ORIENTAL RUGS FROM AMERICAN ESTATES | 64 | AUCTION, MARCH 27

ORIENTAL RUGS FROM AMERICAN ESTATES | 64 ~433 LOTS~ Live Showroom Auction: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 10AM ET Public Exhibition: March 24-25-26, 11AM-4PM Join Us! Exhibition Opening & Refreshments, Sunday, March 24, Noon to 4PM BUYER’S PREMIUM: IN-HOUSE, PHONE, ABSENTEE: 25% Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live Online: Online Bidding Also Available on these Portals: 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.

2024-03-02T14:11:07-05:00March 1st, 2024|Uncategorized|

ETHNOGRAPHIC, ANCIENT, ASIAN & TEXTILE ARTS | AUCTION, FEB 29

ETHNOGRAPHIC, ANCIENT, ASIAN & TEXTILE ARTS ~568 LOTS~ Live Showroom Auction: Thursday, February 29, 10AM ET Public Exhibition: February 26-27-28 Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) BUYER’S PREMIUM: IN-HOUSE, PHONE, ABSENTEE: 25% Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live Online: Online Bidding Also Available on these Portals: 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.

2024-02-17T11:50:36-05:00February 6th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Help Support INTUIT’S Mr. Imagination Education Studio

Looking to put something valuable to very good use? Material Culture is currently accepting all types of auction-worthy consignments from individuals who are inspired to donate the proceeds to help INTUIT create the Mr. Imagination Education Studio. This invitation extends beyond just art; it encompasses all the categories we regularly auction. For consignments designated for this project, Material Culture will waive the seller’s commission for Consignors. For auction queries, please email or send photos to expert@materialculture.com Or call 215-438-4700 The Mr. Imagination Education Studio at INTUIT Mr. Imagination in the midst of his creations, including a bottlecap throne, suit, and figure. Your support will help Chicago’s Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art create the Mr. Imagination Education Studio, a dedicated Mr. Imagination-inspired classroom to serve youth, special needs groups, teachers and worldwide audiences beginning in fall 2024. All children need to know that they have the power to change their lives and the lives of their community.  In fact, to change the world. All of us have experienced loss, tragedy or heartbreak in our lives. Despite those experiences, self-taught artists inspirationally and therapeutically display their inborn talent by creating powerful art that [...]

2024-02-21T14:45:05-05:00January 22nd, 2024|Uncategorized|

INVITATION TO CONSIGN | FINE FOLK OUTSIDER

Live Showroom Auction: Monday, April 29, 2024 Public Exhibition: April 26-27-28 Consignments accepted until March 15   Consign with Material Culture and experience a hassle-free auction journey. Contact expert@materialculture.com or call (215) 438-4700. HOW TO CONSIGN UPCOMING AUCTIONS

2024-01-24T11:05:42-05:00January 22nd, 2024|Uncategorized|

MOUNTAIN HIGH | RUGS KILIMS TRAPPINGS | AUCTION, JAN 31

View the Virtual Catalog MOUNTAIN HIGH | RUGS KILIMS TRAPPINGS ~302 LOTS~ Live Showroom Auction: Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 11AM ET Public Exhibition: January 28-29-30, 11AM-4PM Join Us! Exhibition Reception and Refreshments, Sunday, Jan 28, Noon to 4PM 1PM: Special Guest Speaker, James Opie, author of Tribal Rugs of Southern Persia and Tribal Rugs: Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Middle East and Central Asia Click to Watch the Video Featuring a large collection of fresh-to-the-market Anatolian, Caucasian, Persian and Central Asian tribal and nomadic weavings Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) BUYER’S PREMIUM: IN-HOUSE, PHONE, ABSENTEE: 25% Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live Online: Online Bidding Also Available on these Portals: 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.  

2024-01-15T18:05:13-05:00January 6th, 2024|Uncategorized|

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Auction Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Hours for Drop Offs & Pick Ups, 9am-1pm, Appointments Required Serving Buyers and Sellers nationally and around the globe, including Estates, Individuals, Businesses, Museums, Universities, and Non-profits. Material Culture’s auctions offer a broad and exciting range of Antiques, Asian Arts, Fine Art, Folk Art, Ethnographic Arts, Decorative Arts, Modern Design, Couture, Jewelry, Timepieces, Silver, Objets de Vertu, Fine Books & Manuscripts. Auction Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Hours for Drop Offs & Pick Ups, 10am-2pm, Appointments Required Store Hours: Open 7 Days a Week, From 10am-5pm Since 1993, thousands of savvy shoppers and collectors have taken inspiration and resource in Material Culture's vast and constantly changing inventory of one of a kind items for their home, garden, commercial, and special design projects. Store Hours: Open 7 Days a Week, From 10am-5pm

