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The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022       
AAlberto Levi Gallery - Rare Art Deco rug, one of a suite of five designed by Jean Burkhalter, commissioned by
Pierre Chareau, France. circa 1925, £45,000.

 

Event: The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair
Organiser: LARTA Ltd
Venue: Mezzanine, Evolution London, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW
Date: 25 - 30 January 2022
 
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Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022   
 Bakhtiyar - Antique Turkoman of an unusual size, 5.65m x 2.22m, £6,000.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

LARTA The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair is returning to Evolution London, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW from Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 January 2022 after the annual event was held online only in 2021. 18 of the best dealers from around the UK and Europe are exhibiting a rich blend of carpets, rugs and textiles on the mezzanine of The Decorative Fair. LARTA is the UK’s only specialist event for fine textile art, antique carpets, vintage rugs and associated works of art.

Three newcomers exhibiting at LARTA 2022 are Alberto Levi Gallery from Milan, Italy; Manchester based Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs and Bakhtiyar from London and Hampshire. Alberto Levi is one of the grandees of the antique rug and textile world. Trading for 30 years, he has built a reputation for connoisseurship and excellence. Featuring on the stand is an extremely rare and early Caucasian carpet, circa 1760, £16.500; a soft, silky prayer rug with çintamani pattern from Selendi, western Anatolia, circa 1850, £12,500; and a pair of Arts & Crafts runners from Donegal, Ireland, £10,000 the pair. Alberto Levi Gallery is also bringing some impressive Art Deco designs, amongst which is an extremely rare Art Deco rug designed by renowned French architect and designer Jean Burkhalter (1895-1984), one of a suite of five pieces commissioned by Pierre Chareau for a villa on the island of Corsica, for sale for £45,000 and an Art Deco hooked rug, attributed to Ralph Pearson New York, USA, circa 1925, £15,000.

Bakhtiyar is a third generation family owned business specialising in fine and decorative antique Persian carpets. When Masoud Mazaheri-Asadi brought Bakhtiyar to the UK in 1992, he not only wanted to bring Persian carpets to clients but also a taste of Persia with him, introducing clients and friends to the wonders of the Persian culture. The next generation, Masoud’s son Koroush is also working in the business and will be at LARTA. On the Bakhtiyar stand will be the first carpet that Masoud Mazaheri-Asadi brought when opening Bakhtiyar in the UK. It has recently been proudly on display in the London showroom and will be on show on
Bakhtiyar’s stand at LARTA 2022 (NFS). Items for sale on the stand include a sizeable antique Turkoman carpet, £6,000, most likely commissioned for a manor house in ancient Persia. It was highly unusual for the Turkoman people to weave a carpet of such a size. Another exceptional piece is an antique Farahan carpet bearing a bold and imposing signature, POA. Antique textiles for sale include a stunning collection of hand block printed and painted antique fabrics from the historic city of Esfahan, amongst which is an antique Esfahan qalamkar priced at £2,500.

Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs is the new kid on the block, as Bell only started dealing relatively recently having had a passion for nomadic and village antique rugs for some 30 years. He is exhibiting a colourful collection of Caucasian and Persian rugs. A highlight on the stand is a wonderful late 19th century Caucasian Gendje rug with a lattice of stars on a yellow ground, £6,400, which he describes as “the stained glass window of rugs.” Another Gendje rug from Azerbaijan, circa 1900, has an  interesting random design creeping into one corner of the lattice field, £5,200.

Exhibiting for the first time on the mezzanine, having joined LARTA Virtual 2021 is Ian Shaw, Tribal Art & Textiles from Glasgow. Shaw has a fine selection of kente from the Ewe people of the Volta region of Ghana, which make stylish bedspreads, hangings and throws. A Togolese Ewe chief’s robe dates from around 1920 and is priced at £2,800. Another fine late 19th century Ewe kente in classic autumnal Ewe colours is woven with mystical floating motifs of antelopes, birds and trees, POA. Also on display will be Asafo flags from Ghana, priced around £1,600-£1,800. Each Asafo regiment had its own flag and, in turn, each officer had his own flag.

