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India Buying Trip, December, 2022 https://youtu.be/MGEJAUr411Y The Beautiful Country, December, 2022 https://youtu.be/a7p0whmHQbA The Dardashti Collection, Sept 2022 https://youtu.be/FmL4TQlZXZM Carol Summers Collection | A Treasury of Indian Folk Textiles, August, 2022 https://youtu.be/qfOqoyFcgo0 Roger Hollander Collection | Antique Indonesian Textiles https://youtu.be/WJ4aiRwaCp4 Fine Antique and Collectible Oriental Rugs, Kilims, Textiles | Featuring the Jack Cassin Collection, July 2022 https://youtu.be/9y8B7qTBNVs Jim and Kit Horne Collection, March 2022 https://youtu.be/PaniejEgZU0 Material Culture Exhibition: Ethnographic, Folk, Asian, Ancient & Tribal Arts, February, 2022 https://youtu.be/phAIAkJ9qpA Queer Eye in At MC Philadelphia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYmHe20p_zU The World of Material Culture https://youtu.be/4bXrq7G1IdU Dreams of my Brother: Visions of Obama https://youtu.be/O45knRjgK2Q

2023-01-24T13:27:38-05:00January 10th, 2023|Uncategorized|

African Folk & Tribal Arts | Auction, January 31

African Folk & Tribal Arts | 406 Lots Live Showroom Auction: Tuesday, January 31, 11AM Public Exhibition: January 29-30, 11AM-4PM JOIN US! Exhibition & Refreshments, Sunday, January 29, Noon to 4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: Also accepting phone and absentee bids. Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Shown below are a small sampling of lots. Please go to one of the online portal links above to view the entire auction catalog.  

2023-01-26T11:57:27-05:00January 4th, 2023|Uncategorized|

BIG TENT 2 | Estates | Antiques and Decorative Arts | Auction, Dec. 12

BIG TENT 2 | Estate Antiques, Decorative Arts & Collectibles, Fine, Folk, Asian, Ethnographic & Textile Arts ~ 548 Lots ~ Live Showroom Auction: Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10AM ET Public Exhibition: December 12 - 13, 11AM - 4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: Also accepting phone and absentee bids. Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price. We Sell Approximately 60-80 Lots Per Hour. Shown below are a small sampling of lots. Please go to one of the online portal links above to view the entire auction catalog.  

2022-11-23T11:16:12-05:00November 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Oriental Rugs from American Estates 56 | Dec. 8

Oriental Rugs from American Estates 56 | 429 Lots Live Showroom Auction: Thursday, December 8, 2022, 10AM ET Public Exhibition: December 5 – 6 –7, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: Also accepting phone and absentee bids. Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price. We Sell Approximately 60-80 Lots Per Hour. LOT ORDER: 1 – 11 (Tibetan), 12 – 25 (Chinese), 26 – 160 (Antique Decorative Rugs), 161 – 166 (Books), 167 – 239 (Trappings, Bags, Kilims), 240 – 287 (Caucasian), 288 – 327 (Persian Village & Nomad), 328 –352 (Anatolian), 353 – 395 (Turkmen, C. Asian), 396 – 414 (Baluch), 415 – 426 (Mexican & More) Shown below are a small sampling of lots. Please go to one of the online portal links above to view the entire auction catalog.  

2022-11-23T14:46:48-05:00November 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|

It Once was Another Lifetime, by Seth J Hersh

Seth J Hersh in Indonesia, 1970's A significant portion of my life was spent in Indonesia. I went to Indonesia as a drilling engineer in 1972. Those were heady days: two years out of college, working 24/7 for a week, running an offshore drilling rig in the Java Sea. Oil priced at $3/barrel! On my free time--I’d work a week offshore and take off for a week--I would scour the antique shops in Jakarta, where I often found myself going through piles of exotic weavings and batiks. And there were many! Indonesia is a country of islands, each with its own distinctive culture, textile style, design and expression. Java. Bali. Flores. Sumba. Roti. Sabu. Lomblen. Kalimantan/Borneo. Sumatra. Sulawesi. These are a few of the many. Sumba Women Dressing Up in Sarongs from Flores In 1975, I quit my job as a drilling engineer and with six months left on my residence visa (Time is a big bonus when travelling Indonesia’s far-flung archipelago.), I headed east to Sumba, the island which had the boldest artwork for my untutored eye. I knew very little about ikat weavings but there was a strong urge for “destination Sumba”. I travelled [...]

2022-11-08T15:06:42-05:00November 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

DAY TWO | Ethnographic Arts | Textiles ~ 378 Lots~

DAY TWO: Ethnographic Arts | Textiles ~378 Lots~ Live Showroom Auction | Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10AM Public Exhibition: November 11-12-13, 11AM-4PM Join Us! Reception and Refreshments, Sunday, November 13, Noon - 4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Also accepting phone and absentee bids. Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price. We Sell Approximately 60-80 Lots Per Hour.  

2022-11-08T15:16:49-05:00October 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

DAY ONE | Ethnographic, Ancient, Tribal & Asian Arts ~ 562 Lots~

DAY ONE Ethnographic, Ancient, Tribal & Asian Arts ~562 Lots~ Live Showroom Auction | Monday, November 14, 2022, 10AM Public Exhibition: November 11-12-13, 11AM-4PM Join Us! Reception and Refreshments, Sunday, November 13, Noon - 4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals: Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Also accepting phone and absentee bids. Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price. We Sell Approximately 60-80 Lots Per Hour.

2022-11-08T15:15:33-05:00October 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Dark Shadows | Objects of Intrigue & Strangeness | Auction, Oct. 31

Dark Shadows | Objects of Intrigue & Strangeness Featuring a Rare Collection of Fresh to the Market Vampire Killing Artifacts Live Showroom Auction: Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2022, 11AM ET Public Exhibition: October 28-29-30, 11AM-4PM Also accepting phone and absentee bids.  Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price. We Sell Approximately 60-80 Lots Per Hour. Shown below are a small sampling of lots. Please go to one of the online portal links above to view the entire auction catalog.

2022-10-08T15:42:16-04:00October 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The Dardashti Collection | Auction, Oct. 24

The Dardashti Collection | Fine Antique Oriental Rugs & Carpets ~241 Lots~ Browse the Virtual Print Catalog Live Showroom Auction Monday, October 24, 2022, 11AM ET Public Exhibition: October 20 - 23, 11am - 4pm Join Us! Reception and Refreshments, Sunday, October 23, Noon - 4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Also accepting phone and absentee bids. Please Note: There Are No Hidden or Confidential Reserves; All Acceptable Bidding Commences at the Online Start Price. We Sell Approximately 60-80 Lots Per Hour. Shown below are a sampling of lots. Please go to one of the online portal links above to view the entire auction catalog.

2022-10-18T10:12:32-04:00September 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

JOIN US! Double Auction Exhibition | Reception & Refreshments | Sunday, Sept. 11th

JOIN US! Special Double Auction Exhibition Reception & Refreshments Free, Open to the Public Sunday, September 11, Noon – 3PM Carol Summers Collection | A Treasury of Indian Folk Textiles Live Showroom Auction: Monday, September 12, 2022, 11AM ET Public Exhibition: September 10-11, 11AM – 4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:     When Artists Collect | Jimmy and Angela Clark Collection Live Showroom Auction: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 11AM ET Public Exhibition: September 10-11-12-13, 11AM – 4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:    

2022-09-10T06:07:46-04:00September 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|