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The history of collecting antique rugs and carpets has been around for centuries. In fact, King Henry VIII had several Turkish rugs in his collection. You can even see these rugs used in his many portraits with Hans Holbein. In addition to Henry VIII, other avid collectors of antique rugs and carpets were Sigmund Freud and Cornelius Vanderbilt. These references showcase the history of collecting antique carpets and rugs throughout history.
The individual history of each type of carpets and rugs are far more diverse. After all, there are several types of carpets and rugs in the market. Some of the most commonly collected types of rugs out there include Oriental Rugs, Turkish Rugs, Persian Rugs, Celtic Rugs, and more. Each of these types features distinctive characteristics and level of artistry, which can have an impact on whether collectors would want to own them.
Exquisite carpets, rugs and runners, whether they are Turkish, Persian or Afghan, add a warm and rich touch to your home décor. However, with the entire bargaining going on in this field, it is hard to estimate the right market value of a carpet or rug. If you want to know how much your antique Persian carpet or the small Ushak rug in your entryway, we put you in contact with specialized experts from interested auction houses. The experts will assess your object’s material, condition, subject matter and style thoroughly and provide an online appraisal, including the item’s market value, estimated price and reserve price. In order to get the most accurate appraisal, make sure you fill the form carefully and take as many pictures to define the condition and style of the object.
No! We will only appraise your rare antique rug but can help you find the right auction house to sell your rug
No! Our pricing model is very transparent - $15 to assign an expert to review your antique rug
We guarantee your rug appraisal within 48 hours on weekdays, but most often it is faster.
Yes, our antique rug experts are here to help you and they will happily answer your questions about the value of your rare rug
Yes, we offer you the chance to get an expert to review your rug online for only $15 - they use the different databases to locate the value and look at recent auction results
You then have an experts opinion on the value of your rare rug and a description from an expert