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 (subject to availability).
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 having. 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. I look for heirlooms (this is where the word originates) that tick all the 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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To enable you to view at a glance the new arrivals, you can now click Current Stock, then RECENT ACQUISITIONS. Illustrated is Lot # 8979, a rare late 19th C Talish rug, Azerbaijan, 206 x 107 cm or 6'9" x 3'6",generally in very good condition throughout.<p>
Our entire stock will be on display at the IADA Antique Dealers' Fair, RDS, Sept 21-24. The opening hours are:
Thursday 21st Charity preview 5 - 9 pm, Friday 22nd 11am - 9 pm, Saturday 23rd 11am - 6 pm, Sunday 24th 11 am - 6 pm.
My entire stock will be on display at the forth-coming Irish Antique Dealers' Fair at the RDS, Dublin 4, Sept 22-25th, with a special charity preview on Sept 21st.
Many fine pieces have been acquired over the past year, including a wide range of rugs, runners, large carpets but also some kilims and stunning tapestries, including a fine 19th C pastoral Aubusson. Every piece is now posted on this site - to navigate just click on the various Current Stock options.
Some reductions in price have been made, reflecting the fall in Sterling in recent months. Finally, I want to assure all our customers that I view the IADA Fair as a vital opportunity to sell stock and to enjoy lots of mutually fruitful bargaining sessions. I never rack up prices for the purpose of the Fair, quite the contrary. We have some beautiful things looking for good homes and we are ready to do great deals with you.
Illustrated is Lot # 8981 a very beautiful, signed and inscribed, Qum carpet, Central Persia (Iran), Ca 1935, 320 x 213 cm or 10'6" x 7'.