Auction, May 30 | Oriental Rugs & Textile Arts from American Estates

Oriental Rugs & Textile Arts from American Estates | 23 Auction: Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 11AM EST Exhibition: May 28-29, 11AM-4PM Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

May 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Odes to the Beauty Surrounding Us | The Miniatures of Curtis Coyote

On Exhibition Now: The Miniatures of Curtis Coyote Reception & Refreshments | Saturday, May 12, Noon-3pm | Free, Open to the Public "I have always been struck by how we strive for a kind of visual perfection. We look for the straight line, the clean smooth surface, an organized and ordered world. But when I look at our surroundings, the outside world, a beautiful chaos reigns. A chipping, cracking, sagging, debris filled chaos is all around us. Here, in miniature, I try to recreate the largely overlooked world we live in every day. The beauty of a disordered scene, so familiar, but rarely celebrated...." Curtis Coyote With over 30 years as a scenic artist for theatre, film and television, Curtis Coyote worked in many media, creating fully realized scenes and stories, props and contraptions. Curtis worked on television shows like “Northern Exposure”, the remake of “The Fugitive”, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Design Invasion”. His Film Credits include “Invincible”, “The Hunted”, “Rocky Balboa” and “The Ring” to name a few. His passion for creation and the skills and talents he brought to his scenic career, have a wonderful outlet in his Miniature work exploring the beauty of a disordered scene.

April 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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April 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Meet Oliver Crane, Youngest Person in History to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean!

Meet Oliver Crane, Youngest Person in History (b. 1998) to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean! Join Us for Talk & Refreshments | “A Million Strokes to Home” Sunday, April 8, 2PM Free • Open to Public • Unlimited Free Parking RSVP REQUIRED, CLICK HERE (Please include name and number in your party) Note: Oliver's boat will be on exhibition during the talk! At Sea 44 Days, 16 Hours and 9 Minutes, Raising Awareness and Donations for Ocean Conservation and Homelessness Oliver Crane, 19, rowed alone, in a 23-foot vessel equipped with solar panels, navigation equipment, water purifier and a radio. He ate freeze-dried food and tried to sleep in a cabin that was supposed to be water-tight but leaked. “It’s hard to put into words the feeling of standing on a 3-foot high boat, surrounded by waves as big as buildings, crashing around you for as far as the eye can see – the saltiness of the ocean spray.” After six capsizes and 44 days alone in the water, Oliver crossed the finish line on Sunday, January 27, 2018 and achieved a new world record as the youngest solo rower to cross the Atlantic Ocean. He estimated he [...]

March 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Party of the Year! Supper Club, Saturday, March 31

  SOLD OUT! Baba Olga's Supper Club Presents MATERIAL CULTURE'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY OF THE YEAR! Saturday, March 31, 7pm-11pm LIVE MUSIC ~The West Philadelphia Orchestra~ ~The Mid East Ensemble~ Special Guest: The Peek-A-Boo Revue, Philly’s Premier Neo-Burlesque Show DINNER Chef Aliza Green Presents Crossroads of Moroccan Cuisine: Arab, Berber, Jewish Saturday, March 31, 7:00PM - 11:00PM $55 per person BYOB Unlimited Free Parking SOLD OUT! MENU COCKTAIL HOUR Maison Arabe Welcome Drink: pineapple, ginger, mint and lime (spike if you like, BYOB) Array of Moroccan Salads: courgette salad, green bean salad, tchakchouka, carrot salad with chermoula, beet salad, eggplant zalouk Lamb Kefte in Spiced Tomato Chermoula Madfouna: Berber Stuffed Bread with Onions & Spices BUFFET Butter lettuce salad with strawberry, avocado & fresh goat cheese & flatbread crisps Essaouira Jewish Chicken Tajine with Lemon and Egg Berber Couscous with Seven Vegetables, Chickpeas and Olives Grilled Beef & Cherry Tomato Kebobs with Ras el Hanout Spice Roasted Gold Potatoes with Caramelized Garlic & Extra Virgin Olive Oil DESSERTS Moroccan Almond Briouat Pastries Candied Orange & Olive Oil Cake Gateau au Chocolat & Café NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES House Still & Sparkling Filtered Water Small World Brewed Coffee/Tazo Tea Assortment   [...]

