One of the most compelling aspects of antique Oriental Rugs is the sheer range of artistic expression they are capable of: from the crudest Turkish Tulus — little more than a patterned sheepskin made of knotted wool — to the most refined Persian workshop weaving. The full range of rug art is represented in the our Fine Oriental Rug & Carpets Auction on Saturday, September 26th in Boston.
Author Archives: Lawrence Kearney
“The soul of the apartment is the carpet”, Edgar Allen Poe famously declared in his 1840 essay on interior design, The Philosophy of Furniture. He goes on to say that not only do the colors in the room take their cues from the carpet, but “the forms and scale” as well. He extols the virtues of patterns “with no meaning” (especially, “the Arabesque”), and writes many an unkind word about overcrowded designs and gaudiness of color.… Read More
“In order for some one to know a carpet, he has to have stood in the middle of it,” the brilliant English art critic–and rug collector–David Sylvester noted (HALI, issue 42, page 82).