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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.

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Bidder Reviews for Austria Auction Company (100)

4.6 out of 5.0 Stars

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Hermagor-pressegger See, AT

Dec 24, 2022
photos very good, descriptions short and relyable
Mr. Langauer is a honest man
Early Salor Chuval

Bologna, IT

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.
Kuba Soumak with Father-Mother-Child-Depiction

Timi?oara, RO

Oct 01, 2022
All good
Very good experience, recommend
Bessarabian Kilim

Seattle, WA

Apr 16, 2022
Great auction house for antique rugs
Really responsive, amazing selection of rugs, fast inexpensive shipping to USA
Karakecili Rug

Whispering Pines, NC

Feb 14, 2022
The quality of the carpets were great.
Good job at Auction, payment was seamless, carpets arrived in good shape!
Tabriz Rug

Paris 13, FR

Feb 14, 2022
Very high quality rugs. Always interesting!
Each Austria Auction concerning rugs is an event
Fachralo Kazak Prayer Rug

Hong Kong, HK

Feb 13, 2022
They are experts in what they sell and very fair and accurate in their descriptions
Austria Auction Company has given me reliable and honest service for many years. You can rely upon the quality of the items they sell, their price estimates and their integrity.
Large Ersari Chuval

New Orleans, LA

Feb 12, 2022
Professional integrity.
Best auction house for antique Oriental rugs, carpets, and related textiles on the planet. Buy with confidence. A trusted, professional, first-class auction experience.
Lenkoran Rug

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