In order to determine the value of an Oriental or Persian rug, our expert appraisers in NYC and NJ will examine a few key items, either at your home or in our showroom:
By looking at your rug’s motifs, knotting style and colorings, our certified appraisers will establish where the rug was manufactured, as well as what type of rug you own. For example, a Persian rug made in the country of Iran featuring a Sarouk design.
An Oriental rug’s condition is directly linked to its value. However, certain antique rugs will often hold their value better than modern carpets, in spite of deterioration. During an appraisal, we assess everything related to your rug’s overall condition, inspecting it for damage or wear to the pile, selvedges, fringe, dyes and elsewhere.
Naturally, the size of your Oriental rug will play a role in its value, whether you are insuring the piece or planning to sell it. A gallery sized, oversized, room sized, runner or throw rug each have different values, but its size is always put into context with your rug’s other elements.
Your rug’s age can sometimes have an impact on its value, especially if the rug is considered an antique and in superb condition. Older Oriental rugs that exhibit a magnificent patina are particularly sought after in the marketplace, and are also more valuable when insured.
The quality of a rug’s craftsmanship is determined by the skill of the weaver who created it, including their technique, the excellence of their design and the number of knots-per-inch (KPI) it contains. The condition of your rug’s dyes also plays a tremendous role during an appraisal, such as whether the colors are faded and stained or intense and vibrant.
There are a number of compelling reasons to have your Oriental or Persian rugs appraised. The most common reason for you to get an appraisal on your carpet is to safeguard your investment against damage or total loss by having it insured. In order for your rug to be protected, insurance companies will require an up-to-date appraisal of your rug.
When performing a rug appraisal for insurance purposes, Ahdoot provides you with an assessment that indicates your handmade rug’s replacement value rather than its current market value, to ensure you are well covered in the event of a flood, fire, theft or other type of damage or loss.
Another reason you should request an appraisal from Ahdoot’s Oriental rug experts is to learn the current market value of your rug, particularly if you are interested in selling the item. For nearly 40 years, Ahdoot has proudly served the New York City Oriental rug market, and helped thousands of clients get the most money for their carpets in both private and public sales.
Knowing who to trust for an accurate appraisal on your Oriental or Persian rug is important, and it’s equally important to know your appraiser has the background and credentials to back up their assessment. Having been a long-time member of the International Society of Appraisers, our rug appraisal experts are guaranteed to provide you with a valuation you can have confidence in, whether you’re seeking an appraisal for insurance or to prepare your rug for sale. As New York City’s premier provider for appraisals, you can count on Ahdoot for a detailed and precise evaluation of your handmade rug.