antique oriental rugs
The golden age of rug weaving in India, Persia and Turkey occurred in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries due to the Industrial Revolution in Europe. For the newly emerged merchant class at the time, oriental rugs primarily functioned as beautiful status symbols of wealth and good taste. Most of area antique rugs in the vast Doris Leslie Blau’s collection were produced during this period. Antique rugs can vary in color, size, design, and material. Trends in utilizing antique decorative rugs are constantly changing. One of the current popular trends in buying antique carpets is towards neutral colors which can be used in any environment. Although antique decorative carpets come in a myriad of colors, every one of them has the potential to anchor a room and to create an inviting ambiance; after all, a rug is the foundation of any great room.Doris Leslie Blau doesn’t just sell carpets and rugs, the company tirelessly works to bridge the gap between art, design and architecture. Carpets and rugs play an important role in modern interior design. Since a room is built from the floor up, they are the foundation of an interior design project. They add warmth and comfort to the cold and hard concrete walls and marble floors. With their eye-catching colors and patterns, they help create the desired ambience in any living space. Doris Leslie Blau works intimately with interior designers and decorators to help turn their clients’homes into a work of art.
Oriental rugs and carpets are highly valued for their sublime beauty, exotic patterns, and remarkable strength and durability. The beautiful patterns and motifs woven on them often tell stories from the history and mythology of the people who made them. They may depict scenes from historical battles, hunting expeditions, royal courts, or simply mosques, palaces, people, flowers, animals and plants.
Among oriental rugs, the most sought after are antique Persian, Turkish and Moghul (Indian) rugs. These rugs are distinguished by their distinctive designs, attention to detail, high quality fabrics and high density of knots. Made using only the highest quality wool, they have a soft texture that makes touching them like touching a silk fabric. Really old antique rugs are very rare and command a very high price.
Since most of the antique oriental rugs have been bought by Western collectors, very few, if any, can be found in their place of origin. In fact, the two largest markets for genuine antique rugs are New York and London. In New York, Doris Leslie Blau has one of the largest and best collections of antique Persian, Turkish and Indian rugs. The gallery also has antique rugs from Europe (France, England, Spain, Austria, Bessarabia) and the Caucasus region.
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Doris Leslie Blau grants clients looking for contemporary rugs and modern rugs a unique opportunity to make their own individual statement with a floor covering that is truly their own and truly one of a kind. Known around the world as one of the most elite dealers in antique rugs and vintage carpets, Doris Leslie Blau does not stop there, and offers a wide variety of new designer rugs created by renowned figures from the world of art, design and architecture. And for those looking for the ultimate in personal statements, we can provide bespoke carpets, custom-made to your specifications that are limited only by your imagination.
Contemporary rug designs can be inspired by vintage rugs, antique carpets, or by relevant works of art, yet are usually executed with a more modern twist, either in the pattern or the color palette. Many of our modern rugs and contemporary rugs were shaped by top designers and architects exclusive to the Doris Leslie Blau Gallery. Modern contemporary rugs are the perfect complement to all sorts of interior arrangements, from classic to state-of-the-art. A modern rug design will not stand in opposition even an antique rug or a vintage carpet.
We produce new rugs inspired by antique carpets that feature timeless designs. As the current market leader, we have been a major supplier of custom rugs and contemporary rugs for nearly a decade. Within this segment, our main focus has been on offering our clientele the most beautiful and comprehensive selection of unique and eco-friendly bespoke rug options. Whether you are in search of an Italian-garden inspired pattern, a twist on an 18th century design, a sophisticated modern design, or a playful interpretation to match a quirky color scheme, we are confident in our ability to find modern rug designs to capture the personality of your room.
At LB Antique & Vintage Rugs, we have an enduring commitment to
offering our clientele a diverse selection of the highest quality
antique carpets and exclusive custom designed rugs. Located in
Greenwich, CT we have served as purveyors and trusted advisors to
designers for over 45 years. We pride ourselves on bridging the gap
between art, design and architecture by making rugs a key element of
interior design through our quest for superior quality, while
providing the highest standards of service.
Specializing in antique rugs, the main strength of the DLB Antique &
Vintage Rugs has been to find the best quality of Oriental and
European rugs, many of which have graced the rooms of award winning
interiors. Among our collection of antique rugs, we have finely-woven
Persian rugs, oversized Turkish carpets, unusual Indian weavings,
exceptional Russian, Spanish, and French antique rugs, as well as more
recent 20th century modern, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, flat-woven,
hooked and needlepoint examples from Morocco, China, Scandinavia, and
the United States. In the past decade, DLB Antique & Vintage Rugs has
also established itself as a leading source of fine new and custom
rugs based on patterns by many well-known contemporary designers,
including Alberto Pinto, Jed Johnson Associates, Mariette Himes Gomez,
Amy Lau, Miles Redd, and fashion designers such as Nanette Lepore and
Whether you are a young emerging interior designer, collector, or a
well-established decorator, the DLB Antique & Vintage Rugs is
confident that we can assist you in finding the perfect new or antique
rug within your budget and time-frame.
If you would like to arrange a viewing appointment, see a rug on
approval, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us,
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DLB Vintage & Antique Rugs is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers antique rugs and carpets carpets in the world. We have been a leader in this category for the last five decades and continue to be the center of attraction in the design community and the primary destination for designer rugs. Our specialty is our contemporary rug designed based on the ancient patterns from Persia, Asia and Turkey.
We have a vast range of colors and designs to choose from which can change the very appearance of a room and lessen the need to add more decorating elements. It’s the ideal choice for a modern home to give it both a traditional and antique look.
Our specialization is in providing the best available quality oriental and European contemporary rugs of various colors and designs to interior designers and architects across the globe. We have an unbelievable collection of antique Tabriz rugs as well; which is in great demand in the designer sector. We are the only company which offers customers a wide choice of antique carpets and custom designed rugs to adorn both walls and floors. These types of rugs can be used in a variety of ways. They are pieces of artwork that are both functional and appreciate in value. If you would like to arrange a viewing appointment, see a rug on approval, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (214) 290-8057