1. Orient Stars 2 - Auction Cancelled

    We wish to inform you that our upcoming auction Orient Stars 2 scheduled for Saturday 2 October 2021 has been cancelled.

  2. Important Information for Buyers

    Unfortunately, auctions attended by saleroom bidders and visits to our premises to preview the objects for sale are currently still prohibited under the Coronavirus regulations in the German state of Hesse.

  3. Theodor Poppmeier Collection: Our First Sale on 10th March 2018

    “Art before craftsmanship and quality before condition” was the principle which guided Theodor Poppmeier when he compiled his important collection of antique textiles. The great success of our special auction, “Poppmeier Collection I” proves the soundness of his approach. The auction sold 83 of the 88 lots offered, a success rate of 94 percent. Part two of the collection will follow in the spring of 2019.

  4. The Vok Collection – Third Sale on 25th March 2017

    Our reception on the eve of the third Vok Sale was attended by many distinguished guests both from Germany and abroad. They were in for a surprise: Mr Bruce Baganz, Chairman of the Near Eastern Art Research Center, presented Dr Ignazio Vok and Detlef Maltzahn with the “Joseph V. McMullan Award for Scholarship and Stewardship in Islamic Rugs and Textiles“. Considered the greatest accolade in the world of Oriental carpets and textiles, the McMullan Award has been presented since 1988 to persons who have gained distinction and merit through special contributions in the field. The international group of recipients includes people from the USA, Canada, the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Iran, Turkey and Russia.

  5. The Vok Collection – Second Sale on 12th March 2016

    The Collection had been divided into three equivalent sections for auction. Deviating from the collector’s own four themed publications, our compilation has resulted in a new presentation rich in contrast which shows the collection in an entirely new light. Developed specially for the three Vok auctions, our catalogue format was very well received and seen to be an adequate representation of this peerless collection. Whereas the first catalogue opened with an homage to the collector as a person, the second catalogue contained an instructive article by Christian Erber on the technical aspects of suzanis.