Fine Rugs and Textiles

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Featuring over 260 lots, the June Fine Rugs and Textiles Auction includes a well curated selection of rugs, carpets, and textiles from a number of esteemed collectors.

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Auction Highlights

Lot 12

Rare Bidjar Garus Carpet, Persia, first half 19th century
11 ft. 9 in. x 7 ft.

$20,000 – 30,000


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Lot 17

East Turkestan Carpet, ca. 1800
10 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 1 in.

$20,000 – 30,000

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Lot 1

Lakai Suzani Embroidery, Shakhrisyabz, Emirate of Bukhara, Uzbekistan, mid 19th century
mounted; 6 ft. x 4 ft. 10 in., frame: 6 ft. 7 in. x 5 ft. 4 1/2 in.

$10,000 – 20,000

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Lot 47

East Anatolian Kars Rug, ca. 1700
6 ft. 6 in. x 4 ft. 6 in.

$10,000 – 20,000

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Lot 5

Rare Transylvanian Prayer Rug, 18th century
5 ft. 5 in. x 4 ft.

$10,000 – 20,000

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Lot 16

Khotan Carpet, East Turkestan, ca. 1800
11 ft. 6 in. x 6 ft. 1 in.

$10,000 – 20,000

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Lot 37

Khamseh Bird Rug, Persia, last quarter 19th century
9 ft. 2 in. x 5 ft. 6 in.

$8,000 – 12,000

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Lot 69

Ziegler Mahal Carpet, Sultanabad, Persia, ca. 1875
9 ft. 7 in. x 9 ft. 10 in.

$15,000 – 25,000

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Lot 43

Gendje Rug, Caucasus, ca. 1850
8 ft. 2 in. x 4 ft.

$7,000 – 10,000

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Threads of Time: The Collection of Daniel B. Brewster

Grogan & Company is honored to offer the Collection of Daniel B. Brewster, who, together with his wife Dara, has been a scholar and collector of rugs and textiles for over 40 years. Both Daniel and Dara are accomplished media executives and entrepreneurs, who have been drawn to exquisitely crafted, artisan-made items throughout their wide-ranging careers. Lots 41 through 50 represented here are a testament to their collection, and a celebration of their careful eye.

While exploring the world with their family in pursuit of immersion and understanding, Dan and Dara were inspired by the beautiful intricacies of heritage textiles and the cultural narratives they convey.  They met with dyers and weavers, listened to their stories, and learned about their crafts. This ignited a desire to promote indigenous, artisan weaving as a foundation for cultural appreciation and advocacy. From Indonesian ikat to Navajo blankets, even the most utilitarian cloth tells a story of the environments and experiences of those who made them, particularly in places with limited resources. Their book, Threads of Time, is the embodiment of those intentions and hopes to be a foundation for continued exploration of world culture.

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Additional Information

Exhibition for the Fine Rugs and Textiles Auction will be held at our Charles Street gallery from Thursday, June 6 – Friday, June 7 and Monday, June 10 – Tuesday, June 11. Please contact the gallery to schedule your visit.

If you would like to receive a complimentary, fully illustrated print catalogue for the Fine Rugs and Textiles Auction, please contact us.

We invite you to participate in our Fine Rugs and Textiles Auction in one of the following ways:

Attend In-Person: The auction will be held at our Beacon Hill gallery, and we welcome you to attend the auction in-person. Please register prior to the sale day in order to receive a paddle number by giving us a call at the gallery or emailing [email protected].

Bid Live Online: The auction will be live-streamed on our website so you can see and hear the auctioneer as you bid live from your computer or mobile device. In order to bid live, you will need to register for the auction. Once you have registered, you will be able to enter the live sale through the online catalogue on auction day.

Telephone Bid: We have limited telephone lines available for those who prefer not to bid online. Leave a telephone bid.

Absentee Bid: If you are unable to participate live on sale day, you may leave absentee bids through our website. In order to leave absentee bids, you will need to register for the auction. Once you have registered, you may leave absentee bids through the online catalogue.