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Most Expensive Carpets 2008


New World Record: $33 Million Carpet Sold

June 6, 2013

“A 17th century Vase Carpet sold at Sotheby's New York June 5th 2013 for a record breaking $33.765 million.  The previous World record was held by the sale of a similar sized ca …” more

Top Ten (10) Most Expensive Persian Rugs and Oriental Carpets Prices of 2008

December 16, 2008

The percentage of lots sold between Sotheby's and Christie's Oriental Rug and Carpet sales this 2008 may have been down overall, but the realized prices for select rugs have made Records. more

A Portuguese Armorial Carpet

December 15, 2008

Christie's New York June 3, 2008 Sale 2006. Rockefeller Plaza LOT 31: A PORTUGUESE ARMORIAL CARPET EARLY 17TH CENTURY Estimate $20,000 - $30,000 USD more

An Agra Carpet, North India

December 15, 2008

Christie's New York June 3, 2008 Sale 2006. Rockefeller Plaza LOT 38: AN AGRA CARPET NORTH INDIA, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 USD more

An Isfahan Carpet, Central Persia First Quarter 17th Century

December 15, 2008

Christie's New York June 3, 2008 Sale 2006. Rockefeller Plaza LOT 39: AN ISFAHAN CARPET CENTRAL PERSIA, FIRST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY Estimate $120,000 - $180,000 USD

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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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