Sotheby’s Sets New Record High, Persian Rug Sells at $33.7 Million

Clark Sickle-Leaf Antique Persian Carpet

We have been seeing a considerable increase in the demand for high quality antique Persian Rugs over the past two years. This market is dominated by very exclusive high-end professional interior designers and architects in addition to serious rug collectors.

Yesterday’s Sotheby’s record setting sale of the Clark Sickle-Leaf Carpet at $33.7 million dollars, more than triple the previous rug auction record set in April 2010
by Christie’s for $9.6 million dollars, is a good indicator of how hot this market is getting.

In our Nejad Gallery in Doylestown, PA on our second floor we have what a renowned New York interior designer called a “jewel box” of fantastic antique Persian, Caucasian,
Turkish, Indian, and Chinese oriental rugs. This collection has been meticulously accumulated over the past three decades and represents our family’s commitment and passion
for magnificent rare Oriental Rugs.

As with all fine art and antiques, it is especially important that you work with the most respected and reputable rug dealer. It can take a lifetime of study and experience to be able to distinguish rare finds from the rest. The acquisition of the “right” antique oriental rugs can enrich your living space as well be a wonderful investment.

Happy Rug Shopping!

The Divine Inspiration of Genuine Antique Oriental Rugs

“Oh Wow” is a phrase uttered over and over again when clients visit our Doylestown Bucks County Oriental Rug Gallery and ascend the back staircase to our expansive second floor antique rug showroom.  This gallery has been the crown jewel of downtown historic Doylestown for over 27 years, drawing architects, interior designers, rug collectors and clients alike from across the country.

The enormous amount of genuine centuries old antique rug inventory is at first both overwhelming and exciting. Glorious antique Persian Serapi and Heriz rugs grace numerous walls.  Super fine Persian Kashan and Sarouk rugs are piled high along each corridor.  Mansion size Persian Farahan and Persian Kerman rugs cover the expansive hardwood floors.  Exquisite antique French Aubuson tapestries hang next to antique Chinese Nichol and Peking rugs with exotic oriental motifs in scrumptious colors such as gold, lavender and robin’s egg blue.  Large thick rolls of Turkish Ushak, Shirvan, and Sultanabad rugs line every wall.  The most decorative antique Caucasian Kazaks and Turcoman kilos drape ceilings high above pile after pile of even more one of a kind antique rugs.  It is simply wonderful.

This is the space I adore.  It is the culmination of a life time of the travel, assembling a treasure trove of magnificent antique oriental rugs.   This is where I lose myself for whole days, studying the design and weave techniques of these stunning works of art.   Surrounded by such splendor, I find it divinely inspirational and one of the most inspirational to design new rug collections. 

“Oh Wow” is right.

Happy Rug Shopping!