What do a Persian rug, mahogany chest, Baker breakfront and vintage tapestry have in common? They were all lots that sold for $920 during Direct Auction Galleries May 21 auction.
Of the 2,600 lots featured in the Fine Art, Asian & Antiques Auction being offered by James D. Julia Aug. 19-22, more than 1,300 are Chinese porcelain — including a 400-year-old porcelain bowl which features marks from the Li period, which ran from 1573 through 1619, on the base.
A selection of marine items, folk art, silver, antique furniture, carpet and rugs, and baskets, like a 19th century Nantucket basket which may fetch $8K, is coming to market Aug. 23-24 duringThomaston Place Auction Galleries’ Summer Auction of Fine Art & Antiques auction.
More than 500 lots of fine art pieces, jewelry, furniture and decor items are set to cross the auction block at Schwenke's Woodbury Auction Dec. 8.
When the experts were asked for advice for the care and display of hooked rugs, they came up with a list of tips anyone can follow to clean antique hook rugs. Without exception, avoid the vacuum cleaner; use a manual carpet sweeper or a broom. One expert advises: "“If you want...
A number of contemporary hooked rug makers are the subject of museum exhibits, books and noteworthy materials and techniques.
Beginning about a century-and-a-half ago, men and women created hooked rugs to warm their hearths and homes. Wool rug hooking is thought to have begun in Canada’s easternmost provinces and in the Northeast United States. These folk art floor coverings, which were originally made to cover dirt floors, were fashioned out...