Is your rug an antique? a semi-antique? or maybe brand new?
An antique is most commonly accepted in the oriental rug Industry as
a carpet which is of 100+ years of age. There are some dealers who
claim 80 years qualifies as an antique, which is
understandable. However, the 100
year rule reflects a more conservative evaluation, which is a nod to an old
internationally accepted customs law. To this day, most museums,
reputable sellers and collectors alike will only consider an Oriental
Rug as being "antique" if it is, in fact, 100 years or older. Semi- antiques are 50-99 years old.
For purposes of the Rug Estimator Pro:
Antique: 100+ years of age
Semi-Antique: 50-99 years of age
When someone tells you they are selling an antique rug, be sure to ask them how old the rug is. Using the rug estimator pro is dependent on hard information, not hearsay.
For additional information or one on one assistance please refer to our Rug Forum.