Rapistan Review


Winter doldrums are in full effect . 


Leland Little Auction’s of Hillsborough , N C , held a general antique auction on Dec.1-2 that featured 4 unimportant rugs and carpets. It did however include 5 fairly interesting oriental embroidered textiles all of which sold well over their pre-sale estimates . The one I felt was most interesting is featured below . The sale also featured 9 Tibetan Thangka’s which also sold very well , for the most part . Worth a look if thats your area of interest  .

Lot # 26 , Chinese Silk embroidered throne back , pre- sale set. $2-4,000.00 . Sold for $ 15,000.00 into a still still strong Chinese rug and textile market .


Quiet !



Christie’s, NYC scheduled a sale on Jan. 19th titled ” Palmetto Hall” that includes 11 rugs and carpets all of which fall into the decorative category. If that’s your area of interest it could be worth your while to take a quick look. Unfortunately they are scattered throughout the inventory so you have to peruse the whole thing .

Other than that it’s still very quiet on the rug and textile front .




Poor weather conditions on both coast seem to have stifled rug commerce for the moment.


Good riddance !


Grogan’s , Boston , Ma. has a general antique auction scheduled on Feb. 5th that features 14 various rugs , carpets and flatweaves . Nothing special but in this period of cabin fever take quick look you might find something that appeals to your collecting taste .




No commerce but at least the rain has stopped and the sun is finally out !


Two full weeks of nothing to start the new year !

Parting observation .

For the moment it feels like we are in an extended dormant period going forward in rug- dumb !!?


Wake up and realize that being in a weird place isn’t always a bad thing ! , Sheik Frederich , 2017 .

Song o the week , The Wild , Ready to Roll on Wild at Heart , 2017 .


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