November Estates featuring Antiques, Art, Americana, Oriental Carpets, Asian, Decorative & Ethnographic Arts

November Estates:
Antiques, Art, Americana, Oriental Carpets, Asian, Decorative & Ethnographic Arts
Auction: Sunday, November 23, 10am est
Exhibition: November 21-22, 11am-5pm

850+ Lots of Fresh to Market Items from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York and New England Estates

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com

Browse the Virtual Print Catalog

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Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art

Auction: Sunday, October 26, 10am est
Exhibition: October 24-25, 11am-5pm
Browse the Auction Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com
Browse the Virtual Print CatalogAbsentee Bid Form (PDF)  | Telephone Bid Form (PDF)  |  Terms and Conditions (PDF)

In its sale “Folk, Self-Taught and Outsider Art,” Material Culture will bring together a rich compendium of artistic works across these categories. A […]

Important Auction of Fine Jewelry, Silver & Objets de Vertu

Material Culture to auction superb silver, jewelry and objets de vertu from Princeton’s long-revered retail establishment The Silver Shop, Weekend Two, Sunday, Oct. 12
For 77 years, The Silver Shop played low-key host to a discriminating celebrity clientele
Weekend Two–ONE DAY ONLY– Auction in Philadelphia: October 12, Sunday, 11am est
Exhibition: October 9-11, 11am-5pm

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Auctioning Large Single Owner Collections and Estates

Material Culture understands the unique challenges and opportunities of auctioning large single owner collections and estates. Where others may seek to cherry pick a limited group of high value items, we strive to see the bigger picture and tap its potential for making the whole greater than the sum of […]

Auction of Fine, Self-Taught & Outsider Art on July 18, 2014

Auction: Friday, July 18, 2014, 10AM EST
Exhibition: July 16-17, 11AM-5PM
Browse the Auction Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com

Browse the Virtual Print Catalog

Absentee Bid Form (PDF)  |  Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Material Culture’s July 18 auction, “Fine, Self-Taught & Outsider Art,” provides a stage for many categories of art […]

June Estates Auction: June 22, 2014

June Estates Auction
Auction: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11am
Exhibition: June 20–21, 10am–6pm
Browse the online virtual print Auction Catalog
Browse the Auction Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com
Absentee Bid Form (pdf)  | Telephone Bid Form (pdf)

Auction of Fine & Outsider Art on Sunday, May 25, 2014

Auction: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 11AM

Exhibition: May 23 – 24, 10AM – 6PM
Material Culture’s Fine & Outsider Art Auction on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 11AM EST features 200+ lots of original artwork, including works by: Purvis Young,Victor Joseph Gatto, Justin McCarthy, Jessie Aaron, Lonnie Holley, Andrew Turner, Rex […]

Highlights of the Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate Auction

On May 4, Material Culture presented the Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate in a special auction dedicated to this eclectic collection of fine, folk and decorative art, antiques and collectibles from the United States and around the world. This estate auction was a testament to the wide-ranging collecting interests of the remarkable […]

The Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate Auction

On May 4, Material Culture will present the Kristina Barbara Johnson Estate in a special auction dedicated to this eclectic collection of fine, folk and decorative art, antiques and collectibles from the United States and around the world. This estate auction is a testament to the wide-ranging collecting interests of the remarkable Ms. Johnson, and presents a comprehensive look at her artistic taste. The auction will commence at 10 AM EST, with live internet bidding…

Haitian Highlights of the Jonathan Demme Auction

Material Culture held a weekend of auctions dedicated solely to the superb self-taught art collection of Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme. In an exclusive arrangement with the auction house, Demme brought a multitude of sculpture and painting to the sales, totaling over 1,000 lots. “Direct from the Eye: The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art” was a compendium of Demme’s travels and tastes that transcends borders, encompassing Haitian and American self-taught artists from the 1940s to the present, contemporary intuitive painters from Jamaica, as well as art from Africa, South America and Europe.

