SUMMER ESTATES | AUCTION, JULY 17

SUMMER ESTATES NO RESERVES | 585 LOTS FINE ART, ANTIQUES, DECORATIVE ARTS, FINE FURNISHINGS, ETHNOGRAPHICA, ORIENTAL RUGS Live Showroom Auction: Wednesday, July, 17, 2024, 10AM ET Public Exhibition: July 14, 15, 16, 11AM-4PM Join us! Exhibition Reception & Outdoor Barbecue, Sunday, July 14, 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: 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.    

2024-06-21T13:14:53-04:00June 21st, 2024|Uncategorized|

Award-Winning Author & Chef Aliza Green | Aruba’s Papiamento Cuisine | June 29

  Award-Winning Author & Chef Aliza Green's Latest Book: "Aruba’s Papiamento Cuisine" Award-winning author and chef Aliza Green will be at Material Culture to present her latest book, Aruba’s Papiamento Cuisine. Guests will enjoy samples of Bolo Preto cake (Aruban black cake) with passion fruit crème, and Peruvian chicha morada syrup. Copies of the book will be available for $40 each. Join us on Saturday, June 29th, from 2 PM to 3 PM. Free parking is available, and the event is open to the public.   Savoring Aruba A Culinary Journey through Caribbean Flavors Award-Winning Author & Chef Aliza Green From dazzling white sugar sand beaches to seemingly never-ending stretches of turquoise ocean, the small Caribbean island of Aruba is culture-rich with deep-rooted traditions and diverse flavors. Aruba’s Papiamento Cuisine: New Caribbean Cooking Celebrating its Creole Roots and Multicultural Flavors (Panamericana, Bogota, Colombia, October 2023 $40.00 US), written by award-winning cookbook author Aliza Green, is both a love letter and an introduction to Aruba. Green will take you on a dynamic journey through the island to discover a cuisine infused with vibrant Caribbean creole ingredients and techniques with international flair. Local food [...]

2024-06-19T10:47:29-04:00June 12th, 2024|Uncategorized|

FINE ANTIQUE RUGS AND TEXTILE ARTS

FINE ANTIQUE RUGS AND TEXTILE ARTS Featuring the John T. Wertime Collection with Other Fine Estates and Private Collections 2-Day Live Showroom Auction: June 17-18, 2024, 11AM ET DAY 1: RUGS, KILIMS, TRAPPINGS (LOTS 1 – 410) Live Showroom Auction: Monday, June 17, 11AM ET DAY 2: TEXTILE ARTS (LOTS 411 – 639) Live Showroom Auction: Tuesday, June 18, 11AM ET Exhibition: June 14-15-16, 11AM-4PM Join Us! Exhibition Reception and Refreshments, Sunday, June 16, Noon to 4PM Special 2PM Gallery Walk Through & Discussion: James Opie (author of Tribal Rugs: Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia) and Material Culture founder, George Jevremovic More Information   Philadelphia, PA.,  June, 2024 — Twenty-six years ago, John Wertime’s article featuring a portion of his extensive collection appeared in HALI, “Back to Basics: Primitive Pile Rugs of West & Central Asia.” While focused on structural characteristics and technique, the visuals captured their readers. That article featured chosen examples from Anatolia east through Persia, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, only a small segment of his expansive collection featured in our auction. Beginning with the minimalist art that so fascinated John Wertime, the appeal is immediately apparent; the grouping of his [...]

2024-06-05T14:01:00-04:00June 3rd, 2024|Uncategorized|

DAY 2: TEXTILE ARTS

Browse the Virtual Catalog FINE ANTIQUE RUGS AND TEXTILE ARTS Featuring the John T. Wertime Collection with Other Fine Estates and Private Collections 2-Day Live Showroom Auction: June 17-18, 11AM ET Exhibition: June 14-15-16, 11AM-4PM Join Us! Exhibition Reception and Refreshments, Sunday, June 16, Noon to 4PM Special 2PM Gallery Walk Through & Discussion: James Opie (author of Tribal Rugs: Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia) and Material Culture founder, George Jevremovic Twenty-six years ago, John Wertime’s article featuring a portion of his extensive collection appeared in HALI, “Back to Basics: Primitive Pile Rugs of West & Central Asia.” While focused on structural characteristics and technique, the visuals captured their readers. That article featured chosen examples from Anatolia east through Persia, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, only a small segment of his expansive collection featured in our auction. (continue reading) DAY 2: TEXTILE ARTS (LOTS 411 – 639) Live Showroom Auction: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 11AM ET 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: NOTE: There Are No Hidden [...]

