Our customers know that we are consistently proud to offer a superior Persian rug selection, and that we stand behind every product in the warehouse. But our love of our inventory does not preclude an abiding appreciation for some of the most beautiful antique rugs in the world.
Case in point: this Christie’s auction, which is set to feature a group of six-figure classics:
Many of the rugs and carpets in this auction are antique or semi-antique decorative Persian and Indian workshop carpets; Persian Heriz, Tabriz, Kirman, Sultanabad, Bakshaish, Isfahan, Tehran, Kashan and Indian Agra carpets. All the carpet lots on sale – perhaps with a very few exceptions – are far beyond the price level where the common rug collector is feeling comfortable to make a bid. The [highest] estimate for a rug in this auction is . . . 80.000-120.000 $.
Christie’s auctions are rarefied events, of course, and few people can afford to drop $100,000 on an Oriental rug, no matter how exquisite. Still, it is worth looking at these images for a nice preview of how fine handmade rugs age over time. These rugs are centuries old, yet they still maintain the same luster and vibrancy you might expect from a newer Persian carpet.
If you are looking for an authentic, hand-knotted Oriental rug today, and you would rather create your own heirloom than buy someone else’s, I urge you to explore our singular inventory of imported carpets today.