Q&A: How can I fairly assign a price to an antique persian Tabriz rug?

May 3, 2011 by
Filed under: Tabriz Rugs 

Question by hunterider4u: How can I fairly assign a price to an antique persian Tabriz rug?

I have an antique tabriz rug that is 10’3×13 and in fabulous condition. What is the best way to fairly price this piece? It has no stains and still has beautiful vibrant colors. I have tried to gather this information via search engines, but have had no luck. I have found these rugs priced from 0.00 to ,000.00. HELP!

Best answer:

Answer by Kaveh
I’d say about 00 to 00 altough I could be wrong. Since it is an antique it might be worth over 000. You never know.

Here is a tip. If you live in southern California go talk to a Persian rug dealer. There are about 9 million Persians in that area. Especially in Los Angeles there are bound to be more than a few Persian rug dealers.

Oh and you should have given us a link to a picture of it. Design plays a very large role in determining price.

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3 Comments on Q&A: How can I fairly assign a price to an antique persian Tabriz rug?

  1. shush on Tue, 3rd May 2011 12:53 pm

    I used to sell Persian rugs. My website is executivetradewinds.com
    Send me an email with some pictures and I can point you in the right direction.

  2. Jenny C on Tue, 3rd May 2011 1:10 pm

    Hi, I would get a professional appraiser as it takes a lot of skill and knowledge to properly price your rug. Talk to some dealers and see who they recommend also talk to your insurance company to see if they have someone that they recommend. Hope this helps.

  3. Allie on Tue, 3rd May 2011 1:17 pm

    There are many other factors to consider, such as whether the weaver’s signature is on it, the actual age, and whether it was actually made in Tabriz or it is simply a copy of their style. It’s best to get it appraised by a rug dealer who has good knowledge in antiques. There’s no way an amateur could fairly determine a price.

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