Austria Auction Company
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The Austria Auction Company was founded in 2013 when my son Martin and I decided to venture into the auction business. My career began at Adil Besim, the rug shop in Vienna that my father Fritz Langauer ran with Ferdi Besim. By the time I came on board in 1985, the company had several locations and had become the market leader in Austria. During the 15 years that I worked at Adil Besim and thanks to several longer trips to the United States and England, I was able to lay the foundation for what I now know about antique rugs. From 1991 to 1994, I served as managing director of our subsidiary Oritop, a rug wholesale business in Zurich. After I returned to Vienna, I became a managing partner at Adil Besim. In 2000, my father and I left Adil Besim after the Besim and Langauer families mutually agreed to part ways. My father took over Oritop, relocated the company to Vienna, and is now successful in the wholesale business. I decided to use my expertise to focus on the international trade of high-quality, antique Oriental rugs. By participating in countless trade fairs in Europe and the United States, my network and reputation grew as people became familiar with me. My son Martin, who has developed an affinity for antique rugs just as I did in my younger years, joined my business in 2013 and has been acquiring his expertise about antique rugs from a very early age. Thanks to his training as an IT officer, he supports the entire administration involved with putting together the auctions Ã¢Â€Â“ starting with photographing the rugs and editing the photos to laying out and designing the catalogue.
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Bidder Reviews for Austria Auction Company (114)
4.6 out of 5.0 Stars
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Nov 11, 2023
Hassle-free as always, absolutely easygoing communication, in-house shipping very appreciated (as opposed to most auction houses in the US)
Sep 30, 2023
I was nervous about bidding overseas. It was very easy. Received items sooner than expected at reasonable shipping rate.
MarkHyde Park, MA
Jul 07, 2023
May 30, 2023
Comprehensively professional service
Every part of the process was superb. Thoroughly recommended. First class.
May 29, 2023
Love their rugs and I find their 3d walk through super helpful.
Great auction house. Super responsive. Fast shipping!
Mar 11, 2023
Smooth Transaction and Timely delivery
all went as advertised. Picked up a nice antique Konya and Bergama
FranzHermagor-pressegger See, AT
Dec 24, 2022
photos very good, descriptions short and relyable
Mr. Langauer is a honest man
Dec 17, 2022
Nothing new, but everything is perfect
Thank you for quality selections; for large, medium and small pockets, but high quality lots only. This one is really super. The whole process has been smooth as always. I can recommend AAC. Thank you.
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