A highlight on James Cohen Antique Carpets’ stand is an antique angora wool Oushak carpet, woven at the end of the 19th century in western Anatolia, circa 1890, £4,750. This beautiful carpet was made with the very softest and shiniest wool from the angora goat. The colours are absolutely stunning, with a lovely sea of abashed turquoise blue, gently supported by borders of cream and pale coral. A complete contrast is another larger antique Turkish Oushak carpet, in bright oranges, corals and yellows offset with sky blue, £12,000. Very different again is a Flemish ‘Game Park’ tapestry, woven in the early part of the 17th century, possibly in Oudenaarde, Holland, £12,500.

Owen Parry from Abergavenny, has a 17th century Brussels tapestry fragment, priced at £8,500 and also possibly the oldest pieces for sale at January’s Fair. Dating circa 400-600AD, is a pair of superb finely woven silk Coptic squares priced at £3,850 the pair. Other highlights are a 19th century Bochara suzani from central Asia, circa 1880, £8,500; an Ottoman Turkish silk and metal thread embroidery, £2,850 and an early 19th century Chinese silk floss stitch panel depicting an emperor and his attendants, £1,250.

Joining from Toulon in France, for the second time, is Villa Rosemaine, whose large bedspread or hanging in sky-blue chiné satin silk, embroidered with polychrome mercerized satin silk thread and couched stitch points, inspired the LARTA 2022 logo colourings. Peta Smyth Antique Textiles exhibits again with an 18th century Ottoman hanging of velvet appliquéd with metal thread embroidery from the collection of Lord Harlech, Glyn Cywarch, Gwynedd.

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs - Khamseh soft wool rug, circa 1900, £850.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Amongst the items for sale on Anthony Hazeldine’s stand is an exquisite large handwoven Kashmir shawl with an unusual turquoise central panel, circa 1850s, priced in the region of £3,000. Hazeldine describes this very fine wool shawl as “a masterpiece of weaving.” Anthony Hazeldine is also showing two rugs with a fascinating literary provenance. Weston Hall was in the Sitwell family for many generations and had played host to the literati and glitterati of the age until its recent sale and dispersal of contents. Siblings Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell were well known figures in the literary world between the wars, particularly Dame Edith with her eccentric appearance and often extraordinary poetry recitals. Hazeldine will be offering a large very decorative late 19th century Khotan carpet with an overall design of pomegranates on a blue field and a rare 19th century
European Oltenai kelim with a floral design. As Anthony Hazeldine says, “If rugs could speak...”

Fair organiser Aaron Nejad Gallery is sharing a stand with Anthony Hazeldine. Aaron Nejad is showing an interesting variety of textiles and carpets to appeal to many, amongst which is a silk ikat panel from Uzbekistan with flaming palmettes, £450; a Lakai embroidery, also from Uzbekistan, circa 1890, £550; an Ottoman period silk on linen embroidery, £450; a Jaf Kurd bagface, circa 1880, £750; a Ziegler rug from the Sultanabad district of West Persia, circa 1880, probably made as a sampler, £2,000 and a vintage Swedish kilim by Swedish designer and master weaver Ingegerd Silow (1916-2005), circa 1960, priced at £1,150.

Contemporary carpet specialist Gideon Hatch has chosen LARTA 2022 to show the new design ‘Obelix’ for the first time. Made of hand spun Turkish wool and hand knotted in India, it comes in two colourways, priced at £900 per square metre for the fine weave edition. Working well in both contemporary and traditional interiors are the vintage and mid-century rugs that have always been an integral part of Emily’s House London’s collection with vintage Moroccan Berber rugs, Turkish kilims, rag rugs and tribal flatweaves, amongst which are a mid-century Sarab runner, £1,700 and a mid-century Moroccan Beni Ouarain rug, £2,200.

Formerly known as Tribal Rugs Gallery, Murad Akhtar’s activities have recently expanded exponentially from a small studio space to a new 2,600 square foot warehouse in Essex. Now trading under the new name of Antique Décor, Akhtar has room for many more rugs and textiles, varying from antique Persian and Caucasian rugs and trappings to Indonesian ikat, Polish folk art and American tapestries, a number of which can be found for sale at LARTA 2022 this January.

Ebi Shafagh, Carpet Restoration Studio not only cleans and restores carpets and rugs but has a fine selection of antique Persian rugs for sale. Amongst the rugs for sale at LARTA 2022 are a 19th century Shooshtari flat weave kilim, £3,500; a 19th century Gabbeh Qashqai rug, £6,500; a 19th century north-west Persian Heriz long runner at just under five metres in length, £1,800; as well as a 19th century needlework embroidery from Uzbekistan, £3,000.

