The Wall Street Journal Interviews Claremont Rug Company's founder and president, Jan David Winitz, for their "What's in Your Bag?" Feature
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Some of the most coveted masterpieces now are the ones on the floor.
Jan David Winitz, internationally recognized Oriental rug expert and founder of Claremont Rug Company, today said the world record price bid today of $33.7 million for a "remarkably crafted, miraculously preserved and awe-inspiringly beautiful" from the first half, 17th century confirmed that "best-of-the-best" carpets are now entering the upper echelon of art collecting.
19th Century Persian Carpets From the Estate of a Prominent American Banker.
Jan David Winitz, an eminent art dealer who specializes in antique Oriental and Persian rugs, today revealed that he had told his central clients that momentum within the art world for Near Eastern art has intensified the interest and created an increased enthusiasm among connoisseurs in this niche of the collecting market.
Jan David Winitz, an eminent art dealer who specializes in 19th century antique Oriental rugs, today reported "an intense interest" in The Bostonian Collection, a trove of important, art-level to museum-caliber Persian and Caucasian rugs assembled by a New England-based family and held over four generations.
Claremont Rug Company Acquires Globally Significant Private Collection of 19th Century Oriental Carpets
Leading Global Dealer Notes Increased Appreciation of Rugs as Works of Art and Investments.
Jon Schreiber, a 56-year-old medical-equipment investor from Oakland, Calif., is on a quest to amass the world’s best collection of antique tribal rugs.