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Gallery51/Craig Wallen

The focus at Gallery 51 is promoting the appreciation, conservation and collection of fine antique textile art.  With more than twenty years experience as a private purveyor of rare textiles, I now offer both residential and commercial customers a wide selection of rare, visually compelling textiles with great aesthetic merits for use in home or office settings.  We also offer a variety of related services, such as consultation, procurement services, conservation, evaluation, brokerage, mounting, and collection management. 

Clients include collectors, dealers and designers around the world, and several important American museums.  Formal, written appraisals can also be prepared according to standards approved by the Appraisers Association of America, for the purposes of insurance, inheritance, donation or loss.

Location:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Online store: website
Brick and mortar: 51 N. 2nd St
     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Memberships: Philadelphia Rug and Textile Society
     The Textile Museum
     Philadelphia Museum of Art
Languages spoken: English, French, Armenian

Antique Kurdish Bagface, Gallery51

Tags: antique rugs, ethnographic art, tribal textiles, ancient textiles, Ottoman, Anatolian, Persian, Kurdish, Caucasian, wool, felt, Turkish

1 comment:

  1. Craig, Congratulations!!! now send this to everyone you know...


“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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