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Lecture | Flower/Power: The Legacy of Persian Carpets

 

Flower/Power: The Legacy of Persian Carpets

A Lecture by Julia Bailey

SUNDAY APRIL, 23 | RECEPTION 2:30PM | LECTURE 3PM

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Most Persian rugs made before the sixteenth century are now lost; our best idea of what they looked like comes from manuscript paintings. During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, according to these paintings, rugs generally exhibited small-scale, abstract, geometric designs. But during the sixteenth century, under Safavid rule, carpets gained a new, more naturalistic vocabulary, representing both courtly life on earth and a hoped-for afterlife in a tree- and flower-filled garden paradise.… Read More

Inspired Offerings of Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets at Skinner on March 28

Central Anatolian Rug (Lot 104, Estimate $8,000-$10,000)

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

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 and Carpets on March 22

Sale Marks Debut of Lawrence Kearney as Department Director

Soumak Long Rug, Northeast Caucasus, mid 19th century (Lot 28, Estimate $2,000-$2,500)

BOSTON, MA – March 10, 2014Skinner, 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.… Read More