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Plea to help find 25 stolen antique carpets after theft in Farnham

06 April 2022

The art and antiques sector has been asked to look out for carpets stolen from Farnham Antique Carpets last week.

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Range of furnishings from Dorset manor add buzz to Crewkerne auction

14 February 2022

The furniture and works of art sale at Crewkerne auction house Lawrences (25% buyer’ premium) on January 21 included a set of George II walnut seating furniture with an excellent provenance.

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Take to the floor and do some sums in Abingdon

22 November 2021

The Spanish woollen rug illustrated here was pitched at £100-200 in Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Abingdon rooms on October 18.

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Carpet weaves Genovese families link

09 August 2021

An unusual feature of a large fragment of an Ushak carpet which was sold by Rippon Boswell (24% buyer’s premium) in Wiesbaden on May 29 was the alliance coat of arms of two powerful Genovese aristocratic families, the Doria and the Centurione, in the top corner.

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Pick of the week: Pondicherry carpet saved from the ashes of Ossian’s Hall

15 February 2021

In his book 'Oriental Rugs' (1998), textiles scholar Murray Eiland Jr lamented the challenges in dating and identifying carpets woven in south-east India.

The curious case of the paint spattered carpet artwork

21 September 2015

A bizarre story of an artist who claimed her old studio sold pieces of paint spattered carpet as her original work has appeared in the press recently, drawing attention to the thorny issue of copyright and false attribution.

The £20m Persian carpet

10 June 2013

A sickle-leaf carpet from the William A. Clark collection has set a new auction record for a Persian carpet after selling for $30m (£20.5m) at Sotheby’s New York.

Pukka provenance helps Cowdray Park pieces sell

14 March 2002

BETTER known for its polo club than its fine art, Cowdray Park in Midhurst, Sussex nevertheless provided Hampshire auctioneers Jacobs & Hunt with some talking points among a quantity of the “surplus to requirements” chattels the owners of the country pile had decided to get rid of.

Carpet auctions round-up

26 February 2001

UK: LONDON was far from bereft of carpet auctions in January and February with all the major salerooms holding auctions.

Weaving a tale

20 March 2000

UK: THE Arts and Crafts movement in Scotland and England has been well documented both in commercial salerooms and academic exhibitions, and indeed the value of work designed by the likes of William Morris and Robert Lorimar has never been more popular.<b

North Indian Agra carpet

07 February 2000

UK: THE north Indian Agra carpet that topped Christie's South Kensington's two-day sale of the contents of Le Bois Muralt on January 18–19 at £66,000.

Oil on copper panel of the Madonna and Child with angels

31 January 2000

UK: Christie's South Kensington chalked up their highest ever London sale total last week when they raised £2.25m net for the contents of a Swiss summer residence, Le Bois Muralt, on January 18-19.

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