February 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Material Culture Quarter Century Sale

Caravans Of New Arrivals  •  Antique & Traditional Oriental Rugs & Kilims  •  Modern Design Carpets  •  Mid Century Moroccan Rugs & Flatweaves  •  Organic Live Edge Tables  •  Antique Asian Furnishings  •  Rustic Colonial Cabinets & Sideboards  •  20 Million Year Old Petrified Teak Wood Side Tables  •  18Th Century Mughal Architecture  •  19Th Century Asian Screens  • Stone, Wood & Bronze Buddhas • Hammered Copper Bistro Tables  •  Hand Blown Glass Lighting  •  Silk Road Textiles, Pillows & Curtains  •  Tribal & Contemporary Jewelry  •  Vintage West African Indigo  •  Stone & Garden Artifacts  •  Ancient & Ethnographic Arts  •  Fine, Folk & Outsider Art  •  Colors Of Padmini Boutique: Decor & Fashion  •  Merchant Monkey Shop: Gifts & Collectibles  

February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

May 15 Auction | Important Golf Autograph Archive

MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Important Golf Autograph Archive (Lot 97) ONLINE* AUCTION: Monday, May 15, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: May 13-14, 11AM-5PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Morning: Fine, Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art (Lots 1-403) Afternoon: International Textile Arts & Antique Oriental Rugs (Lots 404-685) Note: we sell approximately 80-100 lots per hour. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Featuring over 700 signed scorecards and rare books signed by Champion Golfers and public figures. Autographs by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Billy Casper, Jordan Spieth, Johnny Miller, Gary Player, Kim Birdie, Archie Griffin, Jack Burke, James Demaret, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Cal Ripken, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, John Elway, Peyton Manning, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Beau Biden, Dan Quayle, John Boehner, Michael Bloomberg, Antonin Scalia, Charles Munger and many more; Rare Books: Pebble Beach Golf Links: The Official History 1st ed./1st Printing of First/Limited Edition Book and The Masters: Augusta Revisited (1st ed.). A portion of the proceeds to benefit Arnie's Army. Please contact us for detailed photographs of the collection and additional information. Essex [...]

May 10th, 2017|Auctions, Uncategorized|

MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

MAY ESTATES + PRIVATE COLLECTIONS ONLINE* AUCTION: Monday, May 15, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: May 13-14, 11AM-5PM *Also Accepting Phone and Absentee Bids Morning: Fine, Folk, Self-Taught & Outsider Art (Lots 1-403) Afternoon: International Textile Arts & Antique Oriental Rugs (Lots 404-685) Note: we sell approximately 80-100 lots per hour. Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on these Portals:   Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF)  

April 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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April 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

April Estates & Collections

Online* Auction: Friday, April 21, 2017, 10AM EST Exhibition: April 19-20, 11AM-5PM *Also accepting Phone and Absentee Bids 734 LOTS--Sampling of Eclectic Highlights and Categories of Interest Include: Paul Evans Furnishings (PA estate); Outstanding Offerings of Antique Chinese Textiles/Robes, Paintings and Asian Traditional Arts, Including a Rare Early Museum Quality Tibetan Book of Astrology and Omens with Paintings and Text; Collectibles and Ephemera from the Estate of Famed Prima Ballerina Eva Evdokimova; Pre-Columbian Taino and Native American Stone Carvings; Amazing Selections of Antique Chinese, Indian, Burmese, Thai and Pala Period (11/12th C. CE) Bronze Statues; Large Selections of Antique and Vintage Oriental Rugs, Moroccan Rugs, Kilims and Ethnographic Textiles; American and Continental Furnishings, Collectibles and Decorative Arts; Estate Jewelry and Silver; Tribal Art, Including a Fine Early 20th C. Dogon Togu Na Post (ex collection Werner Muensterberger), and Diverse Offerings of Antique Tribal Jewelry and Artifacts from a Private German Collection. And From a Large Field of Unique, Inspired and Sometimes Odd Items of Interest: An Authentic Early Medical School Skeleton Model, Marked up with Names of Bones, Muscles and Tendons; A Massive Lambert Kamps (Netherlands) Inflatable Pillow Tent; A Selection of Ajan Daeng (Thailand) Long Wireframe Insectile Garden Benches; Furniture [...]

March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|