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Buying Antique Rugs - Nazmiyal's New York Antique Rug Gallery

Surviving Your First Experience Buying Antique Rugs

Posted: March 11, 2015 14:51 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Click To View Our Comprehensive Antique Rug Buyers Guide What you Should Know If This Is Your First Experience Buying Antique Rugs So you're looking for a rug for you home, but you're not sure what to do to get started. You took to Google and ran your searches. You went to Facebook and even joined some online groups. You spoke with people you trust. Despite all this, you are still a little wary. You love rugs - you appreciate their artistry, their history, their uniqueness, and you want to make sure you find the right piece at a fair price. So what’s next? First Antiq...


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Consumer Guide to Buying Rugs and Oriental Carpets

Posted: March 11, 2015 07:52 Last Updated: | Omri Schwartz

Section 1: What Should I consider before I shop for an antique rug? I want to buy an antique rug but I am unsure on how to begin shopping for one. One of the most asked questions we receive is: "I want to buy an antique oriental rug but don't know where to start and what to look for". So with that in mind we have decided to tackle this question head on! First of all, one needs to understand that antique rugs and carpets are collectible items. They are sought after by collectors, dealers, interior designers and private clients. They are magnificent works of art...


This ivory-topped Doctor's Cane contains everything needed to make a house call.

The Un-cane-y World of Canes

Posted: August 26, 2010 13:51 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

Canes and walking sticks, upon first mention, sound perhaps like the least interesting objects in the world to collect. Nothing could be further from the truth. There was a time when no well-heeled gentleman or lady would have been seen in public without his or her walking stick. These often elegantly decorated sticks were not used to give support for walking, but were accessories that were actually “worn” and were, in many instances, symbols of status and wealth. Many examples, especially those dated between the 19th and early 20th centuries, are made of materials such as gold, silv...


Childe Hassam, Up the Avenue from Thirty-fourth Street

Brooke Astor's Favorite Painting at Heart of Trial

Posted: July 06, 2009 00:51 Last Updated: | Julie Carlson Wildfeuer

UPDATE (Oct. 8, 2009) - Jurors convicted Anthony Marshall, Brooke Astor's son, of 14 criminal counts, including fraud and grand larceny. He was found not guilty on charges of larceny, relating to the sale of his mother's Childe Hassam painting, and falsifying business records. The 85-year-old Marshall faces up to 25 years in prison. His sentencing is set for Dec. 8.  Read more on ABC News. **** A quintessential American painting, a coastal Maine summer house, one $920,000 yacht, and $60 million earmarked for charity: all enviable assets. And the source of controversy in the much...


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