Fine Rugs NY Unveils Unique Vintage and Antique Rugs for Online Auction on October 24
Victor Mashihi, the owner of Fine Rugs NY, is putting 263 handmade rugs under the hammer at an exclusive live online auction on Sunday, October 24. On offer are finely woven antique and vintage rugs and tapestries from Persia, France, the Caucuses, China, Turkey.
The auction will kick off at 2 PM EST at Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, BidSquare, and Paris-based Drouot Online. However, bidders may also elect to place absentee bids up to a specified amount in advance of the auction as well.
Buyers of discerning taste will find something catering to every style and price point, from a Bokhara-style prayer mat from Pakistan with a minimum bid of $150 to a sprawling 19th-century Persian rug measuring 250 square feet from the Tabriz workshop of master-weaver Haji Jalili with a starting bid of $48,000 with an estimated value of up to twice that price. Finely detailed Chinese silks carpets also are up for sale alongside lushly decorated French Aubusson and Verdure-style tapestries and floral Saroukh rugs.
These works are all drawn from the collection of Victor Mashihi, proprietor of Fine Rugs NY in Manhattan as well as Fine Rugs of Chevy Chase and the Chevy Chase Design Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Hailing from Egypt, the Mashihi family has been collecting and trading sumptuously decorated rugs from across the globe since Victor’s grandfather Moussa opened a store in Cairo in 1916. Benefitting from an international network of suppliers, Moussa’s business became popular with royalty leading to his invitation to the wedding of then Iranian prince Reza Pahlavi Shah to Egyptian King Farouk’s sister Fawzia Fuad.
Those interested in participating in this extraordinary auction on Oct. 24, or who wish to learn more about Fine Rugs NY’s unique collection may contact Mr. Mashihi at [email protected]
for further information. Lovers of handmade rugs are also welcome to visit brick-and-mortar stores in New York and the Washington DC area, including a magnificent new Manhattan storefront decorated with furniture by designer Jean Yves Lanvin which opened this September in collaboration with modern textile vendor Didier Marien.
Fine Rugs NY Locations
Fine Rugs NY
(Upper East Side in New York City) Fine Rugs NY
(Georgetown in Washington DC) Fine Rugs of Chevy Chase
232 East 59th Street
New York City, NY 10022
Tel: 917-623-6308 1251 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington D.C. 20007
Tel: 202-758-0801 7137 Wisconsin Ave,
Bethesda, MD 20814