In-Home Shopping

Our worldwide clientele enjoys a number of flexible concierge services which
allow them to shop our art-caliber antique rug collection in-person or remotely.

Shop for rare antique carpets whether you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the U.S.A. or worldwide.

Visualizing how your potential carpet choices will look in your home has never been easier with our numerous presentation tools. Claremont Rug Company offers a selection of convenient shopping options even if you do not live in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are local to you – regardless of where you reside.

Assisting the Purchasing Process

Considering the tremendous impact that well-chosen antique Oriental rugs have on a room, many clients choose one of our two trouble-free methods of seeing rugs in situ before coming to a decision.

See Rugs on Approval Before Purchasing (U.S. Addresses Only)

Over our 43 years of business, we have made shipping on approval efficient and economical. No matter what the size, all rugs arrive folded in sturdy boxes. 

  • We ship the carpets you are interested in via Federal Express.
  • You can experience our antique carpets in your room for 2-3 days and speak with us by phone if you wish. (Some clients email images of the carpets in their rooms for us to see.)
  • Or we can arrange for a local logistics firm to lay out the carpets in your room, then pack up and ship back any you don’t keep.
  • We ship you the underpadding for the carpet(s) you choose.

In-Home Presentations

We offer a unique home presentation service for multiple-carpet projects anywhere in the USA for room-size, oversize or collectible rugs. Enjoy the salon experience in your own home, as one of our senior carpet consultants and support staff show you numerous pre-selected rugs for each space you wish to furnish. This allows you to compare sizes, color balances, and different styles that help you to determine the very best choice for each space.

Peruse our high-resolution online gallery here on

Antique Oriental Rug Education


Our website is the ideal tool to rapidly educate and familiarize yourself with the world of antique Oriental carpets, offering abundant and easy-to-digest information on the numerous carpet styles available to your project. Over 1,000+ of our carpets are available for you to browse online at your leisure, with full-size, color-accurate high resolution images only a click away.  Our state-of-the-art online inventory can be easily sorted by size and carpet type to make your search eminently manageable. You can organize your choices on your own Wish List, which you can save and return to at any time.

As you explore freely through our gallery, carpets of special interest can be flagged and added to your personalized wish list. As you hone your taste, these wish lists can record your favorites, and be effortlessly forwarded to a designer, architect, spouse or friend with whom you would like to share.

Of course, there’s no need to become an expert overnight. Our expertly trained staff always stands ready to assist you, without pressure or obligation.  Even with only a handful of your selections as a guide to your preferences, our experienced consultants can quickly present you with a wealth of similar candidates, via email or in a tailored photo presentation!

For an even more personalized service experience, we can arrange a virtual consultation at a time that works for your busy schedule.

Visit Our Digital Gallery to see our vast collection where you can shop online, create Wish Lists of rugs, request photos and rugs to be sent on approval, schedule a home presentation or contact us to make individual shopping arrangements.

We also have an extensive online Antique Oriental Rug Educational Section that discusses Decorating with Antique Carpets, Collecting and Connoisseurship, a Nine-point Methodology for Determining Quality and Artistry, Main Categories of Antique Carpets, Antique Persian Carpet Care and much more.

Our Follow-Up to Your Inquiries

Your gallery visit, phone consultation or email communication with our carpet consultants will be followed up with high-resolution, color-accurate images of your rug choices either as digital files, 8×10 photographs or both.

We can Photoshop your rug choices in place into an image of your room if you provide 3MB files from your smartphone or digital camera.