Antique Rug Appraisal Service Dallas
We provide the best antique rug appraisal services for auction houses, collectors and the general public. Get your antique Persian, Morrocan, Turkish, vintage rug appraised by our experts in our Dallas store or directly at home! Call us for more information or to make an appointment!
How does an antique rug appraisal work?
First of all, only people who deal and work with antique rugs every day can precisely determine their true actual value. For 40 years, our team has been perfecting its knowledge in order to evaluate your antique rug as accurately as possible.
The antique rug market is constantly changing and this is why we have to be on the lookout for new appraisal techniques to better recognize certain colors, patterns, technical features, materials and more. In this way, we will be able to better recognize its age, design, coloration, condition, size, material, which will aid us establish the price and value of your antique rug.
How do we determine an antique rug’s value?
When doing an antique carpet appraisal, there are many factors to take into consideration; it is not only the knot density, or knot count that determines a carpet’s value.
Knot Count (Knot Density) : Knot count is the number of knots that are tied within a certain area. Most of the time, this is an inch in the USA. Determining knot count is a relatively easy process where we turn the carpet over and count the number of knots in a inch and multiply these numbers together. For example, if there are 10 rows in the inch and 48 knots across, the knot density will be 480 knots per square inch (KPSI).
Visual Impact : One of the most important factors when establishing an antique carpet appraisal value is its visual impact. Antique rugs that have intricate and customized designs executed in beautiful colors have a higher value than those that are coarser. More important than the knot density number on the appraisal value of the carpet is its importance and producing a delicate, fine design. The higher the knot density, the more detail we will be able to see in the design. Some of the most stunning antique rugs in the world have a high knot count, yet they are more valuable not only for their knot density but also for the effect it has on the design and artistry and design of the antique rug.
Design and Colors : The design and colors of the rug has a paramount role when appraising antique rugs. Antique rugs can sometimes appear as exceptional masterpieces and will bring a higher price than one that is beautiful and interesting, but that does not stand out from the rest. Plus, some antique rug designs are rare, such as the Tree of Life design, or the Persian vase, and certain types of pictorial carpets.
Also, certain colors will affect your antique rug's appraisal value. For example, green was difficult to dye in certain parts of the world. Therefore, finding a green carpet from that area will make its value higher because of its rarity. However, green is not necessarily a rare color in other parts of the world; it will only affect the appraisal value if it is from a place in the world where greens are more difficult to manufacture.
Materials and Quality : In addition, the materials and quality of the carpet affect the rug’s appraisal value. Wool is the most common fiber used to create and manufacture antique carpets. You can also find rarer fiber and materials that are typically valuable, such as camel hair, goat hair or silk. Other materials such as silk will raise the appraisal value because it is more complicated to produce and process. It tends to have a more lustrous sheen than no other fiber can create and its colors remain bright for a longer period of time. Also, silk can be spun into extremely fine threads. This means that it can produce a fine antique rug with a more complex design, and therefore, a higher knot density.
Historical Value : Most of the time, older antique carpets tend to be valuable because they are rare. However, carpets from certain eras would have an even greater added value. For instance, antique rugs and carpets produced during the Golden Age of the Safavid dynasty are highly prized by auction houses and collectors. This was a time period when the carpet industry became greatly developed into the fine art form that it is today. Also, antique carpets produced in the late 1880’s by certain well-known master weavers are more valuable.
*Please note that we will only appraise antique rugs and carpets from the 19th and 20th century.*
Antique Rug Conditions : The antique rug’s condition is another important factor that must be considered during the appraisal. In most cases, the better the condition of your antique carpet, the higher the appraisal will be. However, this factor may become less important if the carpet is a rare find and a very old antique. We would not expect a highly complex antique carpet from the 1600’s to be in the same condition as one produced in the 20th century.
How can I get my antique rug appraised?
There are three ways you can get your antique carpet appraised at Nomad Looms :
- By sending us an email : Send us all the information about your antique rug (where you bought it, from whom, manufacturing year, dimensions, etc), with high-resolution photos. Then, we will be able to fix an appointment.
- By calling us: Mention that you wish to have your antique rug appraised and our team will find the best way to assess and appraise your antique rug.
- By coming directly to our store : First, please note that you cannot have your antique rug appraised without making an appointment. After, you can decide if you’d rather have our specialist come to your home, or if you bring your antique rug in our store for appraisal.
Why choose Nomad Looms for the appraisal of your antique rug?
Since 1975, we have been learning everything there is to know about antique rugs : history, manufacturing processes, materials, colors, appraisal, trade, so that we can provide you with a fair price during the appraisal process.
We have gained a reputation for quality and integrity, in which we take pride. Much like the antique and new oriental rugs that we sell, our expertise of understanding and recognizing quality Oriental rugs have been passed down through the years. In store, you will have the certainty that our experienced team is there for you and will give a fair and precise appraisal for your antique oriental rug.
Service Area in Texas
- Fort Worth
- Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area (DFW area)
- San Antonio
If you have questions about our antique rug appraisal service, we invite you to contact us by phone or email. Our team will be happy to provide you with all the information you need. You can also stop by our Nomad Looms store in Dallas, Texas to take an appointment!