Specialist antique rug & carpet auctions at major auction houses

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Christies lot 56, a French Savonnerie carpet realized $74,500 including buyers premium

Major auction houses like Sothebys, Christies and Bonhams have a long tradition for specialist carpet auctions. These carpet and textile auctions are of particular interest for antique rug collectors but not all major auction houses hold such specialist auctions any longer.

Sothebys holds their rug and carpet auctions in New York as a part of their exclusive Furniture sales and in London as a part of their Islamic Works of Art and Furniture sales. Next sale including carpets will be “Arts of Europe” 3 July 2012 in London.

Christies seems to have followed a comparable track in New York where Oriental rugs and carpets are featured in their sales “500 Years Decorative Arts Including Oriental Carpets” and their Interiors sales. Though – Christies has twice a year specialist carpet auctions in London with their “Oriental Rugs and Carpets” sales.

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Christies lot 278, a Sultanabad carpet, realized a price of $43,750

The most recent Christies sale was yesterday 7 June 2012 in New York, where a late 19th century Sultanabad carpet realized a price of $43,750 including buyers premium. Lot 56, a French Savonnerie carpet circa 1810 realized $74,500. Christies next specialist carpet sale “Oriental Rugs and Carpets” will take place 2 October 2012 in London.

Bonhams holds three specialist carpet auctions per year. Their sales “Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets” in Los Angeles and New York and their sale “Oriental and European Carpets and Rugs” in London. Bonhams is also offering rugs in their auctions entitled “Period Design”. Bonhams next sale will be “Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets” 16 July 2012 in Los Angeles

Find more information about carpet auctions in our rug calendar

Find antique rugs in Vendors gallery



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