Launched in 2011, the LARTA Fair is an important date for decorators, collectors, and discerning buyers looking for practical and decorative rugs and textiles to beautify their homes. At LARTA 2022 the 18 expert dealers are offering items originating from Persia, India, China, Japan, Central Asia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, as well as from Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Organiser, Aaron Nejad of Aaron Nejad Gallery said, “We have a full complement of exhibitors, all of us keen to get back to meet interior designers, collectors and clients, old and new, face to face. With so many of us around the world spending more time at home, the focus is on interiors and enjoying where we live. For those who are not able to come to the Fair, we continue to run our simultaneous online event, LARTA Online, on our website www.larta.net.”

“We are adhering to government guidance to ensure the safety of all who exhibit and attend our fair. We continue to update our website, so it is best for visitors to check our latest advice before travelling to LARTA 2022.”

Pre-booking for LARTA 2022 is essential with tickets ranging in price from £20 for the opening day to £10, or two-for-one tickets available for the final four days. Visit the website for useful information, Covid safety updates and to book tickets. As LARTA is held on the mezzanine of The Decorative Fair, the tickets are valid for the whole venue. For those unable to attend, LARTA Online opens at the same time as the physical fair, mirroring some of the items for sale from the exhibitors on their stands. Keep an eye on Instagram too @lartarugfair for items coming up for sale at LARTA 2022.

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Owen Parry - Early 19th century Chinese silk floss stitch panel depicting an emperor and his attendants, £1,250.

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022      

Anthony Hazeldine - Rare 19th century European Oltenai kelim, formerly the property of the Sitwell family at Weston Hall, in the region of £2,500.

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission: Tickets are £20 each for the opening day (Tuesday 25 January) or £10 each for subsequent days, to be booked online through Eventbrite The tickets also give visitors access to The Decorative Fair.

For more information visit LARTA

 

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

 

Cover Image: Anthony Hazeldine - Rare 19th century European Oltenai kelim, formerly the property of the Sitwell family at Weston Hall, in the region of £2,500.

 



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The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022       
AAlberto Levi Gallery - Rare Art Deco rug, one of a suite of five designed by Jean Burkhalter, commissioned by
Pierre Chareau, France. circa 1925, £45,000.

 

Event: The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair
Organiser: LARTA Ltd
Venue: Mezzanine, Evolution London, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW
Date: 25 - 30 January 2022
 
FOLLOW THIS ORGANISER:
 
facebook Twitter Insta  

 

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022   
 Bakhtiyar - Antique Turkoman of an unusual size, 5.65m x 2.22m, £6,000.

ABOUT THIS FAIR:

LARTA The London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair is returning to Evolution London, Battersea Park, London SW8 4NW from Tuesday 25 to Sunday 30 January 2022 after the annual event was held online only in 2021. 18 of the best dealers from around the UK and Europe are exhibiting a rich blend of carpets, rugs and textiles on the mezzanine of The Decorative Fair. LARTA is the UK’s only specialist event for fine textile art, antique carpets, vintage rugs and associated works of art.

Three newcomers exhibiting at LARTA 2022 are Alberto Levi Gallery from Milan, Italy; Manchester based Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs and Bakhtiyar from London and Hampshire. Alberto Levi is one of the grandees of the antique rug and textile world. Trading for 30 years, he has built a reputation for connoisseurship and excellence. Featuring on the stand is an extremely rare and early Caucasian carpet, circa 1760, £16.500; a soft, silky prayer rug with çintamani pattern from Selendi, western Anatolia, circa 1850, £12,500; and a pair of Arts & Crafts runners from Donegal, Ireland, £10,000 the pair. Alberto Levi Gallery is also bringing some impressive Art Deco designs, amongst which is an extremely rare Art Deco rug designed by renowned French architect and designer Jean Burkhalter (1895-1984), one of a suite of five pieces commissioned by Pierre Chareau for a villa on the island of Corsica, for sale for £45,000 and an Art Deco hooked rug, attributed to Ralph Pearson New York, USA, circa 1925, £15,000.

