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Authentic / Signed

October 15, 2007

Signatures are placed in various locations, often based on origin. The most common location for a signature panel in a Persian piece is centered at the top of the carpet. In Turkish rugs, signature panels are often found in the upper left hand corner. Signatures in Armenian carpets are commonly found in the field. In most other countries of origin, a signature would be found in the corner of the upper left or right border. Not all carpets have signatures, and signatures do not necessarily add value. more

Rug Estimator Disclaimer

October 14, 2007

The Rug Estimator Pro is an in-home tool to approximate the value of Oriental Rugs. This "estimation tool" is provided for information and entertainment purposes only. Accuracy of the appraisal tool is not guaranteed in any way. Actual appraisal results may differ due to possible inaccuracies within the tool, as well the inaccuracy of input information. Citing of results from an automated "estimate" is not for distribution or to authenticate an item's worth, or character... more

Specialty Designs / Styles / Weaving

October 13, 2007

For purposes of the Rug Estimator Pro, if your design origin is not specified in the spry bar, simply input N/A more


October 10, 2007

Is your rug an antique? a semi-antique? or maybe brand new? more

Repairs, stains, re-fringe, dry rot and other

October 8, 2007

How to identify some serious and not so serious conditions which affect Oriental Rugs. This includes moth damage, wear, dry rot, repairs, patches, size reduction, stains and re-fringe. more


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Specializing in: Rugs | Area Rugs | Antique Rugs | Oriental Rugs | Appraisals is a blog with industry insider perspective geared toward educating consumers on how to make informed purchasing decisions for rugs of any kind: Area rugs, antique rugs, Oriental rugs, machine made and Persian rugs. We address carpet markets the United States and International.

Our primary focus for education includes area rugs, antique rugs, Oriental rugs and Persian rugs of all types. More detailed entries encompass evaluation of antique rugs, area rugs, chainstitch, dhurrie, flatweave, hand knotted, hand tufted, needlepoint and Oriental rugs of all ages and sizes. We also have helpful buyers guides for new rugs, antique rugs, including mansion size, palace size, and all oversized pieces, including evaluation of the most expensive rugs ever sold, auction watch and many more.

Our Rug Appraisals focus on the values of antique rugs, semi antique rugs, and new rugs including modern contemporary and traditional. Online appraisals may not be honored for replacement value in insurance situations, in which case we may refer our clients to local reputable rug appraisers for appraisal, or travel to you ourselves. We cover the Northeast United States and New England with in-person appraisals when needed, with a focus on the Tri-state area of CT (Fairfield, New Have, & Hartford), NJ (Bergen, Hudson, Sussex, Passaic, Essex, Union and Morris), NY and NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island) as well as Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

The Rug Rag appraisal approach for antique rugs and appraisals of antique rugs may encompass International markets. Newer rug appraisals are primarily geared toward the US Market. States for which we have provided Rug Appraisals to, or provided in person referrals for new and Antique Rugs include: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, and counties within.

Our most popular rug appraisals include antique rugs such as Arak, Bakshaish, Bidjar, Caucasian, Ferahan, Hadji Jalil, Heriz, Isfahan, Kashan, Kazak, Kerman, Kermani, Kermanshah, Laver Kerman, Mohtashem Kashan, Nichols, Oushak, Sarouk, Serapi, Sultanabad, Yazd and many more. Newer rug Appraisals we commonly address are American Sarouk, Arak, Ardebil, Ardekan, Bokhara, Chinese 90 line, Chobi, Gabbeh, Isfahan, Jaipur, Karastan, Kashmir, Kashmir silk, Kilim, Mashad, Nain, Heriz, Nichols art deco, Pakistan Caucasian, Peshawar, Qum, Sarouk, Tabriz and many more.


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