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.
All my pieces are carefully and personally selected, each one deep cleaned, secured around ends and sides if required and generally in excellent condition. Illustrade herewith is one of our most beautiful pieces - a Fine Antique Kashan prayer rug, Central Persia, C. 1890, size 205 x 139 cm or 6'9" x 4'7", Lot C-629. For further info cllick on Antique Rugs & Carpets, and scroll down to page 2.
All recent acquisitions can be seen by clicking Current Stock, then Recent Acquisitions. Illustrated is Lot 9134, a beautiful late 19th century Shirwan rug, Azerbaijan, the Caucasus, 187 x 115 cm or 6'2" x 3'10", in excellent condition throughout. 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, it is now back in stock, Lot # 9127, size excluding kilims 450 x 293 cm or 14'9" x 9'7". For further info on this piece, click Current Stock, Recent Acquisitions and DOBAG.