Auction News Chinese Export, American Furniture and Art at Brunks

Auction News Chinese Export, American Furniture and Art at Brunks

[Music] well hello this is peter combs from bittermouth.com bitaboutlive.com and peel combs asian art in gloucester massachusetts and today is uh wednesday august 25th and i haven’t done a a midweek video now for a couple of months because there hasn’t been much uh to uh talk about it because in the summer months there haven’t been a heck of a lot of great auctions going on um uh in in the in the broad sense things quiet down in the summer uh in europe especially and uh there’s summer sales in the us but but not as many as we’re going to see coming up in september and october when we get back more into the auction season so to speak but i did want to talk about a couple of sales that are coming up and this is beyond just chinese and japanese art but auctions in general some great looking antiques that i saw that are coming up and i wanted to go over them also some very good reference books and some chinese things and we’re going to get to those too some very rare chinese things that are coming up uh in a sale uh if you’re into chinese export memorial wares uh stick around this is some really great pieces but one of the things i wanted to start with it’s an auction house i don’t know a lot about is this company out west andrew jones auctions i don’t know much about them they seem to have a mix sort of a hodgepodge they have some some good antiques they’ve got some copies of course and you know like they all seem to these days but uh one of the things i noticed in this series of sales coming up was that they have somebody who had a real interest in chinese art uh back in the 70s and the 80s and they bought some good books all right but before we get to them i wanted to first mention this these these two mats these ningxia mats are in this sale at jones’s in in california these are really nice these are very very sweet it’s a pair of them they’re in nice condition there’s still a good blue in them if you like chinese rugs and textiles you might want to chase these it’s a pair of them they’ve been sewn together but i think they’re really really lovely lovely blue lovely yellow and these are fairly small of course these are like seat cushions uh what are they um uh [Music] two by six feet uh sewn together so uh but they’re nice size you know regardless but they’re very attractive and the estimate is very low all right these should bring 800 to 1200 dollars but we’ll see there’s a funny little mat they threw in with them this one and you could you could give that put that and put your dog’s bowl on top of it but this is nice this is a really nice example and uh the other thing i wanted to mention this sale is just the two little chinese articles and this is for people that don’t have a ton of money to spend but these are two very nice things the item on the left is an engraved metal tube and it looks like an incense stick holder from what i can see of it probably late 19th century and then there’s this snuff box carved a snuff box with a beautiful patina on it absolutely beautiful patina great little box if you like small carvings and interesting objects this is a great little box could be an opium box too judging by the by the way the lids done on it but uh nice carving great little box and very reasonably estimated hundred to two hundred dollar estimate it’s got one bid uh if you could pick these two up for under 300 you’re doing pretty well and again this is uh andrew jones in los angeles and the sale is coming up in a couple of weeks uh you can find them on live auctioneers or just google them a nice looking thing but what i wanted to get to was this uh in this sale are several sets of books and i like sets of these old books and this is a particularly good one this is the chinese ceramics of the top copy sarri museum this book was originally published by sotheby’s it said they they come as you can see in slip cases um in in there and it’s they’re broken down by uh period yuan ming dynasty celadon wares johan ming dynasty porcelains in general and then ching dynasty porcelains and the top cappy uh museum in istanbul has one of the great chinese porcelain collections in the world it’s been studied it’s been heavily documented there’s a long history it started uh with the yawn dynasty of the mongols doing trade to uh to the middle east uh when they when the chinese empire when you know went all the way to asia and uh these are some of the trade goods that came in it’s beautifully illustrated worth buying and this set typically sells for two or three thousand dollars it’s got a three to four hundred dollar estimate um you if you if you’re looking to build your library this is a winner all of these books i’m going to show you are absolutely great to own the next one is this and i own i have all of them by the way i’ve owned all of these books since they were first published the sotheby’s book came out a long time ago it was what was it 19 yeah 1986 that came out and then the next one is the is this is this this book here um the chinese porcelains in the uh in the near east from the top cappy and the audible shrine by mitsugi and uh this is an absolutely great set that came out i bought this when it first came on the