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Our Whole Home Collections Lakeside Manor Home Exquisitely detailed craftmanship & a majestic view of this grand mountain lodge complement the antique…

2021 50 Best of their Type

Presenting — Our 11th Annual Major Carpet Retrospective 50 Best-of-Their-Type Rugs Sold in 2021 Presenting — Our 11th Annual Major Carpet Retrospective 50 Best-of-Their-Type Rugs Sold in 2021 Persian…

Gold Coasts Collection History

Background To The Collection Background ToThe Collection The Gold Coasts Collection is the product of two generations of…

ORIENTAL RUG MARKET VIEWED AS A PYRAMID

President Jan David Winitz outlines 6 levels of Oriental rugs based on artistry, craftsmanship, provenance, age & originality.

Our Oriental Rug Market Pyramid

I have spent nearly four decades working with collectors and connoisseurs to help them build what have become extremely valuable private collections of rare antique rugs. Many of my clients also collect other forms of art and antiques,…

Reproduction Rugs

Level 6 | Reproductions Typically 1970 to present — The newest contributions to the hand-woven market are adaptations of traditional Persian designs created in a broad range of qualities. These are by far the most widely available Oriental…

Decorative Rugs

Level 5 | Decorative Primarily 1920 to 1970— When the decorative rug market exploded, most of the resultant weavings fell into this category. The level of materials, craftsmanship and innovative artistry decreased notably, with often…

High-Decorative Rugs

Level 4 | High-Decorative Primarily 1875 to 1910 — With international demand increasing rapidly, the number of working looms, more rugs were woven for export, and designs became less complex and color palettes changed to satisfy Western…

Connoisseur-Caliber Rugs

Level 3 | Connoisseur-Caliber Primarily from circa 1850 to late 19th century — This category encompasses outstanding rugs from all of the major Persian and tribal groups. The period starting around 1875 is often termed “The Revival…

High-Collectible Rugs

Level 2 | High-Collectible Primarily from early 19th century to circa 1875 — Artistic achievement and great originality flourished this period. These best-of-the-best caliber rugs exhibit fluid, subtly varied designs a highly exotic use…

Museum-Quality Rugs

Level 1 | Museum-Quality Primarily 13th to 18th centuries — The Persian Safavid dynasty that ruled from 1501–1736 (“The Golden Age of Persian Weaving”) sponsored workshops that produced many of the finest carpets the world has ever…

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Hands at the Loom (Part 2)

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder Claremont Rug Company Part 2 of 2 Parts  |  Read Part 1 Click Here  The descendant of a millennia-old tribal people of great historical import and a…

Building a Collection of Antique Art Rugs

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder Claremont Rug Company Carpet collectors vary in terms of living with vis a vis storing their rugs and most do some of both. Here an exemplary 130-year-old Persian Tabriz enriches…

The Four Traditions of Antique Rug Weaving: (4) CITY

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder of Claremont Rug Company Part Four of Four Parts(Read Part One: Tribal; Part Two: Village; Part Three: Town) Laver Kirman, 11’ 7” x 17’ 10”, circa 1850—Its exquisite…

The Four Traditions of Antique Rug Weaving: (3) TOWN

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder of Claremont Rug Company Part Three of Four Parts(Read Part One: Tribal; Part Two: Village; Part Four: City) The richly striated red field of this classic 19th century medallion…

The Four Traditions of Antique Rug Weaving: (2) VILLAGE

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder of Claremont Rug Company Part Two of Four Parts (Read Part One: Tribal; Part Three: Town; Part Four: City) Oramon village in Eastern Kurdistan was built in tiers of stone and…

The Four Traditions of Antique Rug Weaving: (1) TRIBAL

By Jan David Winitz, President & founder of Claremont Rug Company Part One of Four Parts(Read Part Two: Village; Part Three: Town; Part Four: City) Qashqai tribal woman on migration surrounded by her family’s flocks. Above…

A Primer in Luxury (Part 3)

PART THREE OF THREE PARTS Read Part One Here; Part Two Here Jan David Winitz, President and Founder of Claremont Rug Company, Talks to Private Air/Luxury Homes Magazine About How to Build Luxury from the Ground Up with Art-level Antique…

How to Look at an Antique Rug (Part 2)

PART TWO OF TWO PARTS By Jan David Winitz,President & founder of Claremont Rug Company A circa 1850 High-Collectible Ferahan Sarouk awash with softly glowing colors achieves a masterful balance between the central medallion…

A Primer in Luxury (Part 2)

PART TWO OF THREE PARTS Read Part One Here; Part Three Here Jan David Winitz, President and Founder of Claremont Rug Company, Talks to Private Air/Luxury Homes Magazine About How to Build Luxury from the Ground Up with Art-level Antique…

A Primer in Luxury (Part 1)

