Q&A: how do I find information on the value of antique rugs that I have inherited?

April 10, 2011 by
Filed under: Antiques Rugs 


Question by applejack566: how do I find information on the value of antique rugs that I have inherited?

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Answer by stephtd
Lucky you! You need an appraisal, and should be able to find one through the local chamber, the phone book, friends. There are going to be two ways to go on that, a general antiques appraiser, or a good rug shop expert. These persons would be working in smaller, non-franchised shops. Not dept. stores. See if there are national associations of appraisers, or in textiles (there is an association for appraisers). But, what are their creds, specialty and experience. If the appraisal seems ludix=crous, take a sample rug to a rug shop along with photos of the others, Also, some states may require appraisers to be certified or licensed. There are two kinds of value levels: insurance/replacement value and resale/auction value. If the rugs are worth alot, you should be in touch with your insurance agent about coveage or a special rider. An insurance agent may be able to help you find an appraiser at a good price.

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  1. vickeymcgee on Sun, 10th Apr 2011 1:26 pm

    Check with several apraisers. Never settle forjust one. I would have at least three look at the rugs. The better the condition the more money they are worth.

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