After 30 years of retail trading in Fine Oriental Rugs I now work from home by appointment only, carrying a small stock of top quality Antique pieces and our beloved DOBAGs (subject to availability).
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 having. 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. I look for heirlooms (this is where the word originates) that tick all the 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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To enable you to view at a glance the new arrivals, you can now click on CURRENT STOCK, then RECENT ACQUISITIONS, and scroll down. Recent acquisitions are also listed in the various stock categories, in the order of size.
Illustrated herewith is an Antique Sarouk rug, # 8970, Arak district, West Persia, Ca 1890-1910, size 208 x 130 cm or 6'10" x 4'3", in very good condition apart from some old, minor surface wear along the upper short end.
In the important Vok collection of collectible 19th C Suzanis sold at Rippon Boswell in the past years, a very similar piece featured in Vok 1, # 68. Now attributed to the Zarafshan valley region, the Vok example is strikingly similar to our Lot C-622 seen herewith. Further details can be found in the Current Stock, group Antique Tapestries, Kilims, etc. Woven in the first half 19th Century, the size is 222 x 161 cm or 7'3" x 4'5", in original condition throughout with only minimal spots of wear in the ground cloth, now lined and ready to go. An absolute beauty!