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There is Such a Thing as a Flying Persian Carpet!

March 27, 2008

It's just that they don't always make it to the Western Market.... Tourist buys can burn more

March 27, 2008 Rug of the Day! Kum Kapour Lot 91: Sotheby's 1985

March 27, 2008

Granted, it's an older lot, but an interesting match to say the least (measuring at ~2000 KPSI!). A similar carpet from an October 13th, 2005 auction in London, may be found on, covered by Barry O'Connell Jr. more

Cut to the Chase: Rug Rag Commends Carpet on Demand! Tip Top Design

March 19, 2008

So you've spent the last several months printing photographs of carpets over the Internet you think will add to the livelihood of your home. But what about returning a rug shipped from across the states? Some of us are unable to make these costly decisions with little margin for error. more

A Trip to Freeman's Viewing of Auction 1302

March 19, 2008

March 16th, 2008: Although familiar with Freeman's mid-March auction, I thought it would be a pretty exciting trip after identifying several interesting featured rugs in Freeman's eBay Live Auction. Namely, the silk Heriz rugs which brought the most attention to my eye, one which had inscription cartouches around one of the field and medallion I've seen in a silk Heriz Oriental Rug (Lot number 11246) which later sold for $13,000 + 25% buyers premium. more

Standard Size Oriental Area Rug and Carpet Chart. Know Before you Go!

March 10, 2008

Oriental Rugs come in many shapes and sizes. It's tough as a consumer to go into your local Oriental Rug showroom without really knowing what are the standard sizes available. We've compiled both some common and not so common area rug sizes and shapes so you can prepare for your search with greater ease. While there are certainly many sizes inbetween, this chart should serve as an excellent starting point! 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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