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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 was recently offered the private DOBAG rug collection of the late Dr Harald Boehmer, founder of the DOBAG project, who passed away in 2017. The rugs were selected by him, sometimes in my company on visits to the villages, during a period of over 30 years, from the early 1980's to around 2006.
The 22 pieces vary in size from small "yastiks", medium and larger rugs, plus a couple of superb runners. Most of them were unused, kept in safe storage for decades, others lived in the Boehmer's apartment in Istanbul where I visited on many occasions. Each piece comes with a signed certificate from the family that they originate from Harald's personal collection.
You will find them all under Current Stock, DOBAG rugs, runners & carpets, plus a few pieces under Recent Acquisitions. The illustrated rug is a stunning "Holbein" example woven in Orselli village in 1988, # 9038, signed and dated by several women, all members of the Karacoc family, size 210 x 147 cm. It has been tucked away for 30 years with several generations of life ahead of it, with daily use all the better, allowing it to acquire the characteristic patina and glow I now see in used, old DOBAGs.
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 16 sold lots to date, spread over 3 continents.
The remaining pieces are all posted on the section Current Stock-DOBAG rugs & runners. Illustrated herewith is a beautiful runner, Karagomlek village, woven around 1990, size excl kilims 263x 96 cm, in perfect condition. There are also other beautiful old DOBAGs available, all posted in the same section.