Bakhtiyar is a third generation family owned business specialising in fine and decorative antique Persian carpets. When Masoud Mazaheri-Asadi brought Bakhtiyar to the UK in 1992, he not only wanted to bring Persian carpets to clients but also a taste of Persia with him, introducing clients and friends to the wonders of the Persian culture. The next generation, Masoud’s son Koroush is also working in the business and will be at LARTA. On the Bakhtiyar stand will be the first carpet that Masoud Mazaheri-Asadi brought when opening Bakhtiyar in the UK. It has recently been proudly on display in the London showroom and will be on show on
Bakhtiyar’s stand at LARTA 2022 (NFS). Items for sale on the stand include a sizeable antique Turkoman carpet, £6,000, most likely commissioned for a manor house in ancient Persia. It was highly unusual for the Turkoman people to weave a carpet of such a size. Another exceptional piece is an antique Farahan carpet bearing a bold and imposing signature, POA. Antique textiles for sale include a stunning collection of hand block printed and painted antique fabrics from the historic city of Esfahan, amongst which is an antique Esfahan qalamkar priced at £2,500.

Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs is the new kid on the block, as Bell only started dealing relatively recently having had a passion for nomadic and village antique rugs for some 30 years. He is exhibiting a colourful collection of Caucasian and Persian rugs. A highlight on the stand is a wonderful late 19th century Caucasian Gendje rug with a lattice of stars on a yellow ground, £6,400, which he describes as “the stained glass window of rugs.” Another Gendje rug from Azerbaijan, circa 1900, has an  interesting random design creeping into one corner of the lattice field, £5,200.

Exhibiting for the first time on the mezzanine, having joined LARTA Virtual 2021 is Ian Shaw, Tribal Art & Textiles from Glasgow. Shaw has a fine selection of kente from the Ewe people of the Volta region of Ghana, which make stylish bedspreads, hangings and throws. A Togolese Ewe chief’s robe dates from around 1920 and is priced at £2,800. Another fine late 19th century Ewe kente in classic autumnal Ewe colours is woven with mystical floating motifs of antelopes, birds and trees, POA. Also on display will be Asafo flags from Ghana, priced around £1,600-£1,800. Each Asafo regiment had its own flag and, in turn, each officer had his own flag.

A highlight on James Cohen Antique Carpets’ stand is an antique angora wool Oushak carpet, woven at the end of the 19th century in western Anatolia, circa 1890, £4,750. This beautiful carpet was made with the very softest and shiniest wool from the angora goat. The colours are absolutely stunning, with a lovely sea of abashed turquoise blue, gently supported by borders of cream and pale coral. A complete contrast is another larger antique Turkish Oushak carpet, in bright oranges, corals and yellows offset with sky blue, £12,000. Very different again is a Flemish ‘Game Park’ tapestry, woven in the early part of the 17th century, possibly in Oudenaarde, Holland, £12,500.

Owen Parry from Abergavenny, has a 17th century Brussels tapestry fragment, priced at £8,500 and also possibly the oldest pieces for sale at January’s Fair. Dating circa 400-600AD, is a pair of superb finely woven silk Coptic squares priced at £3,850 the pair. Other highlights are a 19th century Bochara suzani from central Asia, circa 1880, £8,500; an Ottoman Turkish silk and metal thread embroidery, £2,850 and an early 19th century Chinese silk floss stitch panel depicting an emperor and his attendants, £1,250.

Joining from Toulon in France, for the second time, is Villa Rosemaine, whose large bedspread or hanging in sky-blue chiné satin silk, embroidered with polychrome mercerized satin silk thread and couched stitch points, inspired the LARTA 2022 logo colourings. Peta Smyth Antique Textiles exhibits again with an 18th century Ottoman hanging of velvet appliquéd with metal thread embroidery from the collection of Lord Harlech, Glyn Cywarch, Gwynedd.

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Phil Bell Antique Oriental Rugs - Khamseh soft wool rug, circa 1900, £850.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS FAIR:

Amongst the items for sale on Anthony Hazeldine’s stand is an exquisite large handwoven Kashmir shawl with an unusual turquoise central panel, circa 1850s, priced in the region of £3,000. Hazeldine describes this very fine wool shawl as “a masterpiece of weaving.” Anthony Hazeldine is also showing two rugs with a fascinating literary provenance. Weston Hall was in the Sitwell family for many generations and had played host to the literati and glitterati of the age until its recent sale and dispersal of contents. Siblings Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell were well known figures in the literary world between the wars, particularly Dame Edith with her eccentric appearance and often extraordinary poetry recitals. Hazeldine will be offering a large very decorative late 19th century Khotan carpet with an overall design of pomegranates on a blue field and a rare 19th century
European Oltenai kelim with a floral design. As Anthony Hazeldine says, “If rugs could speak...”

