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Our Luxury Antique Rug Collections

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About Our Luxury Antique Rugs Collection

For over 30 years, I (James) have seized the opportunity to find and purchase truly wonderful and surprising luxury antique rugs. They include Kazak, Lori, Karabagh, Kilim, Shirvan, Seychour, Hamadan, Belouch or Bakhtiari, and the Heriz, plus intriguing and peculiar finds from all over the weaving world.

I can’t explain it, but the examples I can procure tend to be truly exceptional and unusual. And fantastic! Wonderful handspun wool, great natural dyes, and that rarest quality of all: character—the intense, joyful spirit you find in products woven by a person of great skill as a gift for those they cherish most.

These wonderful heirlooms were treated with obvious care by their owners for years, so by and large, our antiques are in excellent condition with minimal or no repairs. What a joy to find them, buy them, and own them. So, with a touch of melancholy at their passing from our warehouse, we set to the business of finding loving homes for great carpets.

Antique Rugs

Antique rugs, it’s commonly agreed, are over 100 years old. Some experts prefer to draw the line at 85. Others use the term semi-antique or vintage. This part of our showroom includes old rugs, both used and unused, and luxury antique rugs with a demonstrated history and age. Age isn't a precise science. It’s based on professional experience and judgment.

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FAQ: Luxury Antique Rugs

Explore the world of luxury antique rugs with confidence by delving into answers to common questions.

What is the difference between antique and vintage rugs?

The primary difference between antique and vintage rugs lies in their age. Antique rugs are generally considered to be over 100 years old, while vintage rugs are older than 20 but don’t necessarily reach the century mark. Both categories offer unique styles, but antique rugs carry an additional layer of historical significance.

What makes an antique rug valuable?

When determining the value of an antique rug, it’s crucial to consider a number of factors in combination, including the rug’s age, state of preservation, materials, provenance, and market demand. Well-preserved antique rugs with unique designs, high-quality materials, and exceptional artisanship—typically knotted or woven by hand—enhance a rug’s value.

Where can I buy authentic antique rugs?

Authentic antique rugs can be found in various places, including specialized rug dealers, antique shops, online platforms, and estate sales. When purchasing luxury antique rugs, it’s crucial to always seek detailed provenance information and consult with experts or appraisers to ensure authenticity.

How do I care for a luxury antique rug?

Caring for luxury antique rugs requires careful maintenance to preserve their beauty and integrity:

  1. Regular vacuuming and cleaning to remove dust and debris

  2. Periodic rotation to ensure even wear and prevent fading

  3. Avoiding prolonged exposure to direct sunlight

  4. Using a high quality rug pad underneath your rug

  5. Relying on periodic professional cleaning for deeper maintenance

Discover Luxury Antique Rugs

We’ve meticulously cared for the carpets in our selection, and we can’t understate their value. Here are some of the interesting and unique categories of rugs we offer:

  1. Armenian Antique Rugs: our antique Armenian rugs represent the ancient craft and traditional designs integral to Armenian carpet weaving and prized throughout the world.

  2. Antique and Semi-Antique Heriz Rugs: antique Heriz rugs, with a rich history dating back to the 19th century, stand as a testament to Persian artisanship through bold geometric designs and vibrant color palettes.

  3. Pao Tao Antiques: intricate Pao Tao rugs represent the artistic and cultural significance of Chinese heritage, with intricately woven antique pieces that feature mythical designs and traditional symbolism.

  4. Kazak Antique Rugs: antique Kazak rugs, characterized by robust and evocative geometric designs, transcend trends while uplifting the full range of interior styles, from traditional to transitional to contemporary.

  5. Tibetan Antiques: antique Tibetan rugs, also called Nepalese rugs, are physical manifestations of Tibetan culture, traditions, and religious themes—cultural relics that create a connection to this remote and mysterious land.

  6. Chinese Antique Rugs: our unique Chinese rug collection features antique, one-of-a-kind rugs from the Art Deco period of the early 20th century, including Pao Tao, Peking, Mandarin, Ningxia, and Nichols rugs.

  7. Antique Karabagh Rugs: one can consider the bold colors and striking geometric designs of rare Karabagh rugs as precursors to the modern art familiar to all of us.

  8. Oushak Rugs: Oushak rugs, also known as Ushak rugs, feature large sizes; soft color palettes; lustrous, silky piles; and characteristic open designs with spacious patterns and gentle curves.

  9. Flatweave + Kilim Rugs: Crafted through a flat woven technique, Flatweave + Kilim rugs boast a sleek profile and are known for their durability. They often showcase vibrant geometric patterns and cultural motifs.

  10. Art Deco: art deco rugs were created during this international design movement, focusing on bold colors, streamlined design, and abstract floral motifs.

  11. Peking Antique Rugs: originating from China, Peking rugs are characterized by their intricate designs, often featuring symbolic elements that add layers of meaning through a blend of traditional patterns and a nod to artistic innovation.

  12. Gabbeh Rugs: hailing from the nomadic tribes of Iran, Gabbeh rugs are renowned for their simplicity and rich cultural heritage with thick, luscious piles and a distinct lack of intricate patterns, allowing the natural beauty of the wool to shine through.

  13. Persian Antique Rugs: from traditional to contemporary designs, our Persian rugs are a celebration of diversity, telling stories of ancient traditions and artistic legacies.

Each carpet in our luxury antique rug collection tells a story, and once in your home, it becomes part of your story. Have you ever wondered how an heirloom is made? It’s done when artisans create handmade works of art and imbue them with memories.

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