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Omri Schwartz


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I have not yet come across any antique rug related questions that if I did not know I could not find the right answer for. I have been interviewed by numerous antique rug websites, blogs, and magazines and am consistently referred to as a source for information on antique rugs, carpets, and textiles.

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I have been in the antique rug trade for over 13 years and deal regularly with the most well respected auction houses in the world (Sotheby's, Christies, Butterfield's & Bonham's, etc.) as well as interior designers and decorators, retail customers, and other dealers. I also purchase fine antique pieces and have traveled the world in search of the best of the best.


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I have sold fine antique rugs for over 13 years and continue to deal with them on a daily basis. Since this is my career, I make it my prerogative to know everything there is about what I do and the pieces I deal with.

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2017-04-05 Tapestry:

Hi Nasreen,    Unfortunately, these types of Tapestries have very little resale value. As you noted, there were multiples made of each one and they were made by machines as opposed to by hand.     If I

2017-03-11 Karastan Rugs:

Hi Herb,    Sorry for not replying sooner, for some reason I never received your initial question (I only got the reminder to reply email).    In any case.... Karastan rugs are machine made carpets that

2016-09-09 Antique Asian rug or Textile:

Hi Dorean,    I cant really make out what it is from the image you submitted. Can you please take better pictures and close up detailed images?    Thank you so much,    Omri    --   Omri Schwartz    Gallery

2016-07-23 Olga Fisch 2x3 Rug/wall hanging:

Hi Sarah,    if you content any local and reputable rug dealer, I am sure they could take care of the cleaning and the pilling issues. I could not see the "issues" that you mentioned so my guess is that

2016-07-18 1930 Karastan Rug:

Hi Noelle,    Karastan rugs are machine made carpets that were produced in very large numbers. Unfortunately, they do not have much of a resale value. I would suggest either donating it to get a tax write-off


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