Travel day , smooth so far !
The results from yesterdays Nagel sale are posted hot off the presses and up ” on the line” now for your futher education of the the current and up to date rug market. Out of the 156 rug and carpet lots offered up for your biding pleasure 91 found new homes . A sold percentage of right at 59% . Quite a bit better than the sale at the Dorotheum on the same day . One thing worth noting , there was a substancial group of Tibetian carpets in the first part of the sale and they did not sell well at all. Two Baluch soffre’s ( # 80-82 ) with very conservative pre- sale starting points sold far over those figures and were two of the only highlights of a fairly ordiniary Nagel offering. Thats about it as far as upside fireworks go .Most everything else that sold in the sale brought figures at or near their starting price points. Granted from a collectable standpoint this was a modestly more interesting assortment than the Dorotheum offering but it also did not include even one top notch collectors piece. That said it is still a moderately better outcome for the Nagel rug dept , so good for them .
As for the 2 Lakai lots i mentioned in the previous post ( lot #’s 146-148 ) as you would surmise both went unsold for obvious reasons !
In the end another boring run of the mill rug auction but never fear better days ahead !
Easy on time in and no one in the seat next to me !
Here’s “lookin” at ya !
The NYC rug market is getting more and more fragmented by the moment with many locations closing down intown because of escalating rent issues and dealers moving to Long Island and Jersey . This ultimately makes it far more difficult to navigate with the ever worsening traffic problems . Fortunately things are still tuning up.
R.I.P. , Jurg Rageth your monumental publication on Turkmen rugs ( Turkmen Carpets , A New Perspective ) will stand the test of time !
Decent weather and a positive outcome to a short sojourn on the east coast , what more could you ask ?
Go with god , Harry Dean Stanton , an Ameriacan icon . Your legacy will live forever !
Travel day and the return to Khaos !
Traffic in and out of the city was brutal .
Flight back was ontime , smooth and early in , nice. Once again no one in the seat next to me !
One hot moment !
Quiet Sunday to end the week at OCG.
An “out of control” social consience is an unhealty and dangerous thing ! , Sheik Frederich , 2017.
Movie o the week , Glory Road , 2006 .
Song o the week , Danzig , Last Ride on Black Laden Crown , 2017 .Read More
Hot , humid but no action .
The last long hot holiday weekend of the summer is upon us !
Most humid day of the year ,so far !
The Sept. 12th sale inventory for the rug, carpet and textile auction at the “Palais Dorotheum” , Vienna , Austria is live ” on the line ” now for your viewing pleasure. This time around the sale consist of 207 total lots of rugs , carpets and textiles. At first glance the pre-sale opening numbers are not particularly friendly but its not where you start its where you finish ! Unfourtunately as it been in the past few sales with this auction house after going over the lots a couple times this is just another sale geared toward the European retail rug market. Nothing at all in the way of a serious collectors piece in the entire sale inventory . Just a large selection of late 19th , early 20th century items in good “European” condition . Alas another boring rug auction to my eye . However opinions can and do vary !
One othe thing worth noting . This sale is on the same day as the Nagel sale , smart business or NOT ?
More rug and carpet drivel to consider !
Netherhampton Salesroom’s , Salisbury , U.K’s next rug and carpet auction scheduled on Sept. 20th is up and ready for your close and careful scrutiny . This time out Ms Barrett and staff have assembed a collection of approamately 407 lots of variuos rugs , carpets and all manor of ethnic flatweaves and textiles but as usual with a Netherhampton offering nothing in the way of a topnotch collectors item in the complete sale inventory . Just another run of the mill , shop stock , flea market asssortment and to my eye a little weaker than usual . That said it’s still a large group so it maybe worth your while to take A quick look you could come across something that strikes your fancy .
Post script on “the salesrooms “post sale results .
Seems the July 12th sale was not nearly as successful as they first posted on ” the saleroom ” site . Out of the 345 total lots run over the podiumn apparently only 180 actually found new homes . Far less than the first reported on their site . A sold percentage of more in the range of 52% . Not bad but a far cry from the first indication .
One more detail only 6 lots broke the £ 1,000 level not 16 , to bad , sorry !
As for the 3 lots i featured, 2 sold ( #’ 328 & 377 ) . Lot # 463 failed to find a buyer .
The updated “ART’s” site , 2017 with all the pertinent info is now up and “runnin” !
Lack of activity relief ?
Never forget !
Both Nagel & “Palais Dortheumn” are underway as we speak but nothing in the way of results quite yet .
O K , so the Dorotheumn is first on the boards with posted results and as i figured this sale did not go well for them at all . Out of the 207 total lots run across the podium appearently only 95 ended up selling . This works out to a sold percentage of right at 47 % .That said a few of the lots did post pretty good prices but in my opinion not enough to push the offering into a real postive outcome. Late Persian city pieces and other comercial items were the bulk of the lots sold . So as i stated another moderately successful but boring European rug auction and that as they say it that .
Also new i phone day !
If your scared of the answer don’t ask the question ! , Sheik Frederich , 2017 .
Movie o the week , Invincible , 2006 .
Song o the week , Otis Redding , (Sittin’on) The Dock of the Bay on The Dock of the Bay , 1968 .