Since 1974, global providers of specialist auction and liquidation services for banks, administrators, insolvency practitioners, insurance companies, bankruptcy courts, rescue turnarounds and all financial and liquidity challenges involving handmade oriental carpets and related high calibre merchandise
Auctions Bickenstaff & Knowles was the first company ever to hold specialist auctions of contemporary Oriental carpets Public auctions offer potential buyers a unique opportunity to examine and select from a large number of guaranteed authentic handmade rugs in a wide range of the most favoured style, sizes and value categories, to set their own price on any items of interest, and very often obtain such items far more cheaply than anticipated, depending upon the degree of competitive bidding against them. As a result, it is very rare for any attendee at one of our auctions to leave without having successfully bid for one or several items of special appeal to them, at or below the value they had personally placed on them.
Auctions held around the world UK/Europe 100+ auctions per annum in the UK and Ireland, conducted under own auspices or in co-operation with an extensive network of prestigious local auction houses and other agents Direct-to-the-Public Sale events held regularly throughout UK towns and cities Branches & affiliates in Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Ireland Unique range of specialist services and niche outlets via affiliates Far East Associates in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Japan. Bi-annual South-East Asia auction programme Held first-ever public auctions in China Established brand presence throughout major Far East markets for nearly 40 years Middle East/Gulf Associates in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates Annual auction programme throughout primary Gulf market centres North America Bickenstaff & Knowles Inc., based in New York City, provides a number of key services to major corporate clients throughout USA and Canada.
Bickenstaff & Knowles Inc. acted as Liquidators for vast quantities of Persian carpets seized by US Customs authorities during US embargo on Iranian goods Caribbean/Central America Associates in Bermuda, Jamaica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Trinidad & Tobago, Curaçao, Aruba, Belize, Panama, Guyana. Twice yearly Caribbean auction programme Established high prestige auction brand throughout region since 1970s