Oriental Rugs & Carpets
Freeman’s offers a broad selection of carpets and antique Oriental rugs in an impressive variety of weavings at its much anticipated yearly auction. Our skilled specialists in the Oriental Rugs & Carpets Department have established an international reputation for these sales through our Philadelphia-based and online auctions. They are knowledgeable, not only about rugs and carpets, but also of current market condition for these items, so essential to the overall successful sales of weavings and textiles from regions such as Turkey, the Caucasus, Tabriz, and across the Middle East and Asia.
Often included in these sales are palace, oversize, and room-sized carpets, woven in the urban areas of Persia and India, as well as scatter-size urban and nomadic weavings, runners and village trappings. Frequently made from silk or wool, some of these carpets have been designed for prayer and in decorative tribal patterns. Freeman's Oriental rugs and carpets specialists have built a solid reputation for recognizing quality craftsmanship.
Items generally offered date from the late eighteenth through the mid-twentieth-centuries, featuring a selection that will appeal to a wide-range of buyers: from the cognoscenti to the interior decorator to the private collector seeking exceptional workmanship and design. Freeman’s has sold several notable estate collections, including the Robert Montgomery Scott Collection. The early Caucasian “Sunburst” rug from this estate sold for $341,625— a record auction result for a Caucasian weaving.
Auctions of Oriental Rugs & Carpets are held as stand alone sections within our furniture and decorative arts sales. Through our website, we have become a leader in hosting live online auctions for buying and selling rugs and carpets. To make an appointment for a private and complimentary consultation, please contact one of our specialists.