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.

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Celal Hasan
Izmir, Turkey

Oct 16, 2021
Very honest company
A very honest company with excellent lot descritions and condition reports
Pirot Kilim

Pont De L'arn, France

Sep 07, 2021
Photo fid è le et exp é dition rapide
Exp é dition rapide. Emballage s é rieux et pas de mauvaise surprise au d é ballage par rapport à la photo du tapis acquis.
Wangden Rug

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2021
Amazing items! Super fast shipping! Would do biz again
Excellent auction! Thanks, hope to do business with you again.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Mar 21, 2021
Very professional in all regards
Fantastic top shelf collector rugs and carpets at auction. Low beginning bid reserve prices. Very professional international auction house to work with in all regards. Extremely fast shipping. Highest possible recommendation.
Ning Xia Throne Cover

Vaison La Romaine, France

Mar 20, 2021
Very professional
So many interesting things To be find
Shahsavan Kilim

Bern, Switzerland

Feb 27, 2021
Perfectly happy
To me one of the best sources for enthusiasts of antique rugs worldwide. The people at Austria Auction Company consistently manage to assemble high quality items for their auctions, which illustrates their profound experience, longtime relations and expertise in the field. The buying process is transparent, smooth and hassle-free, and my sometimes out of the ordinary requests are met benevolently... Always helpful, reliable and professional folks.-And, last, but not least, shipping is fast and reasonably priced. Couldn't ask for more!
Tekke Kap

Wien, Austria

Feb 20, 2021
Excellent service and competent seller
Highly recommended seller with many years experience in this business. Will definitely buy again.
Varamin Kilim

Bologna, Italy

Feb 14, 2021
Very detailed
It's like being there, with the many details they provide the items. Very good aftersale process too. Thank you
Awar Kilim

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