market i still have it i still use it it’s got beautifully done tipped in uh photographs uh mechanically tipped in so the the pictures are actually attached to the pages in many cases and there’s some absolutely great photographs uh inside the top cappy old photographs of how the stuff these porcelains you won’t believe it they were stacked up like cord wood they were they were stuffed into bins because the the mosque sort of fell into disrepair uh around 120 years ago and um uh the porcelains that were brought in were sort of just shoved off and in the basement until somebody started to realize what a treasure it was and they cleaned the place up they got it organized it’s very very nice it’s a really lovely collection but this is a great book to have also um it’s estimated very reasonably 100 150 it normally sells for i think in this five to eight hundred dollar range and uh it’s it’s a superb book it just doesn’t bring sell for as much as this other b edition but it’s equally as good all right and then on to this one this is the famous chinese china for the west chinese porcelain for export that was uh this is the heirs it’s a sotheby’s park renee thing and um uh let’s see here uh oh that’s right the motorhead collection and the motorhead is they ended up creating the company that makes the reproductions of chinese export porcelain but they had one of the great chinese export collections in the world and this was written by um david howard and john ayers and david howard john ayers are two of the the were two of the top uh most famous researchers of chinese export porcelain armorial wares and all that and this was one of their uh sets that they put out it’s a very hard to find book uh done in about the 70s right 1978 i got it right after it came out probably in 79 and uh it should bring you know eight to twelve hundred dollars something like that anyway and lastly is this imperial silks of the choke dinos silk silks of the qing dynasty if you’re into robes and you don’t have this book absolutely get it it’s it was published by the minneapolis institute of art a number of years ago back 20 years ago in 2000 i bought it then i think it was i think i paid a hundred dollars for it or something um it is heavily illustrated this is these are big books these are coffee table size books um lots of illustrations of all different types of robes uh silk accoutrements it’s incredibly well illustrated and very well written and full of information if you’re interested in chinese silk robes and textiles this is like the bible you really you really want to own this book a set of books and uh estimated 120 to 180 um chase it down i don’t know what they’ll bring i haven’t followed the prices on these but um eventually these are going to become very expensive because they they’re not going to do a reprint art books just so everybody understands if you didn’t know a lot of you know this but art books are often never reprinted they do one run of two to four or five thousand copies often yale press or some you know big organization does them because there’s no profit in them really for them they don’t make money doing these these are done to share and inform the the collector and and fan market and then once they’re done they’re done and even the british museum the great book ming porcelain that uh everybody wants to own uh that i i have a copy um i think i just saw a copy of it recently sell for fourteen hundred dollars and that book knew was around seventy bucks around uh twenty years ago because because they’re not going to reprint it and that’s what happened so uh these are some great books and these are going to be sold in a couple of weeks at andrew jones in los angeles so uh check that out all right if you’re interested in the books now onto the under the sales under these auctions that are coming up this is bronx and many of you are familiar with bronx and those of you that aren’t you ought to get to know them it’s good auction house i think they’re one of the nicest best auction houses in the united states as far as their overall operation goes i i became familiar with them over 20 years ago i used to buy chinese things there when when nobody knew about them we did very well with bronx over the years and uh because they didn’t know much about it but they were interested and they have a son that worked at christie’s he was trained there he came back and he spoiled all the fun by bringing in a lot of experts but they’re they’re really they’re nice people i shouldn’t say that they’re nice people and they run a good shop and i recommend them often to people in that area that are looking to auction an estate or collections of things sometimes just because they’re they’re they’re on top of it i recommend somebody them to them this morning as a matter of fact who lives in virginia [Music] but this sale is very interesting because it has a lot of very good american furniture and english furniture in it some really great examples some very very fine paintings and some of the best armorial porcelain i’ve seen around in a long time a couple of pieces were bought from you know they bought from moog one of the great dealers uh from atlanta over for many many many many years the chinese porcelain company that was run by khalil risk until he died a decade or so ago um some