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. 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 by generations to come.
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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Among recent acquisitions are a number of very nice vintage pieces from Swedish collections, all in wonderful condition. To view them click Current Stock, Recent Acquisitions. Illustrated herewith is an unusual bird Avshar rug, C. 1935, Lot # 9059, size 213 x 139 cm or 7' x 4'7", in perfect, original condition.
I'm pleased to say that the sale of Harald Boehmer's private DOBAG rug collecion has been a great success. Only one piece, arguably one of the best, remains - Lot # 9038 woven in Orselli village, Yunt Dag, in 1988, signed by several women of the Karakoc family, dated 1988. Size 210x147 cm or 7'1" x 4'11". For further details on it and other old DOBAG pieces in stock, click on Current Stock, DOBAGs.