Best of the Best · May 2009
RobbReport.com Presents Best of the Best 2009 Exclusives
Every June, Robb Report publishes its annual “Best of the Best” special issue, which represents the culmination of an entire year’s search for excellence in every aspect of the luxury lifestyle. This year, RobbReport.com expands our “Best of the Best” coverage with additional outstanding new products and services available worldwide.
- Kentshire Galleries
- Mallet Antiques
- Jason Jacques
- Claremont Rug Company
Claremont Rug Company
Last October, Winitz bought about 200 village and tribal rugs and Persian Court carpets from important collections in Boston, London, and Charlottesville, Va. In December he acquired more village and tribal rugs from the London collector’s home in Tuscany and a collection her late husband had in storage.
Winitz also obtained a Hudson River Valley collection last spring that included a $125,000 19th-century Persian Kermanshah carpet. “The Kermanshah is noteworthy because of its extraordinarily finely articulated design, its consummate craftsmanship, and its rare golden-ocher field, which provides a base for its majestic sunburst medallion,” he says, noting also its superb condition.
— Andrew Myers