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Circa-1850 Aubusson carpet, estimated at $11,000-$15,000

Jasper52 rolls out Exceptional Antique, Vintage and Modern Rugs, Oct. 4

Circa-1850 Aubusson carpet, estimated at $11,000-$15,000

Circa-1850 Aubusson carpet, estimated at $11,000-$15,000

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, October 4, starting at 9 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will offer a sale titled Exceptional Antique, Vintage, and Modern Rugs. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ming Imperial dragon carpet, $324,500. Image courtesy of Skinner

Ming Imperial dragon carpet set saleroom ablaze at Skinner

Ming Imperial dragon carpet, $324,500. Image courtesy of Skinner

Ming Imperial dragon carpet, $324,500. Image courtesy of Skinner

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Skinner Auctioneers presented its initial sale from the the Jim Dixon collection, commanding widespread interest beyond the centerpiece Ming Imperial dragon carpet. The May 4 auction represented the first of several planned sales from the lifetime accruals of Jim Dixon, a passionate antiquarian and outsized figure in the world of fine woven textiles who passed away in 2020. Sales for both the live May 4 auction and a late April-early May online auction together reached $1,375,805.

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Salor Chuval carpet, Turkmenistan, 18th century, $59,375

Leigh Marsh rug and carpet collection covers vast territory at Material Culture

Salor Chuval carpet, Turkmenistan, 18th century, $59,375

Salor Chuval carpet, Turkmenistan, 18th century, $59,375

PHILADELPHIA – One of the finest oriental rug collections in Philadelphia came to the block at Material Culture on June 27. The Leigh Marsh collection, with its important Turkmen component, was well known to seasoned rug collectors as many of the rugs have been well published and often exhibited.

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This circa 1947 Krabban hand-knitted wool carpet from Barbro Nilsson certainly qualifies as a statement piece. It brought $24,000 plus the buyer’s premium in June 2021 at Wright.

Go big AND go home: Five types of statement pieces

This circa 1947 Krabban hand-knitted wool carpet from Barbro Nilsson certainly qualifies as a statement piece. It brought $24,000 plus the buyer’s premium in June 2021 at Wright.

This circa 1947 Krabban hand-knitted wool carpet from Barbro Nilsson certainly qualifies as a statement piece. It brought $24,000 plus the buyer’s premium in June 2021 at Wright.

NEW YORK — Statement pieces make a room and speak to your personal style. They can be bold and flashy, or they can be understated, with their craftsmanship and elegance speaking volumes. These five types of objects can help you express yourself and elevate your living space.

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Oversize rug in luxurious shades of blue and white, estimated at $8,000-$10,000

June 8 rug auction offers 553 ways to tie a room together

 Oversize rug in luxurious shades of blue and white, estimated at $8,000-$10,000


Oversize rug in luxurious shades of blue and white, estimated at $8,000-$10,000

NEW YORK – The immortal Jeffrey Lebowski, better known as the Dude from the equally immortal 1998 film The Big Lebowski, was on to something when he observed that a well-chosen rug can really tie a room together. Pick the right textile–and don’t feel like you have to place it on the floor, you can hang it on the wall if you think it looks better that way–and you will elevate everything else in the whole setting. A rug can bring out harmonies in your decor that weren’t nearly as emphatic or pronounced before it entered the scene.

On June 8, Jasper52 will stage a sale of Mid-Century to Modern Rugs, with bids opening at 5 pm Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. The auction presents 553 lots’ worth of possibilities. Here are three of the most notable.

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Nye & Co. showcases Vasarely, Braque and Miro, April 21-22

 Victor Vasarely aluminum sculpture, ‘Kroa’


Victor Vasarely aluminum sculpture, ‘Kroa,’ estimated at $8,000-$12,000

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. – Nye & Company Auctioneers will hold a two-day online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures auction on April 21 and 22. It features a large selection of modern furniture, rugs, and lighting consigned from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island, while simultaneously bringing a strong selection of prints, paintings, and other works by blue chip artists. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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