you know really really good sources and uh this these the collections in this uh auction look like they came some very very fine estates and we’re going to take a look at a few of the things that just struck me as being pretty wonderful uh one of the things i wanted to point out was if you’re interested in chinese porcelain you want to check out the bronx sale section on dutch delft because what you’re going to find in here a lot of pieces that were done in holland um uh that were emulating chinese porcelain which is a fascinating study and you have things like this like this jar here on the right which is a a a tea caddy uh uh that you see often done in chinese porcelain in a very similar style during the kung shi period uh very very similar shape uh the the dutch even copied the diaper pattern somewhat and they had this flat sort of flange top with a neck coming up and so forth and uh so if you have a kang shi example and you want to have the dutch version to see how it’s treated and trade this is a good one there’s lots of old stickers exhibited the art institute of chicago it’s one point and these stickers are legit okay it’s not like the phony stickers you see on a lot of a chinese porcelain these days um uh these these are completely legit and uh you know a good collection and they have some a good write-up on these these were done just around the end of the kangshi period because that’s where the inspiration for them came from and uh let’s see what else is in here we’ll go back one there uh you’ll see uh bowls like this very chinese and in shape and style the fish plates um done these are all done in pottery of course they’re not done and with lead glazes they’re not done um in porcelain they didn’t know how to make porcelain at this time in in holland and uh this bottle vase very similar to the chinese examples then you have this form here which you’ve all seen in uh kengshi porcelains and cafe and batavia wares um which is a they were made as sugar pots originally people often say what are those for those well they they were made in china and they were used in europe once they got their sugar pots and then the uh the delft potters began copying them then you have this uh covered uh reticulated sort of a sensor or flower ball here it’s all open worked like a like a trap like a chinese ball with a cover all right and then you have these landscape blue and white bowls and the punch bowl looks very chinese a lot of them do a lot of them do this one is done like a transitional wear bottle vase with a cup form mouth and uh the fish plate with the manganese iron decorated ground these are absolutely beautiful there’s a couple of them i like the fish one a lot and then you have this one with the uh chinese sort of uh a lotus decker panel that’s on it with flowers all decorated on it obviously done in the manner of chinese work uh they date these to about 1740 to 1760 which is about right and so forth and uh it’s a very interesting collection um to have these that look like the chinese ones and if they own the chinese ones that match up to it it’s pretty great years ago i said there was a there’s a house here on the north shore and uh the collection is still there um um i went the house to look at one thing that they had and the lady said oh you like chinese porcelain let me show you something and they were from holland originally a long time generation earlier and she had two uh bent glass curio cabinets on the third floor of the house there was a study it was sort of a big mansion and on on the you walked through the door and on the right side there was a cabin on the left side there was a cabin and when you turned around and looked back at them the cabinet on the right side it was filled with kung shi blue and white pieces of all types and shapes and styles probably 40 or 50 pieces in that one and on the left it mirrored all of the exact same pieces in delft and they were in the same positions on the shelves they so it looked like a pair of a pear set of of a collection except the ones on the left were dealt and the one on the right were all chinese and it was absolutely wonderful collection and she said what should i do with it it was kind of funny and i said i said keep it together whatever you do find a collector who wants to own all of it because it’s that that good of a collection these are all top-notch uh kung shi pieces uh but they weren’t just junky they were absolutely great but anyway um they’re very uh very i was very thrilled to see it and we go on and there’s also some very good portraits in here some great mirrors salt glazed uh these english tankards and so forth if you’re into that kind of thing uh they’re absolutely beautiful and they’re not inexpensive these things go in the thousands of dollars like good chinese porcelain there’s a lot of nice silver and whatnot in this sale and also some very good paintings one of my favorite painters is this fellow alfred thomas thompson bridger i had over the years that had a few of his paintings i had one that i kept for a number of years that i picked up at an auction in maine many many many years ago and he was sort of a formula painter but he absolutely had it down to a science a lot of these artists back then these these itinerant artists regional artists they they painted similar