PURCHASING ANTIQUE RUGS

The allure of 19th century Oriental rugs is stronger than ever. The desire to live with inimitable examples of this millennia-old artistic tradition is growing around the world. This section offers the clear guidelines and perspective of Claremont president, Jan David Winitz, based on his over 40 years of experience assisting clients.

A Primer on Antique Rug Acquisition from an Eminent Expert

The private showroom at Claremont Rug Company, displaying some of the 3500 antique Oriental rugs in the Gallery's collection. OAKLAND, CA.- As a part of his ongoing art education outreach, eminent global art dealer Jan David Winitz, founder/president…

Claremont Rug Company Reports Significant Increases In Sales of “High-End” Antique Oriental Rugs

In this interview, Claremont Rug Company's Jan David Winitz discusses what to look for when purchasing collectable antique persian rugs and caucasian rugs

The Sum of the Parts: When It Comes to Selecting Your First – Or Next – Exquisite Rug

In this interview, Claremont Rug Company's Jan David Winitz discusses what to look for when purchasing collectable antique persian rugs and caucasian rugs

The Rug Pyramid: A Practical Guide to Determining the Right Oriental Rugs for You (Private Air/Luxury Homes)

Published in Private Air, Luxury Homes Magazine The antique Oriental rug market can be daunting at first. The quest to “know” rugs is a journey of gaining exposure, knowledge, and discovering your personal taste. To guide our clients,…

A Basic Primer for Buying an Oriental Rug (AXA Art)

Published in AXA Art The term “Oriental rug” is a generic term that applies to any carpet woven by hand across the Eastern world. It includes both new production created in a wide area stretching from Romania to China, and antique…

Hands at the Loom

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder Claremont Rug Company (Part 1 of 2 Parts | Read Part 2 Here) Upper: Kurdish mother and her child at a horizontal loom as she prepares the weft threads, testing them…

Antique Persian and Tribal Rugs as an Art Investment

“The finest antique carpets have been a form of international currency since Marco Polo introduced the first rugs he brought from “the Orient” to the Italian aristocracy at the end of the 13th century. Thus the term “oriental rugs”…

Using Catalogs to Educate and Inspire

Looking back over the years since I opened Claremont Rug Company in 1980, I occasionally reflect on decisions that were made early on that have proven extremely important to building our business. I have always been deeply passionate about antique…

How to Look at an Antique Rug

One chooses to furnish one’s home with antique Persian rugs for several reasons. The woven carpets serve as durable, long-lasting floor coverings, adding comfort and warmth to the environment. Most importantly, they are handcrafted works of…