PART ONE of THREE PARTS Read Part Two Here; Part Three Here Jan David Winitz, President and Founder of Claremont Rug Company, Talks to Private Air/Luxury Homes Magazine About How to Build Luxury from the Ground Up with Art-level Antique…

How to Look at an Antique Rug (Part 1)

PART ONE of TWO PARTS By Jan David Winitz,President & founder of Claremont Rug Company Learning how look at antique carpets is a satisfying pursuit that brings even greater enjoyment of the carpets we live with. (Pictured:…

Art-Level Antique Rugs & How To Recognize Them

by Jan David Winitz President and Founder, Claremont Rug Company   Part 1 A wide range of Oriental carpets can bring us pleasure and pride of ownership as they grace our homes. Yet, only very few are also strong long-term investments…

Thank You for Viewing the Lakeside Manor Whole Home Collection

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Lakeside Manor Home

Exquisitely detailed craftsmanship & a majestic view of this grand mountain lodge complement the antique rug collection.

Our Enhanced Response to This Period

Our Enhanced Response to This Period Dear Clients and Friends, We are now open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (Saturday by advance appointment). For the best possible service, we invite you to call us at800-441-1332 for an appointment…

Copy of Antique Rugs in the City Tradition

Of the four main categories of antique Persian rugs, city rugs are the most refined. These graceful antique rugs were woven in the workshops of master rug designers. The exquisite curvilinear and botanical designs of these antique carpets…

Experience The Collectors Gallery Upstairs at Claremont Rug Company

View an Extensive World-class Collection of First-Rate 19th Century Tribal Rugs from Caucasians to Bakshaishs and Persian City Rugs from Hadji Jallili Tabrizs to Mohtasham Kashans. • Browse a sampling of over 1000 antique rugs from our…

Kazak Landing Page

Discover the Folkloric Whimsy & Artistic Depth of Caucasian Kazak Rugs With roots to the people who inhabited this majestic Caucasus Mountains since the dawn of history, the tribal weavers who occupied the region’s highest encampments…

Thank You for Viewing the Grand Mediterranean Inspired Whole Home Collection

Thank you for viewing the Mediterranean Inspired Whole Home Collection.   Click Here to Advance to the Lakeside Manor Whole Home Collection   Click Here to Advance to the Curated Contemporary Whole Home Collection   Click…

Southern Traditional Penthouse

An extensive Persian town and village antique carpet collection completes the formal ambiance.

Thank You for Viewing the Southern Traditional Penthouse Collection

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Thank You for Viewing the Curated Contemporary Whole Home Collection

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Thank You for Viewing the Silicon Valley Family Whole Home Collection

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Thank You for Viewing the Modern Downtown Condo Whole Home Collection

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Curated Contemporary Home

A collection of Persian village and town rugs and carpets inspired many of the interior design choices.

Thank You for Viewing the LEED Platinum Certified Whole Home Collection

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The Timeless Cosmology of 19th Century Caucasian 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 Tasteful Effect of Top-Level Oriental Rugs Enhances the Dining Experience – New!

Mid-19th Century Sultanabad Persian Carpet Provides a Stirring Counterpoint to a Contemporary Dining Room. OAKLAND, CA.- The pleasure and individual character that art-caliber 19th century antique Persian rugs bring to a home is no more apparent…

Presenting Our 10th Annual Major Carpet Retrospective

presenting Our 10th Annual Major Carpet Retrospective 50 Best-of-Their-Type Rugs Sold in 2020 Persian Bakshaish “Lion Rug”, 5’ 11” x 5’ 10”, circa 1800 Last year, we were privileged to place an absolutely breathtaking array of…

2019 Year End Overview: A PARTICULARLY VIBRANT YEAR FOR HIGH-END ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS

2019 Year End Overview A PARTICULARLY VIBRANT YEAR FOR HIGH-END ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS Dear Friends, As we enter 2020, we are both tremendously exhilarated and, frankly, trying to catch our breath after the elevated level of activity we experienced…

Video – Bostonian Collection of Antique Art Carpets – Claremont Rug Company

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Video – Treasures From The Carolina Cache and Nine Other Private Collections

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Video – The Toronto Treasury

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Video – The Bostonian Collection Uncles Cache Addition

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Video – The Bostonian Collection Official Tour Video

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Video – Antique Persian Bakshaish Rugs

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Video – Claremont Rug Company Presents A New Arrival to Our Collection

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Video – The History & Design of Antique Persian Camelhair Rugs

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Video – The History & Design of Antique Indian Agra and Amritsar Rugs

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Video – The History & Design of Antique Persian Kashan Rugs

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Video – The History & Design of Antique Persian Qashqai Rugs

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Video – The History & Design of Antique Persian Sultanabad Carpets

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Video – The History & Design of Antique Persian Serapi Carpets