scenes over and over and over again and alfred bitcher was famous for painting these scenes with with ocean rocks beach and sometimes with boats and sometimes it was reversed he put the land on the right side and the ocean on the left side with different types of boats maybe no boats uh cloudy skies sunny skies that sort of thing this is a particularly nice one this one is the moment they got somebody’s taking down their sails and there’s some nice beautifully done gaffrig boats out here in the horizon it’s a it’s a a a rather glass calm day in close to shore but out further you can see the ocean’s a bit darker which means it’s a little bit windier so they could pick up some wind for their sails and a nice little beach here gentle little beach with tiny little waves probably the coast of maine or northern northern massachusetts i don’t know if it says where he painted this one well uh he was in the yeah he was from new york originally um they just say it was uh this one sold it sold at christie’s new york in november 16 in 2014 for 62 000 all right so there’s an opportunity for you it’s right now it’s it’s got a 35 to 55 000 estimate it’s a wonderful painting i can see why it brought that much money i bought mine back back in the day for under 3 000 bucks and um did well when i sold it but uh i hung on to it for a number of years and i had bought and sold a few others over the years i liked but i like i like butcher’s work a lot i like coastal paintings and also in the sale is this is one of the one of the icons of the audubon portfolios is the american turkey uh those of you that are in into this kind of thing know know know about these uh auto big large folio audubon prints estimated at forty to sixty thousand dollars um colored by havel uh these are these are heavily sought after and uh i suspect it’ll do quite well this one and the american eagle do particularly well in auctions obviously uh for obvious reasons all right and also this um those of you that i i just happen to like native american baskets and i like apache uh baskets in particular the ones that are pictorial and this is a very nice one it’s a rather choice little basket with um human and quadruped uh forms on it and these geometric patterns uh i just think these are a nice they have a great feel to them a great a great look and you don’t have to be an expert on them to appreciate just how nice they really are and there’s a picture of the bottom to give you a sense of how how well done the coiling on this basket was done uh the interior looks nice and clean and uh the the ink with the the colored work and the in the in the uh material looks good it’s not frayed there’s no tears in it and in in in the weaving or anything nice and tight still it is dirty you can see the dirt in here and uh if you’re gonna you’re thinking of getting it cleaned up don’t hire a professional to do it for you you don’t want to ruin it all right and then over here to american furniture american furniture took a horrible beating in value after the 1990s as many of you know and great pieces of american furniture just plummeted in value so much for the argument that antiques are always a great investment however this sale got a the mother lode of new england in particular rare forms of connecticut furniture um some really really rare examples and this is one of this is one of the rarest types of high boys that we’ve ever done for queen anne high chests with this step top highly unusual very indicative of of connecticut workmanship and then the fan carving at the bottom and these are quite large as you know this thing is probably around six or seven feet tall uh how tall is this thing now that i’ve said that 80 inches so it’s yes it’s a little under seven feet tall um but a very attractive piece of furniture estimated twelve to eighteen thousand dollars now in the 1990s this chest probably would have brought seventy to a hundred thousand all right i would just just guess and then this one a closed bonnet top um connecticut uh high boy again with these spectacular scrolled feet beautifully colored wood um these are all these are 18th century chests this was probably made around 17 i’m going to say 1770 is it they give it a date 1770 to 1780. there you go i have forgotten we used to sell stuff like this when i ran the auction business we used to get things like this and this is a wonderful wonderful example beautifully done shell at the bottom original feet um because america the feet on american furniture is always a sensitive issue because it’s often broken and replaced and fooled with and these appear to be the original feet on it and uh but just wonderful craftsmanship all the way up through including these these very signature little volutes right below the flaming uh uh twisted uh central uh uh uh the center flame so to speak and um absolutely great piece of american furniture and then over here is another one and this is another wanky thing connecticut furniture has some sort of wanky oddball styles that they did and this is one of the one of the most i’ve seen in a while is this crazy sort of bracket for og bracket foot base here with these big returns uh these are called returns these little areas that curl back in but uh just all heavily worked very very uh enthusiastically done with this very