DECORATING WITH ANTIQUE RUGS

The articles on this page, written by Claremont president Jan David Winitz, are based on his over forty years of experience working with clients, often in their homes, along with their architects and design professionals. He explores the use of antique carpets in styles from contemporary to historical.

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Antique Rugs in Art Collections (Chubb Collectors)

When I founded Claremont Rug Company in 1980, a gallery that specialized exclusively in older Oriental rugs was not unusual. However, a company whose niche was art-level antique carpets was revolutionary. When I founded Claremont Rug Company…

Antique Rugs in Eclectic Interior Design

International Expert Jan David Winitz Says Collectors Drawn to Complementary Impact While prices for 15th-18th-century historic Oriental rugs are only recently approaching the level of comparable contemporary works of art, collectors and…

Subtle Elegance – Exquisite Art Carpets in Understated Tones

Claremont Rug Company has long waited to complete a significant collection of ‘continental style carpets’ in understated earth tones, one of the most intriguing groups of rugs to emerge from the Eastern Court weavers. With their predominant…

Antique Oversize Carpets

Among the most prized 19th-century carpets in the Claremont Rug inventory are those in the Oversize rug category. Defined as rugs in sizes between 11 x 15 to 17 x 20 feet, these antique Persian & Oriental oversize rugs include some of the…
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The Allure of Antique Persian Camelhair Carpets

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder Claremont Rug Company  PART 1 of 2 Two antique Camelhair rugs (Serab in foreground, Malayer in main space) glow in sunny home. Camel head relief detail from…

A Guide to Decorating with Antique Oriental Carpets (Part 2)

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder Claremont Rug Company Part 2 of 2 Parts  |  Read Part 1 Here  Spacious desert home with antique Bakshaish Camelhair carpet and Mid-Century Modern furnishings. Antique…

A Guide to Decorating with Antique Oriental Carpets (Part 1)

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder Claremont Rug Company Part 1 of 2 Parts  |  Read Part 2 Here  A seldom-seen, flaxen-toned antique Persian Sultanabad creates a very welcoming environment…