Exquisite Oriental Rugs Take Center Stage in Art Collecting Community

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Medallion Rug Gallery announces plans to add new stocks of antique and collectible rugs to meet increased demand and competition for top-quality Oriental rugs among the trendsetters of the art collecting world.

Medallion Rug Gallery

Medallion Rug Gallery

With over 40 years in the business, the Medallion Rug Gallery offers exceptional services and an astonishing array of gorgeous Persian, Oriental, antique and contemporary area rugs to suit every taste and collecting style.

Medallion Rug Gallery announced today that it will stock added supplies of antique and collectible rugs to meet increased demand for Oriental rugs in the fine art marketplace. The increasing importance of these functional artworks to the collector community was recently documented by the Wall Street Journal in an article entitled "The Rug Market Takes Flight." One blue rug designed with a leaf pattern and woven in southeast Iran in the 17th century was auctioned for nearly $10 million at Christie's auction house; the $9.6 million price tag represents the highest price ever paid for a single rug.

Oriental area rugs and Persian area rugs tend to appreciate in value over time if properly cared for and preserved. Medallion Rug Gallery offers a wide selection of antique and collectible rugs with significant artistic value and investment potential. Rugs that originate in Islamic cultures are among the most sought-after by museum curators; individual collectors typically gravitate toward antique and court rugs with distinguished provenances. The value of a rug is usually determined by considering a few critical factors:

  •     Age – Older rugs can command much higher prices than those woven more recently.
  •     Condition – Worn spots and frayed edges can significantly reduce the value of even the oldest and most beautiful rugs.
  •     Weave – Many older and more valuable area rugs feature variable knot counts; the overall appearance and design is more important than a specific knot count or concentration.
  •     Color – Rugs that derive their color from natural dyes retain those colors longer and command higher prices than those dyed synthetically.
  •     Subject matter – Regional weaving languages can have a significant impact on the value of collectible rugs. By choosing rugs that tell a story or relate an important concept, collectors can increase their chances of making an investment with real growth potential.

Rug collectors often focus on a particular area or strategy to create a unique collection of cultural or artistic importance. The Wall Street Journal article relates the quest of Jon Schreiber to acquire museum-quality rugs for each of the Caucasus weaving regions, 85 individual rugs in all. This approach is not common in the collecting world due to the high cost of these acquisitions.

Medallion Rug Gallery offers an exceptional array of collectible and antique Oriental area rug and Persian area rug ideal for collecting and investing purposes. Under the guidance of owner and operator Amir Amidi, the company has acquired numerous rugs and carpets of artistic importance and made them available to private collectors and interior designers throughout the U.S., making Medallion Rug Gallery a valuable resource for top-quality collectible Oriental rugs.

About Medallion Rug Gallery
With over 40 years in the business, the Medallion Rug Gallery offers exceptional services and an astonishing array of gorgeous Persian, Oriental, antique and contemporary area rugs to suit every taste and collecting style.

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