The endless fecundity — and beauty — of the natural world is a constant theme in antique rugs, and that is especially true of the selection for our Fall 2020 Sale. The importance of the idea of “the Garden” is an often-noted feature of Islamic Art in general, and Persian Art in particular. A garden, of course, has echoes of the original Paradise, Eden, as well as the Paradise to come. But beyond all notions of the life-to-come, a garden, no matter how small, represents respite and shelter in a region where much of the landscape is arid and unforgiving.… Read More
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After a childhood in Denver, Colorado, Don Cadle attended Yale University in 1946, and after graduation, went on to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earning a doctorate in History in 1953. Then followed three years in the Army in West Germany, where he worked in military intelligence, and where he met and married Ingebord, his life partner and co-collector of rugs.
Following his Army service, Don and Inge moved back to the U.S., where Don worked for a number of Federal Agencies, including the Bureau of the Budget and the Department of Commerce, ending up as the CFO for NASA.… Read More
MARLBOROUGH, MA – November 26, 2018 – Skinner’s upcoming auction features the second part of the renowned Ronnie Newman Collection of Early Oriental Rugs. Also offered will be over 150 rugs of widely varied ages, sizes and origins consigned by other collectors.
Pieces from the Newman collection were the highlights of Skinner’s October Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets auction, where rare 17th and 18th century rugs and mats attracted vigorous bidding, and achieved excellent results.… Read More
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
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. Formed in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s, the collection is like a time capsule of refined, eclectic taste.… Read More
A Lecture by Lawrence M. Kearney
This talk will explore the development of rugs and related textiles through the ages: from Tribal cultures, such as the Baktiari of Southwestern Iran and the Turkoman weavers of Central Asia; through village weavings, such as Kazak and Northwest Persian rugs; into 19th and 20th century workshop production where the emphasis is on sophisticated design and the use of sumptuous materials, such as silk Tabrizes and Kashans.… Read More
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.
BOSTON, MA – March 24, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce its auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets on Saturday, March 28th, featuring 329 lots that comprise a strong selection of early collectible rugs, Central Asian embroideries, Kashmir shawls, antique decorative carpets and more.
In addition to the auction preview, interested collectors can join Lawrence Kearney, Director of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, for a gallery walk on March 27th, from 5:30–8:00 P.M. … Read More
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
BOSTON, MA – March 10, 2014 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce an auction of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, antique textiles, Kashmir shawls, and Central Asian embroideries on Saturday, March 22. This wonderfully curated offering of eclectic and rare pieces marks the debut auction of Lawrence Kearney, Director of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets.
Mr. Kearney comes to Skinner with a distinguished background in the world of textiles, as a well-respected dealer of more than 30 years, and in letters, as an American poet of note.… Read More