The Lawrence Kearney Collection

Thursday, June 1, 2023

On June 1, Grogan & Company offered a selection of collectible rugs, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts from the collection of the late Lawrence Kearney (1948-2022). Lawrence was a mainstay in the rug and textile world for the past 50 years, and he left an indelible mark as a dealer, writer, lecturer, and champion of the art form.

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Auction Highlights

Lot 27

Gothic Tapestry Fragment, 14th/15th century

Sold: $40,625

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Lot 2

Turkish Yastik, ca. 1800

Sold: $37,500

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Lot 12

Ottoman Cut Velvet Pillow Cover, 17th/18th century

Sold: $26,000

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Lot 8

Central Anatolian Kilim, Sivirihisar and Kütahya region, ca. 1800,

Sold: $8,125

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Lot 3

East Anatolian Rug, 17th/18th century

Sold: $8,125

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Lot 7

Kazak Rug, Caucasus, ca. 1850

Sold: $8,125

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Additional Information

Exhibition for The Lawrence Kearney Collection will be held at our Charles Street gallery on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 from 10am-2pm, and Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31 from 10am-5pm.Please contact the gallery to schedule your visit.

There will be no in-person attendance at The Lawrence Kearney Collection Auction, though we invite you to participate in one of the following ways:

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 by filling out this form. 

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.