Since 2010. after 30 years of retail trading in Fine Oriental Rugs, I now work from home by appointment only, carrying a small 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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The new, re-branded TIMELESS Fair promises to be a major event featuring exhibitors of contemporary as well as vintage pieces. This is the only time in the year I exhibit my collection of great rugs, runners, carpets, kilims and tapestries dating from mid 19th C to the 1930's.
Each piece has been personally sourced worldwide, all of them meeting my requirements in terms of age, artistic merit, dyes and condition. I have accumulated rare and beautiful pieces representing the entire range from finely knotted Persian formal rugs, evocative and charming tribal rugs, striking and powerful Caucasian pieces as well as superb silk Suzani tapestries from Uzbecistan, Most of them would work very well in both classical and contemporary interiors.
Despite the change in interior design fashion, pieces of this calibre are exceptionally hard to source. Collectors worldwide keep their finest pieces and so, to find them at a reasonable price, in perfect condition, is a real needle-in-the-haystack mission requiring hard work and commitment.
I look forward to showing them at the RDS, opening hours as follows:
Friday 28th Sept 11 am - 8 pm
Saturday 29th Sept 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday 30th Sept 11 am - 6 pm
Illustrated is a rare Kelardasht runner, # 9012, woven in NW Persia around 1890-1910, size 296 x 126 cm or 9'9" x 4'2". Most exhibits are already on the website and the remaining pieces will be posted shortly.