Fair organiser Aaron Nejad Gallery is sharing a stand with Anthony Hazeldine. Aaron Nejad is showing an interesting variety of textiles and carpets to appeal to many, amongst which is a silk ikat panel from Uzbekistan with flaming palmettes, £450; a Lakai embroidery, also from Uzbekistan, circa 1890, £550; an Ottoman period silk on linen embroidery, £450; a Jaf Kurd bagface, circa 1880, £750; a Ziegler rug from the Sultanabad district of West Persia, circa 1880, probably made as a sampler, £2,000 and a vintage Swedish kilim by Swedish designer and master weaver Ingegerd Silow (1916-2005), circa 1960, priced at £1,150.

Contemporary carpet specialist Gideon Hatch has chosen LARTA 2022 to show the new design ‘Obelix’ for the first time. Made of hand spun Turkish wool and hand knotted in India, it comes in two colourways, priced at £900 per square metre for the fine weave edition. Working well in both contemporary and traditional interiors are the vintage and mid-century rugs that have always been an integral part of Emily’s House London’s collection with vintage Moroccan Berber rugs, Turkish kilims, rag rugs and tribal flatweaves, amongst which are a mid-century Sarab runner, £1,700 and a mid-century Moroccan Beni Ouarain rug, £2,200.

Formerly known as Tribal Rugs Gallery, Murad Akhtar’s activities have recently expanded exponentially from a small studio space to a new 2,600 square foot warehouse in Essex. Now trading under the new name of Antique Décor, Akhtar has room for many more rugs and textiles, varying from antique Persian and Caucasian rugs and trappings to Indonesian ikat, Polish folk art and American tapestries, a number of which can be found for sale at LARTA 2022 this January.

Ebi Shafagh, Carpet Restoration Studio not only cleans and restores carpets and rugs but has a fine selection of antique Persian rugs for sale. Amongst the rugs for sale at LARTA 2022 are a 19th century Shooshtari flat weave kilim, £3,500; a 19th century Gabbeh Qashqai rug, £6,500; a 19th century north-west Persian Heriz long runner at just under five metres in length, £1,800; as well as a 19th century needlework embroidery from Uzbekistan, £3,000.

Launched in 2011, the LARTA Fair is an important date for decorators, collectors, and discerning buyers looking for practical and decorative rugs and textiles to beautify their homes. At LARTA 2022 the 18 expert dealers are offering items originating from Persia, India, China, Japan, Central Asia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, as well as from Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Organiser, Aaron Nejad of Aaron Nejad Gallery said, “We have a full complement of exhibitors, all of us keen to get back to meet interior designers, collectors and clients, old and new, face to face. With so many of us around the world spending more time at home, the focus is on interiors and enjoying where we live. For those who are not able to come to the Fair, we continue to run our simultaneous online event, LARTA Online, on our website www.larta.net.”

“We are adhering to government guidance to ensure the safety of all who exhibit and attend our fair. We continue to update our website, so it is best for visitors to check our latest advice before travelling to LARTA 2022.”

Pre-booking for LARTA 2022 is essential with tickets ranging in price from £20 for the opening day to £10, or two-for-one tickets available for the final four days. Visit the website for useful information, Covid safety updates and to book tickets. As LARTA is held on the mezzanine of The Decorative Fair, the tickets are valid for the whole venue. For those unable to attend, LARTA Online opens at the same time as the physical fair, mirroring some of the items for sale from the exhibitors on their stands. Keep an eye on Instagram too @lartarugfair for items coming up for sale at LARTA 2022.

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022

Owen Parry - Early 19th century Chinese silk floss stitch panel depicting an emperor and his attendants, £1,250.

Antiques News & Fairs - The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair - 25 - 30 January 2022      

Anthony Hazeldine - Rare 19th century European Oltenai kelim, formerly the property of the Sitwell family at Weston Hall, in the region of £2,500.

 

TICKET INFO:

Admission: Tickets are £20 each for the opening day (Tuesday 25 January) or £10 each for subsequent days, to be booked online through Eventbrite The tickets also give visitors access to The Decorative Fair.

For more information visit LARTA

 

Visit;

ANF Calendar for future fair dates

 

Cover Image: Anthony Hazeldine - Rare 19th century European Oltenai kelim, formerly the property of the Sitwell family at Weston Hall, in the region of £2,500.