One of the mainstays of the antique decorative carpet market in the USA is Jason Nazmiyal. The Nazmiyal Collection is one of the few showrooms in New York’s traditional rug district around East 32nd Street that still focuses exclusively on antique weavings. While many businesses in the neighbourhood have become involved in new production, Nazmiyal has remained true to the antique rugs for which he maintains the same passion as when he first set up in business back in 1980.
On 4 April at Bonhams New York saleroom at 580 Madison Avenue one hundred and sixty seven antique and vintage carpets from the Nazmiyal Collection will be offered in the auction entitled An exemplary decorative antique and vintage carpet collection by Nazmiyal. The offering covers the range of material that one might hope to find with a leading Manhattan dealer with some unexpected surprises for collectors such as a 17th century Kerman Vase carpet (lot 1120), a reasonably priced Mughal shrub carpet fragment (lot 1116) as well as a number of Caucasian rugs and suzani.
For the more contemporary eye there are a number of striking kilims including some Iranian Mazandaran pieces and a host of Swedish examples. If Art Deco is your thing the sale features a carpet designed by Emilio Pucci (lot 1059), two by French furniture designer Jules Leleu and one inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright while if you are looking for art rugs a Joan Miro carpet (lot 1057) and tapestries with designs by Roy Lichtenstein (lots 1070,1071) might be perfect for your interior. For the many who love Morrocan rugs there are a number of great examples from which to choose. To view the catalogue or to bid online please visit Bonhams