large shaped overhanging top and then these reeded columns which you see on connecticut furniture you see it on pennsylvania furniture and the hardware looks like it’s been moved around on it a bit there you see shadows of old hardware up the middle the hardware may have been taken off and these are original i don’t know you’d have to pull the drawers and get a good look at it but it’s not really the point the point is is that they’re uh beautifully done i suspect they originally had center center poles and at some little later date they added pairs of poles which became more stylish that’s just my guess but a very attractive nice old base on it appears to be original good color and so forth you’d always need to flip these over to examine the bases to make sure it’s original but that’s that’s how you do it and the top looks obviously you know untouched it’s got some scratches in it and all that love all of that that’s just keep it just the way it is and i think this one is reasonably estimated ten to fifteen thousand dollars for such a wonky piece of great great piece of 18th century american furniture um i think this is probably from litchfield or from western massachusetts you know yeah the berkshire area they did do some stuff like this i’m going to bet it’s more likely from northwestern connecticut but that’s just my personal take on it but wonderful old surface and old surfaces are king on american furniture even now and speaking of hot surfaces this piece is a killer this has its original looks to have its original old original red paint finish on it a red wash and if you uh they’re missing they’re missing little little rosettes probably that sat on here but if you check the surface on these old pieces of furniture you’ll find this very fine sort of alligating or crackling in in the in the paint you can see it here over in this area here the way the surface has that sort of dry tight uh finish to it and that is usually the old uh original finish that it’s just sort of curled up with age uh but this this looks like one heck of a piece of furniture um here’s the side of the drawers all nicely dovetailed the way they did them back then thin thin side boards and so forth and then the interior wood on these were often not finished very well they were just sort of rough sanded down and smoothed out and there’s the base of it whether or not these returns are original to it i’m not sure often these drops are replaced but the legs look very very good wonderful ballenclaw feet nice volute returns up here on the top of the legs there’s the ball and claw foot very nice and tight a heck of a nice piece of furniture and i hope this isn’t boring everybody this is they they estimate this they figure this was probably made in the woodbury connecticut area and they do a nice long description of it um in other public species of it it’s estimated at 40 to 60 thousand dollars and there was a day when this was probably a 250 to 350 thousand dollar thousand dollar piece of furniture but uh as i said the prices have come down it’s got a starting bid of 20 000. if you’re looking for a really great piece of american furniture out of all the pieces we just looked at this is the one you want to buy uh it’s got the original color it’s a very advanced form uh beautifully carved and uh looks absolutely wonderful i just i love that kind of stuff and then lastly is another one probably from the same area also woodbury uh with us with with a bonnet drawer in the bottom here this big drawer in the bottom and uh slightly less developed i like it it’s very very nice i don’t think it’s as good as the other one though it does have a a very very fancy base on it again it’s got that that that connecticut base that we saw in the first one this was a style of base that they did do um only in in that area as far as i know you never see that in a boston piece or a new york piece or any other um absolutely great 20 to 30 thousand dollars i think this has been probably refinished at some point in its life but um still one heck of a nice piece of furniture all right and that’s the kind of thing that bronx has going on it’s really worth looking at and then lastly in the furniture lineup is this this really great irish chippendale uh table irish chippendale furniture irish furniture it can be can be very gutsy and very enthusiastic so to speak and they tended to exaggerate things like like the shape the way the skirt is done with these big shell carvings and these beautifully done legs coming down and then these uh fabulously fast done fast lovely slipper feet like boots that go on they did all kinds of different forms and styles but this is a wonderful looking table of course it’s all handmade and all that and nice old surface on it and made from imported mahogany which was quite unusual for a long time because they didn’t import a lot of mahogany to england at one point because there was this big fight with the walnut growers uh over there they didn’t want mahogany imported because it would hurt their business then as soon as they began to run low on walnut they suddenly the walnut crows became mahogany importers around the middle of the 18th century but at any rate this was probably made probably around 1750 to 1770 i would guess uh they don’t really say did they just say 18th century