Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
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DoneSat, Jun 22, 2019 2:00 PM UTC
Vienna, AT


Including the "Alfred Ruppenstein" collection. I have known Alfred Ruppenstein for over 35 years, and he has had an even longer friendship with my father. When we first met in Munich, I admired his extensive collection of pre-Columbian artefacts, which he proudly presented. His love and enthusiasm for these mystical textiles could literally be felt and I admit I have been fascinated by this extraordinary textile art ever since. With oriental carpets, kilims and textiles, we are enthusiastic about pieces from the 16th and 17th centuries. The oldest artefacts of these textiles are 2200 years old and were manufactured in a highly skillful perfection. The old age paired with mysterious aesthetics, splendid colors and mystical shapes enchants us and reaches out to us from a distant time and place. For the humbled connoisseur they provide a magic window into the past. I can only advise every lover and collector of antique carpets, textiles or kilims to dive into this long-gone world and to let themselves be enchanted by these artefacts. Trust me, it will work, and you will be surprised! Alfred Ruppenstein acquired this private collection between 1960 and 1978 with great enthusiasm throughout Europe, at auctions and galleries and formed an outstanding private collection. All the more it is an honor for me to be allowed to offer his life?s work for him to seasoned art lovers.