian rugs. Their preview exhibition at Palais Breuner will be open for the public 14-16 June from 11.00 – 17.00 and on the day of the auction 18 June from 11.00 – 17.00. Examples of rugs on sale Online catalogue and more information The online catalogue for “Fine Antique Oriental Rugs XI” has … Read more




Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets

Lotto rug

Christies auction ‘Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds Including Oriental Rugs and Carpets’ will take place 26 April 2018 in London. The auction includes 70 rugs and carpets and among them antique Caucasian, Persian, Anatolian, Indian and Chinese rugs and carpets. The highlights include several 17th century pieces from Persia and Anatolia. Sale of lot 160-310 will start at 2 p.m. The preview in King Street will be open for the public 21-25 April. The catalogue can be found online at www.christies.com. Location and more information: Christies, 8 King Street, St. James’s, London.




Vienna Symposium Rug Auction

Lot 25. Senneh 7ft. 10in. x 5ft. 0in. Persia, mid 19th century. Estimate: € 4500 - 6500

Austria Auction Company will hold an auction ‘Vienna Symposium Rug Auction’  7 April 2018 to coinside with the symposium ‘The Handmade Rug in the 21. Century’ 5-7 April 2018 organized by Oritop. The Handmade Rug in the 21. Century The symposium ‘The Handmade Rug in the 21. Century’  will take place at Palais Breuner in Vienna. The presentation of the book ‘The Handmade Carpet – a comprehensive guide to contemporary rugs’ by Fritz Langauer and Ernst A. Swietly will take place 5 April followed by lectures by leading carpet experts 6-7 April. Among lecturers are Alix G. … Read more




Poppmeier Collection of early Anatolian kilims at Rippon Boswell

17-18th century Karapinar Kilim

The Poppmeier Collection including very early and rare Anatolian kilims will be on sale at Rippon Boswell in Wiesbaden 10 March 2018 at 3 p.m. This interesting auction with 88 lots includes flatweaves and fragments from Anatolia, Persia, Caucasus and Africa. Most of the flatweaves, 55 pieces, are Anatolian kilims and some of them very early 17th century kilims. The preview is open for the public 6-9 March from 2-7 p.m. and on the day of the auction 10 March from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. One of the highlights of this auction is a 17-18th … Read more




Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries at Dorotheum

Transylvanian rug

Oriental carpets auction 28 February 2018 in Vienna Dorotheum holds their next oriental carpets auction ‘Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries’ Wednesday 28 February 2018 at 16.000 at Palais Dorotheum in Vienna. The auction includes 231 lots. The carpets on sale include The rugs and carpets on sale include a broad selection of antique and semi-antique Persian, Caucasian, Anatolian and Chinese rugs. Their preview exhibition at Palais Dorotheum will be open for the public from 22 February through 28 February. More information about the sale The catalogue for their auction ‘Oriental Carpets, Textiles and Tapestries’ can be found … Read more