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Woven Wonders: On April 25 Skinner Offers Notable Collections of Persian Rugs, Shawls, and Silk Embroideries

Moon Shawl, Kashmir, c. 1800 (Lot 80, Estimate: $6,000-8,000)

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. presents splendid rugs, carpets and textiles from the Caucasus region, Persia, Anatolia, India, Central Asia, and China at auction on Tuesday, April 25 at 12PM. Public previews will be held on Sunday, April 23, 12 to 5PM; Monday, April 24, 12 to 7PM; and Tuesday, 9 to 10:30AM.

Lawrence Kearney, Director of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, notes that this auction includes three special collections with a preponderance of fresh-to-market examples of woven and embroidered artistry.… Read More

Skinner to Offer First Online-only Auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets,
October 13 – 21

Pillar Carpet, Western China, early 19th century (Lot 92, Estimate: $1,500-2,000)

BOSTON, MA – This fall Skinner is excited to offer its first online-only auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets. Opening on October 13 and running through October 21, the auction will feature over 400 lots of antique rugs, carpets, and textiles from the Caucasus region, Persia, Anatolia, India, Central Asia, and China.

A private collection of antique rugs leads the auction.… Read More

Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets On Offer at Skinner

Silk Pile and Metal Thread Chinese ‘Imperial’ Carpet, late 19th century (Lot 87, Estimate $20,000-$25,000)

Chinese Imperial Carpets Highlights March 13 Auction

BOSTON, MA – February 29, 2016 Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on Sunday, March 13 at 12PM. With over 300 lots on offer, the sale features a number of early, striking collector’s pieces, as well as a broad range of 19th century furnishing rugs and carpets, many of which were consigned from estates or private collections.… Read More

Artistic Expression Is Ever Present In Antique Oriental Rugs

Silk Heriz Rug

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.

Complete Yomud Tent Band, West Turkestan, mid-19th century (Lot 85, Estimate $4,000-5,000)

At one end of the aesthetic continuum are tribal weavings, of which this Turkoman tent-band (Lot 85) is a rare and beautiful example.… Read More

Antique Carpets & Modern Furniture

Harry Bertoia ‘Bird’ chair, Knoll ottoman, and Koch & Lowry chrome swing lamp on 1880 Karaja carpet (Lot 163, Estimate $8,000-$10,000).

“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

Great Persian Carpets: the More You Look, the More You See

Antique Fereghan Sarouk Carpet, West Persia, third quarter 19th century (Lot 132, Estimate $20,000-$25,000)

“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).

This antique Sarouk carpet, for instance, like most really good late 19th century Persian workshop carpets, commands one’s attention.… Read More

Skinner to Auction Fine Oriental Rugs, Carpets, and Textiles on September 28

BOSTON, MA – September 11, 2014 Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 12PM in Boston, featuring over 300 lots of antique rugs, carpets, and textiles from the Caucuses, Persia, Anatolia, India, Central Asia, and China.

Notable lots include an early Shakhrisabz Suzani in excellent condition, a collection of early shawls, a “Star” Kazak, a first-rate group of 19th century furnishing carpets, and an early Chinese rug.… Read More