This Barbro Nilsson Salerno flatweave carpet of hand-woven wool, Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom AB, Sweden, 1948, measures 86 by 108 inches. It is estimated at $20,000-$30,000. Wright images
CHICAGO – On Friday, June 12, Wright will present 20th Century Carpets, the company’s second auction dedicated to woven masterpieces from around the world. The auction places special emphasis on Western and modern designs including Art Deco, Moroccan and Scandinavian carpets. Composed of approximately 100 lots, this auction is an alluring follow-up to last year’s $1 million sale.
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.
Works from the Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom workshop stand out among the offerings in this exclusive auction. Founded in 1919 by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom, the MMF workshop has been producing carpets, textiles and weavings of the highest quality and craftsmanship for nearly a century.
Highlights include a monumental blue Salerno carpet, estimated at $20,000-$30,000, by Marianne Richter, pictured below. It is 177 inches by 242 inches.
Also from MMF is this Barbro Nilsson Bankarbatten pile carpet of hand-knotted wool, 1966, which measures 82 1/2 inches by 106 1/2 inches. It carries a $10,000-$15,000 estimate.
For details phone Wright at 312-235-4181 or email wright20.com.