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!

Nejad Gallery’s Great View of Marker Dedication Ceremony for Doylestown Lenape Native Americans

Main and State Street in Doylestown

It was an amazing treat to have such a great view of the Doylestown Historical Society’s dedication ceremony of a historical marker at State and Main Street.  The marker was set in place to honor The Lenape Native Americans important role in Doylestown’s history.

Native Americans from the Delaware Valley and elsewhere were dressed in magnificent traditional costumes in vibrant bright colors that showed off beautifully in the afternoon sunlight. Many families lined the streets to enjoy the dedication that was highlighted with a spirited performance of traditional dance and music.

The importance of our Native Americans’ history and current crcumstances has always been one of my great interests.  While travelling in New Mexico we were fortunate to have the opportunity to visit reservations and view their rich heritage of hand-woven textiles and pottery. Nejad Gallery has also proudly supported the ANA Americans for Native Americans nonprofit organization that raises money for humanitarian efforts in the Southwest, started by the late attorney Bill Eastburn and his wife Connie.

Storm Sandy & Water Damaged Oriental Rugs

The Northeast Coast and especially our communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York have sustained heavy damage from Storm Sandy. My family’s homes, as with many of our neighbors and clients, are still without electricity and have been dealing with relocation issues, logistical problems and storm damaged property.  All of this pales in comparison to those who lost loved ones and our hearts and prayers go out to each and every one.

As trying as the past few days have been, it is always important to remember that our health and well being are what is most important.  Everything else can be repaired or replaced. 

At Nejad Gallery we have been diligently working long hours assisting our clients with their water damaged oriental rugs. Prolonged exposure to water can cause your oriental rugs to color bleed, stain, mold or rot. Time is extremely important when dealing with wet rugs. The sooner you drop off your rugs or have us pick them up and we get them back to our expert wash facility for treatment and cleaning, the less likely damage will occur.  Mitigating your loss will also bode well with your insurance company.

We are also there to help make the process of submitting insurance claims go as smoothly as possible.  We document the condition of the rugs as they are brought in and can supply current market replacement values if needed.  We have extensive experience of almost three decades working with insurance adjusters and insurance companies nationwide.  Nejad Gallery is relied upon as an expert Oriental Rug Cleaning & Restoration Company & Appraiser by most of the leading insurance
companies including Chubb, State Farm, Travelers, Erie, Allstate, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Allied, Hartford and Farmers to name a few.

Please call 215-348-1255 – we are here to assist you with all your Oriental Rug needs.