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Magic Carpets: Skinner December 9 auction of fine oriental rugs and weavings offers rich variety

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

September 26 | Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets Gallery Walk

Shakhrisabz Suzani, Uzbekistan, early 19th century (Lot 183, Estimate $8,000-$10,000)

Friday, September 26th, 6PM in Boston

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Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116

Join us for a tour of auction highlights

All are welcome to attend a free event at the Skinner Boston Gallery. Lawrence Kearney, Department Director, will present highlights from the September 28, 2014 Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets auction.… Read More

Meet the Experts: Lawrence Kearney, Director of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, Part II

Expert appraisers work together at Skinner auction house to find, appraise, and research rare, beautiful, and historically important items. In the Meet the Experts blog series, we meet some of these experts and learn the stories behind their success.

Antique Serapi Carpet, Northwest Persia, late 19th century, 13 ft. 2 in. x 11 ft. 4 in. (Estimate $10,000-$12,000)

Have you traveled to any rug-producing areas of the world?

In the early 1980s I’d go out to villages in western Turkey and buy new, vegetable-dyed, hand-spun, wool-made rugs.… Read More

Meet the Experts: Lawrence Kearney, Director of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets, Part I

Lawrence Kearney, Director of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets at Skinner, Inc.

Expert appraisers work together at Skinner auction house to find, appraise, and research rare, beautiful, and historically important items. In the Meet the Experts blog series, we meet some of these experts and learn the stories behind their success.

How did you first become interested in rugs?

I’ve always been interested in antiques, even when I was a kid.… Read More

Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets Gallery Walk

Friday, March 21, 2014

Greek Island Embroidery, Epirus, early 18th century (Lot 139: Estimate $5,000-$7,000)

Join us for a tour of auction highlights

REGISTER NOW Reception: 5:30PM Gallery Walk: 6PM

All are welcome to attend a free event at the Skinner Boston Gallery. Lawrence Kearney, Department Director, will present highlights from the March 22nd Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets auction.

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116

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Skinner Appoints New Director of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets

BOSTON, Mass. – November 18, 2013 – Skinner, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Kearney as Director of the Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets Department.

Mr. Kearney comes to Skinner after more than three decades as a dealer in antique carpets and textiles. Considered an authority in the field, he possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of regions, periods, and genres, from American hooked rugs to European tapestries to Song Dynasty textiles.… Read More