19th Century Persian Carpets From the Estate of a Prominent American Banker
“Another example of the interest in the best of the best” comments Claremont Rug Company's international rug expert; sells at nearly three times estimate.
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.
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.
Claremont Rug Company of Oakland, Calif., has announced the acquisition of a major, 180-piece collection of antique oriental carpets
A question I'm often asked is: How will antique rugs—a handcrafted artifact created on the other side of the world more than a hundred years ago—"work" in a modern home decorated with a collection of contemporary paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture?
Claremont Rug Company Acquires Globally Significant Private Collection of 19th Century Oriental Carpets
For over thirty years, Jan David Winitz, President and founder Claremont Rug Company in Oakland, CA, has built a global reputation among carpet collectors and connoisseurs. Since Claremont Rug Company opened its doors in 1980, their niche has been a challenging, yet incredibly exciting one - offering only the finest in authentic, art-level antique carpets, coupled with entirely first cabin service.
Claremont Rug Company today announced the availability of a new, 28-page brochure which features 29 important, art-level 19th century Oriental rugs available at the Gallery.
The Oriental rug world has evolved dramatically since 1980, when almost all dealers viewed antique rugs merely as elite decorative furnishings. Today we are witnessing a dramatically increased interest in putting the best antique Oriental rugs not only on the floor, but on the wall alongside paintings. This article explores the evolving trend.
Antique rugs are as valuable as art - and not always for treading upon
Antique carpets flying high as investment vehicles in down economy.
Highlighted by a world record-price for an Oriental carpet sold at auction and the remarkable interest in rug-based interior design projects, the year 2010 has pushed the level of interest in art-level Oriental rugs to unprecedented heights.
The colorful patterns of antique Oriental rugs tell tales that today's enthusiasts decode.
Whether the homes are traditional, contemporary or cutting-edge glass and steel, the great diversity of art-level carpets reflect consummate craftsmanship, aesthetic grace and harmony equal to that of the home itself.
Claremont Rug Company today announced the acquisition of an 85-piece collection of rare 19th century art-level Oriental rugs assembled and held by a single family over four generations entitled "The Heartland Treasury."
The difficulty for connoisseurs to hone their eye for art-level 19th century Oriental rugs goes beyond their limited availability at individual galleries. The periodic international auctions invariably mix a few collectible carpets with dozens of pedestrian pieces.
Some of the most coveted masterpieces now are the ones on the floor.
Approaching its 30th anniversary, Claremont Rug Company declared 2010 "The Year of the Rug" and recent sales on the Gallery and of a rare carpet at auction have dramatically reinforced the claim.
When Claremont Rug Company announced an exhibit of a recent acquisition of 175 art-level, 19th century Oriental rugs, not even Gallery president Jan David Winitz was prepared for the response.
Investors turn into collectors as art-grade rugs become the hot new tangible asset.
The race for the world's top rug collection.
The collecting of rugs as works of art is experiencing a renaissance.
Articles reporting on our "Artistic Visions" Collection event.
We are honored to be the only antique rug firm selected for the 2009 edition.
Claremont President Jan David Winitz says that for the past year, many of his patrons - a list that includes more than two dozen members of the Forbes 500 wealthiest list- have talked about diversifying their assets.
Jan David Winitz, president of Claremont Rug Company, today revealed that the percentage of his sales to "experienced connoisseurs" has grown steadily since last summer.
For 21st-century titans, there is a dealer who provides access to the world's finest rugs: Jan David Winitz, founder and president of the Claremont Rug Company.
As the president of an internationally known antique Oriental carpet company, my clientele is elite and sometimes too busy to choose their carpets at my stores. So for almost 30 years, I have been flying to them to make my presentations.
The Claremont Rug Company - one of the world's best sources of antique carpets - is here, co-owned (with wife Christine and partner) by Jan David Winitz, who inherited two things from his grandmother: a collection of great rugs and a love of art.