Shopping with Claremont from Nashville

Shopping with Claremont from Nashville

See a 1000+ piece sampling of our current collection of antique art rugs.


Assisting Nashville Clients in Building Collections of Antique Art-Level Persian and Oriental Carpets Since 1980

Claremont Rug Company has had the privilege of working with many clients in Nashville, Tennessee, since the company’s founding in 1980, helping families build incomparable collections of art-level antique carpets. Many unique architectural styles developed in Nashville during the end of the 19th century and turn of the 20th century. Our Nashville clientele appreciate the experience of pairing our fine art-level Oriental rugs with their architecturally unique homes, whether they own a stunning European-style home in Northumberland, an elegant Oak Hill custom estate home, an iconic Cotswolds-inspired Belle Meade estate, or any style home in between.

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.

“Claremont Rug Company offers
a selection of convenient shopping
options even if you do not live
in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

World-Class In-Home and Online Shopping Services in Nashville

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.
All 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 that is there for you to return to for up to 3 years. 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 can be effortlessly forwarded to a designer, architect, spouse or friend with whom you would like to share.

Our extensive online Antique Oriental Rug Educational Section is an expansive resource with sections discussing Decorating with Antique CarpetsCollecting and Connoisseurship, a Nine-point Methodology for Determining Quality and Artistry, Main Categories of Antique CarpetsAntique Oriental Rug Care and much more.

Our highly professional, vastly experienced staff will make your experience of working with us virtually effortless, whether you visit our San Francisco Bay Area gallery complex or take advantage of our In-Home Shopping Service from your home in Nashville or anywhere else in the US.

“Visualizing how your potential carpet
choices will look in your home has
never been easier with our
numerous presentation tools.”

Antique Carpet Trends in Nashville

Antique Garden of Paradise Laver Kirman Persian Rug in Living Room of Traditional Southern Home

Mid-19th century “Garden of Paradise” Laver Kirman Rug in Peaceful Living Room

Since we opened our doors in 1980, our 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. We specialize in pieces with the most stirring artistry and the greatest compatibility with today’s range of decors. Our desire has always been to provide our clients with carpets that will have a magical effect on their home environments and will bring deep satisfaction on a daily basis. These are solid art investments that often become cherished family treasures.

In our Nashville client’s home pictured to the left (above on mobile), this painterly mid-19th century Laver Kirman “Garden of Paradise” carpet provides the ideal serene base for this traditional living room of a Southern home. Whether our clients live in Belle Mead, Green Hills, Forest Hills, Oak Hills, Radnor Lake, 12th Ave. South, Belmont-Hillsboro, or The Gulch, they find that searching for an art-level antique rug is a unique buying experience. Many of our clients become interested in antique rug collecting and connoisseurship once they begin living with just one antique carpet.

Antique Persian Manchester Kashan Rug Enhances the Understated Elegance of Living Room in the Traditional Southern Home.

Pictured to the right (above on mobile), see how our client’s gracious Nashville colonial interior is greatly enlivened by an antique circa 1910 Manchester Kashan rug. Using extraordinarily lustrous merino wool this antique Persian carpet exerts a powerful magnetism to anchor the entire space. It draws the viewer’s eye deep into the exceptionally intricate nuances of its grand botanical medallion composition. Soft cream fabrics, ivory moldings and warm hardwoods are made even more inviting by the counterpoint of the saturated color and shimmering, lanolin-rich wool of this antique Persian rug, a perfect consonant with the antique American furniture and Dutch Delftware vases that adorn the mantle. The richness of the carpet reflects the delicacy and grace of each piece, especially the original, hand-colored lithograph from John Gould’s famed Family of Hummingbirds, a seminal 1849 work from this great Audubon-era bird illustrator. Often times when our clients begin living with just one antique carpet, they find how enlivening the experience of adding an antique art-level carpet can be to a home and develop a growing desire to collect.

At Claremont Rug Company, we adhere to a ‘Client-First’ business model in providing the highest level of service to each and every interaction, whether in our physical gallery, via telephone, email or through the internet. What Client First means to us is that customer service begins before a transaction and continues for the lifetime of our relationship. It is an anticipatory approach based on the presumption that those who seek us out deserve a level of service at the highest level possible. To achieve this, it is vital that our Client First attitude is our ethos and we are fervent about it at every level in our organization”, states Claremont Rug Company’s President and Founder, Jan David Winitz.

“We are local to you –
regardless of where you reside.”

Curating an Authentic, Art-level Antique Carpet Collection

We hold a central position on the international market as a “first source” buyer, ambitiously acquiring superlative private collections and significant family estates rich in carpets that will literally enrapture the viewer through their great creative depth and exquisite craftsmanship.

We handle a wide range of superbly preserved, oversize (11ft x 15ft to 14ft x 20ft) and palace size art carpets (up to 17ft x 32ft), which are so difficult to find on today’s market. Our inventory of area sizes (2ft x 4ft to 5ft x 7ft ), room sizes (6ft x 9ft to 11ft x 14ft) and runners, up to 25ft long offers virtually limitless possibilities.

Popular Antique Persian and Oriental Rugs Types

Claremont Rug Company’s Guarantees 

We offer a long-term Full Exchange Policy on all of the carpets we place, along with full appraisals, and Long-term Care Instructions. You also have the great security of our superb international reputation, built over more than three decades in the field.

“Our proven program of sending
rug images, color-accurate prints and
shipping rugs on approval is
incredibly time-saving and
tremendous effective.”