Shopping with Claremont is Easy from Nearby East Bay

Shopping with Claremont is Easy from Nearby East Bay


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Assisting East Bay 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 East Bay since the company’s founding in 1980, helping families furnish their homes with unparalleled collections of art-level antique carpets throughout Berkeley, Oakland, and the surrounding East Bay area. We invite you to contact us to arrange a home walkthrough/consultation or rug showing. Whether they live in Montclair Hills, Crocker Highlands, Rockridge district, Piedmont or any of the other surrounding East Bay area, 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 East Bay Area.”

World-Class In-Home and Online Shopping Services in East Bay


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 East Bay 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 East Bay

Stunningly Crafted Vintage Persian Kashan Carpet Supports the Creativity Celebrated in This View of Art Collectors’ Living Room

Stunningly Crafted Vintage Persian Kashan Carpet Supports the Creativity Celebrated in This View of Art Collectors’ 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.

To the left (above on mobile), see how conversation and activity groupings are created with the use of a series of vintage Persian carpets of different styles. A small room size vintage Persian Kashan rug holds the seating area under the silkscreen by American photorealist Chuck Close echoing its colors and even its detail work in this client’s East Bay home. Antique Persian carpets pair marvelously with a variety of interior decor styles.

80-Year-Old Persian Carpet and Modern Ceramic Sculpture Greet Guests Under the Grand Architecture of this Traditional Home

80-Year-Old Persian Carpet and Modern Ceramic Sculpture Greet Guests Under the Grand Architecture of this Traditional Home

Whether your home is a mid-century modern home in Upper Rockridge or an elegant estate in Piedmont or a Panoramic Hill contemporary home with sweeping Bay views, antique 19th-century Persian and Oriental art-level carpets pair beautifully with any decor style. A perfect example is the client’s home, pictured to the right (above on mobile). The organic, rough hewn ceramic sculpture by Peter Voulkos is displayed in the entryway on top of its artistic opposite, a finely woven antique Persian Isfahan floral carpet. Together they set the stage for the engaging experience of interacting with this couple’s extensive and wide-ranging art collection.

At Claremont Rug Company, our entire staff adheres to a ‘Client-First’ business model in providing the highest level of customer service to each and every customer. “We adhere to this [Client-First] approach for 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 is consummated, not after. 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, whether they purchase from us or not. Admittedly, my clients, by and large, because of their financial position and because of their exposure to objects and lifestyle, expect a standard of service and “product” unknown to almost everyone else. To achieve this, it is vital that our Client First attitude be not simply a motto or tagline. It 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. With our client’s needs always in mind, we offer full-service home presentations, carpet cleaning services and rug padding for our local East Bay clients.
 
 
 

“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.”