Hot , humid and still quiet.
Nothing from nothing leaves nothing as far as rug news.
So goes the rug business in the midst of a hot and humid summer.
The same repeats if self.
Finally after another slow week something fresh to babble about.
The Sept.9 Nagel Auktionen catalog is live online now.
At this point in time the group consist of 199 lots of all types of rugs , carpets and ethnic textiles.
The sale also included's 169 lots of ethnic items of all varieties , if that's your area of interest.
Unfortunately and without a doubt , with 3 of the 4 Sept. rug sales up and running on line now this is the weakest of the bunch with only Skinner's yet to surface.
Out of the199 lots offered not a single piece of any type that could be consider a serious collectors item or upscale decorator carpet are included in the offering. Pretty much every thing included in the sale is not much better than mid to low end at best. said and after going through the sale twice , lot by lot and to throw these guys a bone I listed a couple of pieces below . Nothing but in this group better than nothing at all.
Lot # 96 Tekke Torba , frag ? , pre- sale est. € 300 . Part of something that used to be kinda good !
Lot # 117 Appliqué Asmalyk , pre- sale est. € 400 . Nice ethnic look and a reasonable starting point if the colors are good .
So now you are certainly left to form your own opinion ,good or bad on the Nagel selection this time around !
Watch for the new poll question .
Trouble with there software update delayed it for a day or two.
All's flat on the horizon !!!
Quiet Sunday , no updates from Skinner's yet.
So ends another week with a weak post .
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Still fairly quiet.
Back to the doldrums.
More of the same!
Out of state commerce continues but not much else .
Not a rug related story but worth a mention anyway !
TurboRoo was born with no front legs .His wheel set up was designed and made with help of one of the new 3 D printers .
Great innovation !
Nothing on the horizon but the Aug. edition of the Rosebowl fair.
No go at the Rosebowl.
Very quiet , small crowd and humid .The only out of the ordinary occurrence was two east coast dealers that I have never seen at the fair showed up !
Not much happening but one thing to look forward to.
No less than 4 ” major ” rug auctions scheduled for the month of September .
Details as the become available.
Silence rules the day.
And it's becoming deafening !
Finally something of merit to report.
The catalog for the upcoming Austria Auction Co. sale scheduled on Sept. 16 in Vienna ,Austria is live online now.
This time around the group consist of 248 total lots with more than a few well known , published pieces in the group.
However , from my point of view not quite as interesting as the last offering.
That said it's certainly worth your time to check out , there are still plenty of noteworthy pieces to consider . Have a look and form your own opinion you may surely feel differently about the quality and selection of the auction items.
A couple of pieces did catch my eye and they are listed below.
Lot # 48 Lesghi cpt. pre-sale est. € 18-22,000.00 . A well known and published carpet. I have to think it will do well for its owner.
Lot # 182 Tekke juval , pre-sale est. € 12-15,000.00 . Slightly crowded design but the colors in the illustration look very good.
Are they that good I person ?
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Out of town visitors and commerce.
Other than that tomorrow is the Aug.edition of the Long Beach antique market.
Nothing in the way of action at the Long Beach fair today .
Another past through the Austria Auction Co. catalog and I will stick with my first impression ,good but far from noteworthy !
More fresh auction news .
Here we go with the Sept. 16 Dorotheum auction in Vienna , Austria coincidentally on the same day as the Austria Auction Co sale !!!
Who-da thunk it ??.
Not the best idea in my opinion !
This group included's 214 lots of all types of rugs ,carpets and textiles . Unfortunately this offering is not nearly as interesting as the Austria Auction Co. sale and to my eye it falls into the area of commercial grade items . As far as I see nothing in the way of a stand out collectors item from any of the weaving areas. I only noticed one piece that seemed worth a second look for a couple of reasons .
Lot # 144 Kashmir shawl , pre- sale est. € 14-1,600.00 . A very reasonable est. if the piece is as good as the illustration and there are no hidden condition issues !
Is it fragmented ?
After a couple of passes through the catalog I still feel the same . Nothing to get excited about , just a decent middle of the road collection . The last few rug sales at this auction house were far more interesting !
That's it for now but never fear , plenty more rug activity coming up as Summer draws to a close !!
Two weeks till Brimfield ???
New poll this week !!! Pay attention .
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Bonham's , S.F. Period Design sale finished up yesterday and out of the 56 items offered only 21 failed to find buyers . A sold total of about 62% . Respectable I suppose considering this appeared to be a dealer stock house cleaning sale that did not include even one better than mediocre piece of any type . Everything that did sell sold cheap but since the quality was so low that's to be expected . I will say this for the Bonham's rug dept. they are still in the game taking their swings that does say something for their perseverance !!
Humid and Quiet .
More of the same , Summer doldrums !
Certainly the slowest 2 weeks of the year so far as current rug world news goes .
More humidity ,more silience.
Commerce does continue.
Even the erasable Sheik is bored!
Enough , enough , let's get this party started .
At least this quiet period gives me plenty of time to organize the new location.
We may not have much in the way of fresh rug news to ponder on this fine day but we do have” Sharknado 2 ” on the syfy channel . If you miss this you don't know what your missing !
Nothing fresh to report.
A new month begins and the only thing worth mentioning at the moment is it's only 30 days till the Sept. Brimfield shows and there is always something happening at these events .
More heavy air !
My apologies for the weak post , but in these lack of fresh rug business news days it's tough to keep the Rapistan Review ball rolling . However for those of you out there who do care we are gonna keep pitching and I am sure once we hit Sept. things will certainly intensify .
Unbelievable humidity today.
One plus for today , out of town visitors and possible business .
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