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World Record Price Confirms that Rug Collecting is Entering Upper Echelon of Art Collecting

Jan David Winitz, internationally recognized Oriental rug expert and founder of Claremont Rug Company, today said the world record price bid today of $33.7 million for a "remarkably crafted, miraculously preserved and awe-inspiringly beautiful" from the first half, 17th century confirmed that "best-of-the-best" carpets are now entering the upper echelon of art collecting.

Renowned Expert Says Art World Momentum Intensifies Interest in Collectible Antique Rugs

Jan David Winitz, an eminent art dealer who specializes in antique Oriental and Persian rugs, today revealed that he had told his central clients that momentum within the art world for Near Eastern art has intensified the interest and created an increased enthusiasm among connoisseurs in this niche of the collecting market.

Claremont Rug Company Reports “Intense Interest” in Bostonian Collection

Jan David Winitz, an eminent art dealer who specializes in 19th century antique Oriental rugs, today reported "an intense interest" in The Bostonian Collection, a trove of important, art-level to museum-caliber Persian and Caucasian rugs assembled by a New England-based family and held over four generations.

The Bostonian Collection

Claremont Rug Company Acquires Globally Significant Private Collection of 19th Century Oriental Carpets

The Rug Market Takes Flight

Some of the most coveted masterpieces now are the ones on the floor.