2024-06-17T11:54:04-04:00May 31st, 2024|Uncategorized|

DAY 2: TEXTILE ARTS | FINE ANTIQUE RUGS AND TEXTILE ARTS

FINE ANTIQUE RUGS AND TEXTILE ARTS Featuring the John T. Wertime Collection with Other Fine Estates and Private Collections 2-Day Live Showroom Auction: June 17-18, 11AM ET Exhibition: June 14-15-16, 11AM-4PM Join Us! 
Exhibition Reception and Refreshments Sunday, June 16, Noon to 4PM DAY 2: TEXTILE ARTS  (LOTS 411 – 639) Live Showroom Auction: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 11AM ET 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:

2024-05-30T11:26:46-04:00May 30th, 2024|Uncategorized|

DAY 1: RUGS, KILIMS, TRAPPINGS

Browse the Virtual Catalog FINE ANTIQUE RUGS AND TEXTILE ARTS Featuring the John T. Wertime Collection with Other Fine Estates and Private Collections 2-Day Live Showroom Auction: June 17-18, 11AM ET Exhibition: June 14-15-16, 11AM-4PM Join Us! Exhibition Reception and Refreshments, Sunday, June 16, Noon to 4PM Special 2PM Gallery Walk Through & Discussion: James Opie (author of Tribal Rugs: Nomadic and Village Weavings from the Near East and Central Asia) and Material Culture founder, George Jevremovic Twenty-six years ago, John Wertime’s article featuring a portion of his extensive collection appeared in HALI, “Back to Basics: Primitive Pile Rugs of West & Central Asia.” While focused on structural characteristics and technique, the visuals captured their readers. That article featured chosen examples from Anatolia east through Persia, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, only a small segment of his expansive collection featured in our auction. (continue reading) DAY 1: RUGS, KILIMS, TRAPPINGS  (LOTS 1 – 410) Live Showroom Auction: Monday, June 17, 2024, 11AM ET 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: NOTE: There Are [...]

2024-06-17T11:53:01-04:00May 30th, 2024|Uncategorized|

FINE ANTIQUE RUGS AND TEXTILE ARTS | AUCTION, JUNE 17

FINE ANTIQUE RUGS AND TEXTILE ARTS Featuring the John T. Wertime Collection with Other Fine Estates and Private Collections 2-Day Live Showroom Auction: June 17-18, 11AM ET Exhibition: June 14-15-16, 11AM-4PM Join Us! 
Exhibition Reception and Refreshments Sunday, June 16, Noon to 4PM DAY 1: RUGS, KILIMS, TRAPPINGS  (LOTS 1 – 410) Live Showroom Auction: Monday, June 17, 2024, 11AM ET 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: DAY 2: TEXTILE ARTS  (LOTS 411 – 639) Live Showroom Auction: Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 11AM ET 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: 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.  

2024-05-31T09:51:59-04:00May 6th, 2024|Uncategorized|

ORIENTAL RUGS FROM AMERICAN ESTATES | 65 | AUCTION, MAY 29

ORIENTAL RUGS FROM AMERICAN ESTATES | 65 ~ 350 LOTS ~ NO RESERVES Live Showroom Auction: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 11AM Public Exhibition: May 26-27-28, 11AM-4PM (please make an appointment and provide a list of the lots you wish to view in person: frontdesk@materialculture.com or call 215-438-4700) 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: 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.

2024-05-09T10:16:34-04:00May 3rd, 2024|Uncategorized|

Frantz Zephirin Bio

Frantz Zephirin (b. 1968) Frantz Zephirin (b. 1968) is one of the most recognizable contemporary visionary Haitian painters working today. As a toddler he watched his uncle, the painter Antoine Obin, as he worked and by the age of 7, Frantz was making his own paintings of colonial homes that line Cap-Haitien's coast. Swiftly diverging from the traditional Cap Haitian style, Zephirin developed a highly original approach, infusing his art with themes ranging from politics to social dynamics and Vodou spirituality. His works pulsate with vibrant compositions, brimming with anthropomorphic animal imagery, intricate patterns, and vivid colors. Drawing inspiration from Christian and modern Vodou practices, Zephirin's art serves as a visual tapestry of Haiti's rich spiritual heritage. In 1996 he won a gold medal in the Third Biennial of Caribbean and Central American Painting at the Museum of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic. That same year, he was one of five Haitians selected for the 5th Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador. In 1997 and 1998, two of Zephirin’s paintings toured the United States in the landmark exhibition Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou, organized by UCLA’s Fowler Museum of Cultural History, with subsequent presentations in Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, [...]

2024-04-24T11:07:08-04:00April 24th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Haitian Highlights of Fine Folk Outsider Auction

FINE .FOLK .OUTSIDER ~ 500 PLUS LOTS ~ Featuring 142 Lots of Haitian Art (Lots 61-202) Live Showroom Auction: Monday, April 29, 2024, 10AM ET Public Exhibition: April 26-27-28 Exhibition Reception & Refreshments Noon to 4PM, Sunday, April 28 JOIN US! Special Guest Visiting Artist Frantz Zephirin (Haitian, b. 1968), Live Painting Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, Noon-4pm Frantz Zephirin (Haitian, b. 1968) Frantz Zephirin (b. 1968) is one of the most recognizable contemporary visionary Haitian painters working today. As a toddler he watched his uncle, the painter Antoine Obin, as he worked and by the age of 7, Frantz was making his own paintings of colonial homes that line Cap-Haitien's coast. Swiftly diverging from the traditional Cap Haitian style, Zephirin developed a highly original approach, infusing his art with (continue reading) GALLERY TALK Glenn Stokes: 40 Years of Collecting Haitian Art Sunday, April 28, 1pm Glenn Stokes Glenn Stokes, a dedicated champion of Haitian art and culture, has cultivated a profound bond with Haiti over four decades of engagement and support. Having worked in Haiti and collected its art since the 1960s, he cherishes its unique artistic identity, emphasizing its distinction from other nations' art [...]

2024-04-25T13:43:28-04:00April 4th, 2024|Uncategorized|