Oscar-Winning Director, Jonathan Demme, Returns to Philadelphia to Auction Art Collection at Material Culture

Material Culture will hold a weekend of auctions dedicated solely to the superb self-taught art collection of Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme. In an exclusive arrangement with the auction house, Demme brings a multitude of sculpture and painting to the sales, totaling over 900 lots. “Direct from the Eye: The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art” is a compendium of Demme’s travels and tastes that transcends borders, encompassing Haitian and American self-taught artists from the 1940s to the present, contemporary intuitive painters from Jamaica, as well as art from Africa, South America and Europe. The auctions will be held on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30, commencing at 11 AM EST on both days

Art 360: Fine, Folk and Self-Taught Art, March 9, 2014

Art 360: Fine, Folk & Self-Taught Art

In its auction “Art 360: Fine, Folk and Self-Taught Art,” Material Culture brings together a rich assortment of art across these artistic categories. The sale’s over 400 lots encompass painting, drawing and sculpture in fine, folk and self-taught art, as well as prints, […]

The Collector’s Eye / February Estates: Antiques, Asian & Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs, Mid-Century Modern, Much More, Feb. 23, 2014-11am

The Collector’s Eye / February Estates
Featuring 600+ Lots from 40+ Regional and National Estates, Including Oriental Carpets, Northwest Coast Carvings, Asian Arts, Pre-Colombian Artifacts, Ethnographic Arts, Rare Textiles, African Tribal Arts, Chinese and Tibetan Artifacts, and Mid-Century Modern!

Material Culture presents 600+ lots of diverse and eclectic offerings from local, […]

Nov. 3, 2013 Sale: Candles In The Light: International Folk and Self-Taught Art

Auction: Sunday 11/03/13, 11 am

Preview Exhibition: Thursday 10/31 to Saturday 11/2, 10am-6pm – Daily

Browse the Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com | Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form

Material Culture brings an astonishing gathering of important folk and self-taught art to auction on November 3rd. Comprising over 700 lots, its sale, “Candles in the Light: International […]

Self-Taught Art at the May 26, 2013 Folk Out Loud Sale

Material Culture is quickly becoming a leader in the field of self-taught or “outsider” art; the auction house considers the bold, individual visions of artists whose chief training comes from within to be equal to those that come from ‘inside’ the establishment. The May 26 “Folk Out Loud” sale […]

May 26, 2013 Sale: Folk Out Loud

Auction: Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11AM (EST)

Exhibition: May 18-25, 10AM-6PM

Special Auction Exhibition Barbecue:
Saturday, May 25, 12 noon-3PM
Free and Open To The Public

Browse the Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com | Download the Print Catalog (pdf)

ABSENTEE BID FORM (pdf) | TELEPHONE BID FORM (pdf)
Material Culture is celebrating the spirit, animation and […]

May Estates Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Decorative Arts – May 19, 2013

May Estates Auction: Silver, Period Furnishings, Fine Art, Antiques, Asian Decorative Arts, Oriental Rugs, Art Glass, Much More. An Eclectic Estate Auction Filled With Many Unreserved Items. Highlights include: Joseph Csaky (French, 1888-1971) Bronze Sculpture; George William Mote (British, 1832-1909) Oil Painting; Dennis Abbe Art Deco Revival Glass Fire […]

The Max Garb Collection of African and Ethnographic Arts – April 28, 2013

U N R E S E R V E D  A U C T I O N
Auction:Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11AM (EST)

Exhibition: April 25-27, 10AM-6PM

Special Auction Exhibition Barbecue, Free and Open To The Public
Saturday, April 27, 1PM-3PM

DOWNLOAD THE CATALOG (PDF)
BROWSE THE CATALOG ON LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM
ABSENTEE BID FORM | TELEPHONE […]

Public Auction of The GlaxoSmithKline LLC Fine Art Collection: Sunday 4/14/13 11AM

