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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

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

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