2023-12-12T12:15:21-05:00December 11th, 2023|Uncategorized|

2 Talks + Screening of the Award Winning Documentary “Henry Glassie: Field Work”

12 NOON: Refreshments LECTURES: 1PM: Pravina Shukla Folk Art in the Brazilian Interior 2PM: Henry Glassie Folk Art in Global Sweep 3PM: Special Screening Of the Award Winning Documentary Henry Glassie: Field Work (click to view trailer) (And don’t miss our Robert L Pfannebecker Collection/Auction Exhibition on the same day!) (click for more information) Between 2007 and the present, Pravina Shukla and Henry Glassie conducted fieldwork in Northeastern Brazil, writing Sacred Art: Catholic Saints and Candomblé Gods in Modern Brazil, published in 2018, and Folk Art: Continuity, Creativity, and the Brazilian Quotidian, for sale first at Material Culture in December 2023. Pravina Shukla Pravina Shukla is Provost Professor of Folklore at Indiana University, and the author of The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment and the Art of the Body in Modern India, and Costume: Performing Identities through Dress. Henry Glassie Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, has written twenty books, including Passing the Time in Ballymenone, The Spirit of Folk Art, and Turkish Traditional Art Today, all named notable books of the year [...]

2023-12-11T10:08:26-05:00November 27th, 2023|Uncategorized|

THE ROBERT L. PFANNEBECKER COLLECTION

SELECTIONS FROM THE ROBERT L. PFANNEBECKER COLLECTION ~ 339 Lots ~ Live Showroom Auction: Monday, December 18, 2023, 11AM EST. Public Exhibition: December 16-17, 11AM-4PM. Join Us! Exhibition Reception/Refreshments, Sunday, December 17, 1pm – 4pm. (And don’t miss our Celebration of Folk Art on the same day!) (click for more information) Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) BUYER’S PREMIUM: IN-HOUSE, PHONE, ABSENTEE: 25% Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live Online: Online Bidding Also Available on these Portals: 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.

2023-12-11T10:09:22-05:00November 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|

THE RUSSELL S. FLING COLLECTION

View the Virtual Print Catalog THE RUSSELL S. FLING COLLECTION Fine Rugs and Textiles Live Showroom Auction: Monday, December 4, 2023, 11AM ET Public Exhibition: December 1-2-3, 11AM to 4PM Join Us! Exhibition Reception, December 3, 1PM to 4PM Special Guest Speaker, Kate Fitz Gibbon, 2pm: “A Walk in the Garden, Central Asian Suzani Embroidery and the Urban Textile Tradition” Kate Fitz Gibbon and co-author Andrew Hale have written six books on Central Asian art including IKAT, winner of the Wittenborn Prize for Best Art Book of 1996 and Uzbek Embroidery in the Nomadic Tradition, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2007. She was editor and contributor to Who Owns the Past? Cultural Property, Cultural Policy and the Law, Rutgers University Press, 2005. Kate is an attorney in Santa Fe, New Mexico, specializing in art and cultural heritage law and estate planning. She is Executive Director of the Committee for Cultural Policy and editor of the online journal, Cultural Property News. She serves on the Art and Cultural Heritage Law Steering Committee of the American Bar Association and was a member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President from 2000-2003. Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) BUYER’S PREMIUM: IN-HOUSE, PHONE, ABSENTEE: [...]

2023-12-02T17:28:46-05:00November 6th, 2023|Uncategorized|

FINE ORIENTAL RUGS & TEXTILES | AUCTION, NOV. 21

View the Virtual Print Catalog ORIENTAL RUGS & TEXTILES FROM AMERICAN ESTATES | 61 Live Showroom Auction: Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 10AM Public Exhibition: November 18-19-20, 11AM – 4PM Join Us! Exhibition Reception, Sunday, November 19, Noon – 4PM Absentee Bid Form | Telephone Bid Form | Terms and Conditions (PDF) BUYER’S PREMIUM: IN-HOUSE, PHONE, ABSENTEE: 25% Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live Online: Online Bidding Also Available on these Portals: 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.

2023-11-01T14:36:25-04:00October 26th, 2023|Uncategorized|