UNRESERVED AUCTION

Auction: Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 11AM (EST)

Exhibition: April 11-13, 10AM-6PM

Special Barbecue Reception: Saturday, April 13 – 1PM-3PM

DOWNLOAD THE CATALOG (PDF)   |   BID ON LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM

ABSENTEE BID FORM  |  TELEPHONE BID FORM

Material Culture Auction Department is proud to offer the GlaxoSmithKline LLC art collection at Auction […]

Spring Estates Auction: Art, Antiques, Carpets, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts

Auction: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11AM (EST)
Exhibition: Wednesday 3/27/13 to Friday 3/29/13, 10AM-6PM
 

DOWNLOAD THE CATALOG (PDF)  |   BROWSE THE SALE ON LIVEAUCTIONEERS.COM
ABSENTEE BID FORM  |  TELEPHONE BID FORM
With spring comes Material Culture’s exciting Spring Estate Auction, sub-titled “Art, Antiques, Oriental Carpets, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts.” The sale […]

Reception with Live Music and Refreshments, Feb 23, 2013 – 1pm-5pm

Material Culture invites you
to an afternoon of live Middle Eastern
music and refreshments!

Join us for a special reception/exhibition:
“The Collector’s Eye: Art, Antique Carpets, Decorative and Ethnographic Arts”
from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday, February 23, 2013

Auction: Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11 AM

Please join us for an afternoon of art, live […]

The Collector’s Eye : Art, Antique Carpets, Decorative & Ethnographic Arts

Join us Saturday, February 23, 1pm-5pm

For a Special Pre-Sale Exhibition & Reception
With Live Middle Eastern Music & Refreshments

On February 24, Material Culture will hold an important auction of fine art, antiques, carpets, and ethnographic arts under the title “Collector’s Eye.” A portion of the 300+ lots up […]

Material Culture Auctioneers 2012 Review

With its very first year as an auctioneer, Material Culture is already traversing the boundaries of the international auction market. Decades of experience in the field of art, antiques and artifacts from around the globe, coupled with its inclusive aesthetic ethos, have made its entrance to the auction world […]

Dec. 8, 2012 Sale: December Estates Auction

Material Culture’s December Estates Auction presents an exciting array of fresh-to-the-market art and artifacts from Pennsylvania and regional estates. The auction features more than 90 lots of museum-quality modern, self-taught and animation art, providing extremely fine opportunity for collectors looking to expand current collections, or start new ones. Over […]

Successes of Oct. 14, 2012 Auction

Material Culture is proud of the successes of its October 14 sale, “The Spirits of My Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters: Art, Textiles, Antiquities, Carpets, Ethnographic Arts, Navajo Jewelry.” Art and artifacts of diverse origin, bound together by quality and rarity, provided unique opportunities for collectors of all levels. An […]

Textiles and Carpets at the Oct. 14, 2012 Auction

Material Culture’s October 14 sale, “The Spirits of My Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters: Art, Textiles, Antiquities, Carpets, Ethnographic Arts, Old Navajo Jewelry” will showcase the second part of Bill Liske’s collection of antique Chinese and Tibetan textiles and artifacts, the fruit of three decades of Liske’s travel and work […]

Material Culture to Auction What May Be Largest Antique Persian Carpet

Is This The Largest Antique Persian Carpet In Existence?*

* Woven In One Piece, In Its Original Size, With Condition Suitable for Repairs and Continued Use
Our preliminary research leads us to believe that it might be. The Michaelian Meshed Carpet, dated 1904, from Persia, was custom woven for the Union […]

Oct. 14, 2012 Sale: “The Spirits of My Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters”: Art, Textiles, Antiquities, Carpets, Ethnographic Arts, Navajo Jewelry

