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.
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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Having had a successful TIMELESS Fair we still have some beautiful things to offer. Illustrated herewith is a very striking late 19th C Heriz runner, Lot # 9083, size 12'5" x 3'4", in very good, original condition throughout.
All recent acquisitions can be seen by clicking Current Stock, then Recent Acquisitions. Illustrated is a simply outstanding early 19th C Tekke "Bokhara" small carpet, Lot # 9079, size 248 x 181 cm or 8'2" x 5'11" excl original kilims, in superb condition throughout apart from one small area of professional restoration halfway up the right side.
Having placed a bet that this Avshar rug would be the first to sell at the recent TIMELESS Antique's Fair it's still available. Lot # 9059, size 213 x 139 cm or 7' x 4'7", rare ivory ground, lovely soft natural colours, in excellent condition with excellent pile, woven around 1935.