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.
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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More images of any stock piece available on request.
I have recently acquired a private collection of 10 old DOBAG rugs, originally purchased from me between 1990 - 2009. All of them are now posted on Current Stock/DOBAG rugs, as well as Recent Acquisitions. Illustrated is a beautiful prayer rug woven by Ayse Ertosun in Orselli village, Yunt Dag , W Turkey, signed and dated 1988. Size 196 x 109 cm or 6'5" x 3'7" excl kilims. All of these pieces are now rarities as the DOBAG project has ceased to operate. They are all in excellent condition, complete with the original documentation, deep cleaned and ready to go.
All recent acquisitions can be seen by clicking Current Stock, then Recent Acquisitions. Illustrated is Lot 9161, a beautiful antique Bakthiari small carpet, size 314 x 213 cm or 10'4" x 7', in excellent condition with wonderful natural dyes. For further info on this piece, click Current Stock, then Recent Acquisitions.
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.