Material Culture will host an auction of art, antiquities, textiles, carpets, and other fine artifacts, brought together under the title “The Spirits of my Reincarnation Brothers and Sisters,” the name of an exceptional painting by Prince Twins Seven-Seven, up for sale at this auction. Items from Bill Liske’s collection […]

Sep. 23, 2012 Sale: September Estates Auction

Material Culture’s September Estate Auction, sub-titled “Antiques, Collectibles, Fine and Decorative Arts,” heralds the fall with promise of more amazing deals and spectacular artifacts up for auction. The auction commences at 11 AM on Sunday, September 23. With items in all price ranges, both sale fanatics and those entirely […]

Material Culture’s Inaugural Sales a Great Success

With Material Culture’s Inaugural Auctions, the same kind of unique items of exceptional artistry and craft that have formed the backbone of the company for years have launched it boldly into the international auction market. The Inaugural Sale, “New World Orders,” on May 5, and the Inaugural Specialty Sale, […]

May 26, 2012 Auction Exhibition

We invite you to come by Material Culture all of this week for our special exhibition preview of our May 26 auction, “Antique Textiles, Carpets, and Ethnographic Arts.” Our exhibition galleries, nearly 20,000 square feet of naturally-lit space, are housed under the same roof as Material Culture’s retail space. […]

Material Culture Lecture and Party May 19, 2012

In anticipation of our May 26th auction, and in honor of Bill Liske and his collection of textiles, carpets and artifacts, we are hosting a talk and reception on Saturday, May 19th at 6pm. Mr. Liske will discuss his life and experience as a collector over three decades of […]

Contemporary Chinese Art at May 5, 2012 Auction Led by Gou Runwen, Fan Zeng

Our May 5 auction, “New World Orders: Art, Furnishings, Collectables, Decorative Arts,” features nearly 100 lots of Asian art, from the 12th century to today, but we are particularly pleased to be showcasing a number of works from contemporary Chinese painters. Over the past decade, the value of contemporary […]

Inaugural May 5th Auction Showcases Work of Prince Twins Seven-Seven

We are very pleased that our inaugural auction,”New World Orders,” will be continuing our relationship with Prince Twins Seven-Seven, who spent time at Material Culture as Artist-in-Residence; we hope, additionally, to honor his recent passing, in June of 2011. Born in 1944, Prince was an original member of the […]

Works by Felipe Jesus Consalvos at May 5, 2012 Auction

Among our May 5th auction’s many offerings, we seek to showcase the works of talented artists whose work travels beyond the traditional borders of fine art. Self-taught artist Felipe Jesus Consalvos (1891-c.1960) will be represented at auction by three of his striking mixed media pieces, created in the vernacular […]

May 5, 2012 Auction to Feature Works by James Castle

Material Culture Auctioneers is extremely proud to be presenting three works by famous self-taught American artist James Castle (1899-1977) at our May 5th auction, “New World Orders: Art, Furnishings, Collectables and Decorative Arts.” Castle was the subject of a major retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which subsequently […]

Samuel A Robb Cigar Store Indian Press Release

We are privileged to present a Samuel Anderson Robb Cigar Store Indian at our May 5th auction. Though these hand-carved statues were once frequent sights in front of 19th century cigar stores, original examples are now extremely rare, and highly collectable due to the resurgent popularity of cigars and […]

Liske Collection of Antique Tibetan Textiles, Carpets and Artifacts Press Release

The Bill Liske Collection of Antique Tibetan Textiles, Carpets and Artifacts is the culmination of Liske’s three decades of travel and work in the Himalayas. A lifelong mountaineer, Liske originally visited Nepal in 1974 for the climbing opportunities of its terrain, and was drawn in by the society and […]

Material Culture Press Release

March 30, 2012: Material Culture, purveyor of antiques, textiles, handcrafted furnishings and decorative arts from around the world, announces the opening of Material Culture Auctioneers. Philadelphia is a city of the arts, and Material Culture Auctioneers intends to bring its rich experience in the field of art and antiques […]