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The specialist's choice – Christopher Stålhandske lists carpet favourites

Specialists choice Christopher Stålhandske

We have spoken with Christopher Stålhandske, Head Specialist Carpets, textiles and Islamic works of art, who talks about the selection at this spring's Modern Art + Design. He also takes the opportunity to list some of his favourite objects among the substantial amount high-quality carpets at this season's auction.

Why should one buy carpets and textiles at this spring's Modern Art & Design?

– Bukowskis presents the most significant section of Swedish carpets and textiles. At this auction, one can find a carefully selected range in all prices and colours.

Browse our web catalogue and welcome to visit the viewing. Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.

When is the viewing and auction?
Viewing: May 11 – 15, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open: Weekdays 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 4 pm
Live Auktion: May 16 – 17, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm

Read more about the auction and view the catalogue

Marianne Richter "Tuppamattan, blue"

”Tuppamattan” is, despite its name, not a carpet but a tapestry composed in 1949 by Marianne Richter. This creation is rarely found at auctions and is represented in the collections of Nationalmuseum in Stockholm."

To the carpet

Märta Måås-Fjetterström, ”Vadstena”

”Vadstena” by Märta Måås Fjetterström is extremely rare to see at auction. The carpet was designed for the Vadstena Abbey Church in 1930, and likely only ten copies have been produced.

To the carpet

Märta Måås-Fjetterström, ”Ståndaren”

Märta Måås Fjetterström's carpet "Ståndaren" from 1928 was designed for the legendary ship M/S Kungsholm. The ship operated on the route between Gothenburg and New York during the 1930s. Gunnar Asplund designed the interior, and Sweden showcased its finest modernism there.

To the carpet

Agda Österberg

This carpet by Agda Österberg contains all the colours of the rainbow. It is made using an advanced tapestry technique and has Agda Österberg's monogram woven into it and the full name embroidered on the underside. The carpet is unique and was composed during the 1940s-1950s.

To the carpet

Contact our Specialists

Christopher Stålhandske
Christopher Stålhandske
Head Specialist Carpets, textiles and Islamic works of art
+46 (0)708 19 12 58
Björn Extergren
Björn Extergren
Head of Consignment and Sales Department, Fine Art. Specialist Antique Furniture, Decorative Arts and Asian Ceramics
+46 (0)706 40 28 61