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Austria Auction Company

Austria Auction Company

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 – starting with photographing the rugs and editing the photos to laying out and designing the catalogue. Our very first auction in September 2013 was a success; now, five auctions later, we know that we have chosen the right path for ourselves. My son Martin and I are always available to respond to any questions or requests you may have.
Langauer GmbH
Singerstrasse 16
Vienna, 1010
+43 1 5121395
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Past Auctions from Austria Auction Company

Nov 20, 2017 4:00 PM UTC
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Exceptional Baule Male Statue, Ivory Coast
Modang Ancestor Figure Indonesia, East KalimantanChokwe Mask Angola
Nov 18, 2017 4:00 PM UTC
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Star Kazak
KagizmanKashan Mohtashem
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Saryk Main Carpet 230 x 224 cm (7ft. 7in. X 7ft. 4in.)
Talish 282 x 102 cm (9ft. 3in. X 3ft. 4in.) Caucasus,Akstafa Sumakh Panel 110 x 67 cm (3ft. 7in. X 2ft.
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Important Guro Mask Ivory Coast
Important Fang Mabea Figure Cameroon H: 59 cm (1' 11'')Important Dogon Figure Mali H: 44.5 cm (approx. 1' 6'')
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FRANZ WEST (1947 WIEN - 2012 WIEN) o.T., 2001
May 23, 2017 3:00 PM UTC
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QASHQAI 290 x 160 cm (9ft. 6in. x 5ft. 3in.) Persia,
AZERBAIJAN EMBROIDERY 175 x 127 cm (5ft. 9in. x 4ft.PEREPEDIL PRAYER RUG 137 x 96 cm (4ft. 6in. x 3ft.
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Franz West und Andreas Reimann * (1947 Wien - 2012
Marcel Houf * (1951 Karlsbad)Raymond Pettibon * (1957 Tucson)
Oct 5, 2016 3:00 PM UTC
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Raymond Pettibon * (1957 Tucson)
Chintan Upadhyay * (1972 Partapur)Richard Nonas * (1936 Brooklyn)
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Leo Kandl (1944 Mistelbach)
Eva Schlegel  (1960 Hall in Tirol)Peter Weibel (1944 Odessa)
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Shahsavan Soumak Bagface
West Persian Kurdish long RugYomud Main Carpet
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Hermann Nitsch * + (1938 Wien) Schuettbild, 2015
Arnulf Rainer * (1929 Baden bei Wien) uebermalung, 2004Hans Staudacher * (1923 St. Urban/Kaernten) o. T., 1956
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Bergama with Ghirlandaio-design
Transylvanian rug with Star-and-cartouche borderChelaberd
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Caucasian animal rug
Karachov KazakLadik prayer rug
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Medallion Ushak
Khotan SafTekke embroidered asmalyk
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Star Oushak carpet, Turkey circa 1600
Karachov Kazak rug, Caucasus circa 1850Serapi carpet, Persia circa 1880
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