on here came from a georgia collection nice table three to five thousand dollar estimate absolutely great thing uh fifteen hundred dollar opening bid get a condition report just like you do with porcelain but handsome piece of furniture and you know couldn’t you just see this with a with it with it with with a nice big uh chin long punch ball sitting right in the middle of it or something like that just absolutely great and uh then moseying along over is this there’s a very nice uh carpet in this sail this is a bjr kilim it’s it’s a pileless rug flat weave rug but beautiful beautiful colors with this with a six to nine hundred dollar estimate but wonderful colors wonderful rich colors on this it looks to be in very very nice condition all the way down looks like it’s got some age to it there’s a nice detail of it superbly well woven and this is fairly decent size it’s four by seven feet uh they call it early 20th century and that means it was woven between you know 1900 and 1920 which is about right uh the bijar weavers were legendary in iran and persia and uh uh they were some of the best weavers in the middle east and uh they did piled rugs of course and they did uh flat waves so you you if you’re if you’re looking for a great looking rug for your for an area in your house or to hang on the wall like a tapestry that’s the thing to look at and moving over here is uh into the chinese stuff in the sale is this is this very very nice um uh port painting port scene here i forget which scene this is i and i used to used to know it by this building by this by this by the fort but uh do they have it in the descriptions uh pearl river dutch folly fort there it is dutch folly fort and what they did here which was very handy was they blackled it and took a photograph of it so you can see where the painting has been where it’s been touched up over the years and you can see here and here it had some scratches and losses that have been filled in but for a chinese export painting that’s not bad that’s not bad at all um and here’s some scenes of the close-ups of the people in the junk very typical um and so forth of the river nicely done colorful boat with its banners out and uh the back of the painting um uh let’s see here looks like it’s probably been realigned uh let’s see we’ll go through these see if they show the back yeah it’s been yeah it’s been put on a new canvas so it remains stable that looks like the original stretcher though which is pretty nice and uh estimated i think fairly reasonably three to five thousand dollars for this nice old china trade painting from the 19th century and then hopping over here to this this is some of the great armorial stuff that’s in this sale still at bronx is this is a the bishop of porto plate uh those of you aren’t familiar with this if you go digging around um you’ll see that this this pattern is a favorite among the very very fine the best of the european porcelain dealers santos and you know all those people uh just an absolutely great thing it has to do with the uh the the the porto bishop of the catholic church and the puerto rican on the northern coast of portugal um anyway and this is a beautiful example it looks to be an absolutely outstanding condition absolutely outstanding condition done during the cha ching period around they they dated accurately to about 1810 which is right which is what everybody dates them as uh so there’s some history on when they knew the service was made for the for the church and for the bishop and uh there’s there’s the uh the uh the heraldic you know shield on there for him but absolutely wonderful coloring very unusual coloring um i saw a platter of the in this pattern that’s a big platter in this pattern months and i think it was 15 or 20 thousand dollars last time i remember anyway this is estimated eight to twelve hundred dollars and this one was sold by the chinese porcelain company in in on madison avenue in new york uh they’re still there but uh the chinese porcelain company was the brainchild of a great guy named khalil risk and he he he was sort of a groundbreaker in the asian art community he was originally i think he was originally from lebanon from beirut and he came to new york and uh he had a lot of family money and and he he wanted to come into go into the art business and he went in in a big big way and and built a beautiful gallery and was very generous with his knowledge and his time and his his customers loved him very very much and uh regardless he passed away a number of years ago and the company’s still there but it was when he was there he was he brought in a lot of interesting new painters modern chinese painters chinese art in general he also sold european furniture and other things as well but he was a real fan of chinese porcelain and uh absolutely a wonderful guy and um this was this was sold by him not surprisingly and then this was sold i don’t know if they say who this was sold by um it’s it’s in the the david sanctuary howard’s book the um the arms of izod and uh this was a a british clan and not the not the um the alligator shirt people um this is a originated i believe in gloucestershire in around the 10th century it’s one of the oldest families in england and they’ve spread out there’s a number of clans of the of the izod family but this is