Since 2010. after 30 years of retail trading in Fine Oriental Rugs, I now work from home by appointment only, carrying a smaller stock of top quality Antique pieces and our beloved DOBAGs (when available).
I continue to work as a dealer, auction agent, broker, valuer and adviser. Cleaning of good Oriental rugs is undertaken by arrangement, generally limited to late April - early October when drying conditions are good. Liz Mansergh continues to undertake restoration work and her contact details can be seen herewith.
Although I no longer have a retail gallery I continue in the pursuit of rare and beautiful antique rugs and weavings, preferably in original and unrestored condition. I have been trading in high end Oriental rugs for over 40 years and have learned to set the bar very high in order to obtain stock that is worth owning - for me as well as for future caretakers.
Natural colours are a must, as is condition – I stubbornly search for immaculate pieces with a minimum of restoration or alterations - a real "needle in the haystack" mission requiring patience and commitment. I look for heirlooms (this is where the word originates) that tick all the necessary boxes, to be lovingly minded by generations to come.
If you have a rug that you want to sell or value, please begin by sending me any relevant info plus a couple of good colour images - ideally one showing a corner tucked over so I can see the back of the weave and the front side all in one.
I only exhibit my collection once or twice a year and all customers on our database will be told of future events. If you wish to join that list, please email me your full address details to email@example.com
Our internationally renowned website www.peterlinden.com remains active and regularly updated as before. All new stock acquisitions are listed under Current Stock, choose from 5 different subsections.
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I'm pleased to say that the private DOBAG rug collection of Dr Harald Boehmer, founder of the DOBAG natural dye project, has created strong interest with 21 out of 23 pieces now sold to collectors in Ireland, Europe, Asia and the USA.
I have always believed that the DOBAG project will be remembered as an important piece of carpet history, producing rugs of genuine originality using materials and dyes equal to the best found in early Anatolian rugs. Those who now own, or caretake, DOBAG heirlooms are lucky people who will be aware of their international reputation and therefore will make sure the pieces are regularly cleaned and protected so as to be passed on to future generations.
Illustrated is one of only two remaining pieces from Dr Boehmer's collection - a stunning "Holbein" design rug # 9038, size 210 x 147 cm, woven in the village of Orselli, Yunt Dag, in 1988, dated and signed by all 5 weavers variously involved in its making. In perfect, untouched and original condition.