How Much Is My Oriental Rug Worth?
Have you ever wondered about the value of your family heirloom? Oriental rugs are one of the most common treasures passed down from generation to generation, and also the most overlooked. Whether you need an Oriental Rug appraisal, looking for a rug consultant or find yourself wanting advice before making a purchasing decision, it is important to choose someone you can trust.
All of our appraisal requests are personally handled by Ali Esmaili. Ali has over 35 years of knowledge and experience with handmade Oriental rugs, whether they are antique rugs, vintage rugs or European tapestries. We also provide Oriental rug appraisals for insurance companies, fiduciary advisers, estate executors, asset management and homeowners. Rug origin, design, dimensions, retail value are carefully evaluated to provide an official rug appraisal that can be used for your client's legal needs.
Evaluating Oriental rugs and comparing qualities between multiple rugs is a multifaceted and complex procedure. Several factors play a major role in the appraisal process including supply and demand. With the lifestyle and design trends changing over the last few decades, the demand is highly dependent on the current market trends and impacts the appraisal assessment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please Contact Us.
The basic factors for evaluating Oriental Rugs:
- Quality and Construction
- Warp and Weft
- Knot Count/ Density
- Dye Quality
- Pile Quality and Spinning Technique
- Country of Origin
Do I need insurance on my Oriental rug?
It is very important to have your antique rug appraised by someone who is well-informed about Oriental rugs. There are reputable professional Oriental rug appraisers in the Dallas area, including Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc. A written appraisal provides the Oriental rug value and any relevant history and information about its origin. A professional appraisal will help assist you in determining how much insurance you should carry and if a separate addendum or policy rider is necessary. Review your Personal Articles Policy with your insurance company.
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