an absolutely beautiful young chen example these lovely soft colors up here you know this is the decoration on this is as good as anything you’re ever going to see on a piece of imperial porcelain from the period absolutely great and a rather rare rare uh plate with a very modest estimate one thousand to two thousand dollars a five hundred dollar opening bid and uh they only say it comes from a private collection in georgia and see david again david sanctuary howard chinese armorial porcelain volume one um published in london in 1974 and uh you can look it up and read up on it if you have that set of books and then over here is another pair of our there’s a bunch of memorial wear in this sale i’m just going through a few of the pretty ones and uh there’s another couple of pairs here they didn’t look them up but i’m sure that they’re in in howard’s book and uh another one with a bowl and a plate uh estimated at three to five hundred dollars think about that 1770s chin long porcelain superb quality with an s a very modest estimate and beautifully beautifully decorated absolutely beautiful quality your cup and bowl set and uh it has one bid at 150 and you know if you pay 600 for it that’s fine too i these could bring a lot more um and then also in the sale they’ve got some good rugs this one struck me as being particularly nice an early 20th century aries it’s room sized nine by twelve it’s a beast with a modest estimate one one thousand to two thousand dollars i think it’ll bring more than i think will probably bring three to five thousand anyway but beautiful soft colors that beautiful salmon tones you see here uh the pile looks good i don’t see you know you don’t see low spots anywhere on this beast uh looks good it looks like when they when they cropped the picture here they might have trimmed some of the fringe off but the fringe i suspect is there and uh but overall very very nice no staining an absolutely beautiful room size rug absolutely beautiful if you could buy that for under four or five thousand dollars uh it’s really something it almost looks like a sarapi uh no it’s a huri’s okay um but beautiful beautiful carpet absolutely beautiful it’s got six bids it’s up to sixteen hundred dollars and i suspect it’s got a ways to go but what a pretty rug and also this the kazakh a very nice kazakh sort of small runner measuring uh three feet eight inches by seven almost seven feet six foot nine uh again nice condition nice pile very soft warm colors down the outer side the inside and the interior is filled with these little bow tie devices up the middle which you see on persian carpets and textiles all the time and on caucasian pieces and this is a caucasian piece uh estimated at eight to twelve hundred very reasonable uh four hundred dollars got one bid so far all right but it it could bring fifteen hundred or to two thousand twenty five hundred but it’s a beautiful rug looks to be in good condition the thing with rugs is always to look at the pile uh if they’re worn down to the foundation you really want to rethink it unless you’re planning on getting it repiled and getting it professionally restored which you can do it’s expensive but you can certainly do it and they a lot of the rugs get sent sometimes they send them to turkey to get big jobs done uh but um they they tend to wear through once they’re down to the cotton you’re gonna be walking on the wood floor or whatever you have underneath it pretty soon if it’s in a busy area but any rate it’s this is not that problem so uh this and that hurries are two great looking rugs and check out the rest of the brunch sale this is sort of the end of it it’s just it’s just i thought it would be fun to do something different than the regular uh chinese only or asian only video and i i like other forms of antiques uh my wife and i have always had a pretty wide range of antiques in our home and paintings and whatnot just because it makes for an interesting room and you can do the same there’s no reason not to and you need furniture you you want to broaden out a little bit look at some of the dutch delft to see how it might fit in with your chinese collection just for the fun of it all right thanks for watching uh this is like i said that’s something i normally don’t do but i thought it might be fun and if you like it leave a comment maybe we’ll do more of them as sales come up that i like and so forth and we’ll do them for the fun of it during the middle of the week all right have a wonderful rest of your week we’ll be back friday with the regular video and uh uh enjoy the enjoy the last few day few weeks of summer here we’re down to the home stretch and by the way for those of you wondering we didn’t get the hurricane on over the weekend that they were expecting it didn’t come it never came we were expecting it it went it went sharply west turned died and uh we got a little bit of rain and that was it we had taken in the boats a lot of people took their boats out of the water uh we put away all our patio furniture and stuff because we didn’t want to see that go sailing off and hitting somebody’s house and uh nothing happened it just rained and that’s the way it is you know so anyway uh see you all later this week thanks bye [Music] so [Music] you
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