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Dateline : Normandy Auction , Rouen France .
36 items from a Parisian private collection ended up at this 2nd tier auction house today with incredibly conservative pre- sale auction estimates . Considering the high quality and great age of some of the pieces it caused quite a stir in a very subdued European rug market . All the major European and other international dealers got wind of it and attended . Although the pre- sale estimates were very low the items sold for prices much higher . That said and having the European cartel in attendance there was still plenty of upside left “over” the sold prices . In my opinion if these pieces were sold at a London or N Y C auction house the final prices fetched would have been far higher . Two examples are featured below , however there were other even more interesting pieces that should come to light in the near future !
Looks like a bargain to me !
Again , in a well publicized sale how much would this have fetched ?
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Today’s A. A. C. sale at their Vienna , Austria gallery is in the books and unfortunately for Udo and the gang it was not quite as successful as their past series of sales .
According to “Liveauctioneer’s” unaudited , posted results , out of the 157 total lots offered only about 97 found new homes . A sold percentage of right at 62%.A somewhat lower turn of events than the results of most all their previous productions of the last couple of years but considering the current “China virus” situation , being in the middle of summer and mediocre overall quality of the items in the sale inventory this was to be expected .
One thing worth noting. As it’s been for the last few years late date Caucasians especially long rugs , say 3 x 8-9 feet were very weak That’s not to say there weren’t a few upside pops to lend a minor amount of excitement to the sale. Note lot #’s 24 ,55 and 76. Not much , but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, one # 24 is posted below.
All said and done still a decent job in a tough time by A.A.C. crew . Most certainly they will have better results in the fall rug auction season !
Lot # 24 , Mogan rug . Pre-sale estimate € 5-7,000.00 . Sold for € 16,000.00 + comm.
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