The results of the general Summer Fine Arts auction at “Tennant's” of North Yorkshire , U.K. on July 17th and 18th are available for your viewing pleasure now .
I assume you are aware that as far as rugs and textiles go it was a fairly small selection , just 31 items of which only 7 failed to sell.
This does however work out to a very positive sold percentage , right at 78%.
A decent result for a 2nd tier auction house presenting a small lackluster selection in the midst of the summer doldrums .
As I stated in an earlier post there was nothing particularly notable in the offering but one piece was a minor up side surprise .
Lot # 845 , “Bukhara” Susani” , pre- sale est. £ 15-2500.00 , which I featured in an earlier post sold for £4,000.00.
Not earth shaking but certainly the high point of the rug portion of the sale !
It's like a silent sauna , today ?
Stuck with plenty of humidity but no commerce !
More of the same .
On going nothingness ?
The end of one of the slowest , quietest weeks of the year , up to this point !
But never fear once we hit Sept. there are no less than 8 count'em , 8 major rug auctions in the works including 2 from the “world famous” Sotheby's .
One in London and one in NYC .
Nice their getting back in the game and it appears in a big way too.
Could provide a boost to the rug market in the U.S. , which it sorely needs ?
I am certain this list will grow ,down the road .
And last but not least !
10 days till I.C.O.C . , Washington , D.C.
Stay cool if your going !
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, single , 2015.
We are gonna start this new week with another one in the books for the Bonham's , L.A. rug dept. and not a bad turn of events either !
Out of the 283 total lots of rugs and carpets run under the hammer only 127 failed to attract any attention .
This works out to a sold percentage of right at 56%.
Not terrible but hardly anything for the rug dept. to brag about either .
It is however slightly better than their usual results.
As I stated in an earlier post this group consisted of nothing better than “run of the mill “dealer type shop stock , so a “run of the mill” outcome was to be expected.
For an auction house with the history that Bonham's / Butterfields has you would think that they could come up with some more notable pieces to up their game a bit but they have not included a serious item of any type for years !
We can only hold out and hope !
Netherhampton Day !
Nothing in the way of results yet.
Out of town visitors and commerce !
In a most timely fashion the rug dept. at Netherhampton Salesrooms in Salisbury , U.K. has posted the results from their July 15th rug auction.
Out of the 359 items passed under the gavel only 134 failed to find new homes.
This ends up being a sold percentage of right at 63%.
Slightly less than their May 20th sale which posted a sold percentage of about 67% , and far from a screaming success but still pretty good.
That said and considering it's the dog days of Summer “and” the quality of the bulk of the pieces offered were low end a reasonably decent return for the Netherhampton rug dept.
Yes I am aware most of this stuff that sold , sold “on the cheap” but sold is still sold and at this time of the year all sales are certainly welcome !
One unfortunate highlight of the sale is that only 4 lots brought £ 1,000.00 or more , certainly not something the rug dept. expected !
Another thing worth noting , nothing even close to an up side surprise in the whole sale.
As for the lot I featured in an earlier post it did find a new home abet at what could be a fairly good price for the new owner.
Lot # 394 Caucasian rug , pre- sale est. £ 15-2,000.00 . Sold for £ 1,350.00 . Either it had problems not visible in the illustration or someone got a good buy !
Don't you just know when you don't expect rain and thunder storms !
This day ends with a welcome burst of commerce .
Minor road trip .
Long Beach Sunday .
Hot , humid and with more rain on the horizon .
When monkeys rule in “Monkeyville” only monkeys will get ahead ? , Sheik Frederich, 2015.
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Here we go with the start of the 4th of July holiday week so as you might expect there most likely will not be much in the way of rug world activity , but then again you just never know .
Stranger things have certainly happened ?
Viva , USA ! FIFA , Woman's World Cup , USA 2 ,Germany 0 .
Forward to the finals.
Finally something positive !
More of the same !
Joyous 4th of July !
FIFA , Woman's World Cup finals . USA prevails over Japan , 5 to 2 .
A great way to end the Independence Day weekend !
Rug world activity should pick up a bit this week.
Off we go !
Tennant's Auction of North Yorkshire , U.K. has a “Summer Fine Art” sale scheduled on July 17-18 that includes 31 oriental rugs , carpets and textiles , live on the line now.
Nothing in the way of a true standout item in the group , just what appears to be a decent selection of overall good condition pieces.
One lot # 845 “Bukhara” Susani , pre-sale estimate £ 15-2500.00 may bare closer scrutiny if your in the vicinity .
Not a big deal but better than nothing .
In this quite period for fresh rug world news it's maybe worth your time to take a quick look .
The upcoming “Netherhampton” sale in Salisbury , U.K. scheduled on July 15 is live now . This time out the sale features approx. 359 lots of all manner of hand made weavings .
As is their M O nothing in the way of serious collectors item in the group .
This being their mid Summer offering the group is some what smaller than the spring and fall sales and as usual the inventory is along the same lines , mid to low end commercial pieces .
However as I always say there are so many pieces in the offering it's worth your time to have a quick look.
You never know , you might see something that strikes your fancy and in these quiet times worth the effort.
That said I did notice one lot , # 394 , Caucasian rug , pre-sale est.£ 15-2000.00 that maybe something , or not !
Via Con Dios , Kenny Stabler , # 12 .
One of the greatest “Oakland Raider”, Quarterbacks .
Super bowl 11 winner , your accomplishments will stand the test of time !
Silence runs amok !
Out of town visitors .
Morning road trip .
Rosebowl Sunday !
The lack of fresh news continues but commerce moves in a positive direction so that in its self is something !
Mr Wind speaks the Truth , pay attention ! , Sheik Frederich , 2015.
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