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Video – The History & Design of Antique Persian Laver Kirman Carpets

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Video – Antique Caucasian Rugs: Colors & Design

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Video – The History & Design of Antique Persian Ferahan & Ferahan Sarouk Carpets

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Video – The History & Design of Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpets

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Video – Milieu and Artistry of Antique Caucasian Rugs

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Video Master Page

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Video – Toronto Treasury

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Rug Type Guide Videos

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21st-Century Titans Take Up The Mantle:
Amass Collections of 19th-Century Persian and Tribal Art Rugs

21st-Century Titans Take Up The Mantle: Amass Collections of 19th-Century Persian and Tribal Art Rugs By B. Alexandra Szerlip (Two-time National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellow) November/ December 2019 Issue Starting in the late 1800s,…

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View Antique Persian Bakshaish Rugs Azerbaijan Region, Persia Video

View Antique Persian Bakshaish Rugs Azerbaijan Region, Persia Video [smartslider3 slider=19] View a sampling of our collection of antique Persian Bakshaish rugs online - > Explore many other elucidating educational videos - >

Masterful & Meticulous: Antique Mohtasham Kashan Rugs

Masterful & Meticulous: Antique Mohtasham Kashan Rugs Read recently published article in Private Air Magazine written by Two-time National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, B. Alexandra Szerlip, where Jan David Winitz discusses the Persian rug…

The Brilliance of Bakshaish (Bakhshayesh)

The Brilliance of Bakshaish (Bakhshayesh) Read recently published article in Private Air Magazine written by Two-time National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, B. Alexandra Szerlip, where Jan David Winitz discusses the Persian rug…

View Our New Fall/Winter 2019 Print Brochure Online

   View Our NEW Fall 2019 Print Catalog Online  Featuring 32 antique rugs and new client interiors   ♦ View our Virtual Catalog online. ♦ View full-page images of the rugs in this catalog and learn more…

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Interactive Fall/Winter 2019 Catalog, Volume 31. Number 2

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Milieu and Artistry of Antique Caucasian Rugs Video Landing Page

Milieu and Artistry of Antique Caucasian Rugs [smartslider3 slider=18] Peruse additions to the monumental Potomac Collection here - > View a sampling of our collection of antique Caucasian rugs online - > Explore the fascinating history…

Bakshaish Video Landing Page

The History & Design of Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpets [smartslider3 slider=17] Peruse additions to the monumental Potomac Collection here - > View a sampling of our collection of antique Persian Bakshaish rugs online - > Explore the…
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Invigorating Color of 19th Century Bakshaish Tree of Life Masterfully Enriches Extended Entertaining Spaces

See our antique Bakshaish rugs now available. >>Click Here<< Illuminated by the extraordinary color in which this carpet excels, a spectacular antique Bakshaish becomes the animating energy at the heart of this quietly elegant…
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World Class 19th Century Ferahan Sarouk Rugs Contribute Individual Nuances To Curated Collection of Art and Antique Carpets

 See our antique Persian Ferahan Sarouk rugs now available. >>Click Here<<   Building a home collection of high level rugs brings a variety of significant benefits: daily pleasure, connoisseurship and art investment, as…
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Antique Serapi Carpet Creates The Timeless, Harmonious Foundation For This Well Appointed Contemporary Décor

 See our antique Persian Serapi rugs now available. >>Click Here<<   Amidst the white walls, light hardwoods and clean lines of this Chicago residence sits this elemental room size 19th century Serapi carpet transforming…
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The Spirited Color and Harmonious Design Of A 1910 Heriz Carpet Creates A Profoundly Magnetic Centerpiece As Artistry, Craft And Architecture Combine

 See our antique Persian Heriz rugs now available. >>Click Here<<   Viewed from the loft above this high-ceiling great room or at eye level, this outstanding early 20th century Heriz village carpet provides an aesthetic experience…
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Outstanding Art And Investment Value, A Suite of Early Caucasians Brings A Comfortable, Contemplative Atmosphere In Century-Old Cottage

 See our antique Caucasian rugs now available. >>Click Here<<   Brought to life by streaming sunlight from the skillfully landscaped garden outside, a sensitively selected trio of early 19th century Caucasian rugs elevates…
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Astonishing Creativity And Harmonious Artistry of Superb Area Size Caucasian Rugs Profoundly Enriches Casual Cottage Interior

 See our antique Caucasian rugs now available. >>Click Here<<   The sunny, open floorplan of a rug-collecting couple’s cozy historic home allows them to transition from one distinctly different art rug to another for never…

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Caucasian Rugs: Colors and Designs Video Landing Page

Antique Caucasian Rugs: Colors and Designs [smartslider3 slider=5] View all of our elucidating educational videos here - > View a sampling of our collection of antique Caucasian tribal rugs online - >

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Camelhair Video Landing Page

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