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 and not woven later than the 1940's (bar DOBAGs). 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 for generations to come.
I particularly search for top quality DOBAGs woven before 2005, provided they have been kept in good condition
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.
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.
For viewing please phone or email to make an appointment and ideally let me know what lots you are interested in so I can prepare to display them, preferably on our lovely garden terrace where natural daylight really shows them at their best. You can also arrange to borrow your favourite pieces and view them in your own home.
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More images of any stock piece available on request.
All incoming acquisitions including 5 old DOBAGs are now ready and can be viewed by clicking on Recent Acquisitions. Quite a few are already reserved which doesn't mean they are sold - just email me with your lot(s) of interest so I can hold them for you and avoid disappointment.
The illustrated piece is a most charming early 20th C tribal rug woven by the Quashq'ai tribe, SW Persia, Lot # 9202, size 248 x 156 cm or 8'2" x 5'2", in very good condition with original ends and sides intact, free of repairs. It shows very slight, even surface wear which only adds to its character and reflects its age, as does the spontaneous playfulness and use of exquisite natural colours. A charming, and unusual, feature are the 7 human figures placed at the lower end, indicating the rug was either dowry or, more probably, a wedding gift.
This magnificent old DOBAG carpet was woven in 1994-1995, woven by a family team of 4 weavers on the biggest loom available in the Yunt Dag area. It took them over a year with a total knot count exceeding one million, signed by all weavers and dated 1995. Virtually untouched, in perfect original condition, now professionally cleaned and floor ready, Lot # 9127, size excluding kilims 450 x 293 cm or 14'9" x 9'7". For further info on this piece, click Current Stock and select DOBAG rugs & carpets.
The international market for antique Heriz carpets continues to grow, putting pressure on availability and prices. This lovely carpet has just arrived - Lot # 9206, size 307 x 193 cm or 10'1" x 6'4", C. 1890-1910. For further info on it, click on Recent Acquisitions or Antique Rugs & Carpets, and scroll down.