Shopping with Claremont from the California Wine Country
Assisting California Wine Country 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 the California Wine Country since the company’s founding in 1980, helping families furnish their homes with unparalleled collections of art-level antique carpets throughout the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. We invite you to contact us to arrange a home walkthrough/consultation or rug showing. Whether they live in Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga or Sonoma, our clients 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.
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 the California Wine Country
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 Carpets, Collecting and Connoisseurship, a Nine-point Methodology for Determining Quality and Artistry, Main Categories of Antique Carpets, Antique 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 the California Wine Country 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 the California Wine Country
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.
Pictured to the left (above on mobile), view how a client’s modern living room that perfectly illustrates how a very rare 175-year-old Persian Bakshaish carpet with a field of undyed camel’s hair adds warmth and texture to the economy to this modern setting incorporating mud walls, pre-Columbian pottery, and a non-figurative painting. In the over 100 years since the first grape was planted in the California Wine Country, many different architectural styles have influenced the development of Sonoma County. From modern to Tuscan-style to French-inspired chateaus, we have found that art-level antique rugs can greatly enliven any style home and are especially captivating when a collection is displayed throughout the entire interior of an estate.
Pictured to the right (above on mobile), see how a client’s home which exemplifies how a collection of three highly complementary late 19th-century Sultanabad carpets enhance the underlying “form follows function” theme in this newly built California home. Like the Frank Lloyd Wright-styled architecture and Craftsman hardwood furniture, the carpets’ elegant, casual allover patterns present the elements of the natural world reduced to their essentials. The best 19th century carpets often have this effect on an open floor plan, bringing together connected spaces, warm woods and fabrics and natural light into a cheerful, inviting grand space designed for living. Though the artistic heritage of each piece is well over a century old, the assemblage is fresh, contemporary and timeless.
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