Material Culture

Since 1993, thousands of shoppers and collectors have found inspiration in Material Culture’s 60,000 square foot emporium of art, antiques, crafts, furnishings, and architectural elements from around the world. They offer a vast and constantly changing inventory of unique art and design objects, antiques and folk art items, to complement home decor, commercial spaces and special design projects. In addition to their large saleroom, Material Culture host frequent auctions, bringing their rare and specialist items to an audience beyond their Philadelphia roots; their auctions regularly attract thousands of online bidders from over 50 countries, and they place the highest priority on achieving the best results by reaching a global audience.

In addition to estate sales, Material Culture's special auctions typically feature decorative arts and furnishings, including ethnographic objects, carpets, textiles and folk art from a huge range of peoples, cultures and periods.

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Moroccan Rug: 8'5'' x 12'4'' (257 x 376 cm)
Moroccan Rug, Morocco: 8'5'' x 12'4'' (257 x 376 cm). Hand-knotted, hand-spun wool; thick pile. Material Culture
Thai Varick (American, 1941 - 2001) Wire Sculpture
Thai Varick (American, 1941 - 2001) Wire Sculpture of Hand. Size: 5.5'' x 8.25'' x 12.75'' (14 x 21 x 32 cm). For more information on this American original: View a 1994 documentary filmed by Donald Blank about New York homeless artist Thai Varick. Read a New York Times article by Daren Fonda, "On the Fringe, With a Gift", July 9, 2000: Material Culture
Mansion-Size Sultanabad Style Rug: 11'10'' x 17'7''
Sultanabad Style Rug: 11'10'' x 17'7'' (361 x 536 cm). Afghanistan, modern, hand-knotted, natural dyes, hand-spun wool yarn. The Great Cyber Monday No Reserve Rug Auction! No Hidden or Confidential Reserves. Bids Accepted at the Online START PRICE. Material Culture
Antique Baktiari Rug, Persia: 4'8'' x 6'6''
Antique Baktiari Rug, Persia: 4'8'' x 6'6'' (142 x 198 cm). Early 20th c. Material Culture
Japanese Elmwood Step Tansu
Japanese Elmwood Step Tansu. In three sections. Size: 62" x 56" x 17", 157 x 142 x 43 cm (together). Material Culture
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4700 Wissahickon Avenue
Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19144