Serur's Antique Rugs

How we appraise your Oriental rug

We examine several factors to determine the value of your Oriental rug:

  1. 1. Quality and Craftsmanship. We assess in particular the quality of the wool, dyes, and weave.
  2. 2. Condition. We inspect areas of wear and fraying, stains, color run, and discoloration.
  3. 3. Style. Antique rugs that fit the fashion of the day are appraised higher, while rugs that are out of fashion have lower value (see Washington Post article).
  4. 4. Size. Normally the larger an Oriental rug is, the higher its value. However, carpets of uncommon size may be appraised lower.
  5. 5. Color. Natural dyes are preferred by collectors over synthetic dyes and appraised higher.
  6. 6. Age. Age by itself does not increase the appraisal of an Oriental rug. The valuable rugs are those that acquire a luxurious patina and harmonious colors.

Appraisers in Houston, Dallas, Texas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Florida, Chicago, Pennsylvania 

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Other appraisals of Persian rugs in the market

Watch out for appraisers who seek ulterior business beyond the actual appraisal, such as consignment at specific auctions, or cleaning and restoration. This may not be your best option. Most appraisers of Persian rugs estimate only the replacement value of your rug. While appropriate for insurance purposes, these appraisals can be very misleading when it comes to selling your rug. At Serur's Antique Rugs, we buy and sell Persian rugs on a daily basis and we run a marketplace for privately owned Oriental rugs. This gives us unique expertise to appraise both the replacement and resale value of your Oriental rug.

Oriental Persian rugs for sale

If you are looking for another rug to match your current one, please visit our online Oriental rug store of Persian rugs for sale.

Oriental Rug Appraisal

How much is your Oriental rug worth?

The Oriental rug business thrives on making people believe that Oriental rugs keep their value, or even increase in value, over time. To be clear, the sale value of rare museum carpets has been rising. But for contemporary Oriental rugs, the fact is, like most other goods, the resale value is often much lower than its original price.

We appraise Persian Oriental rugs

​​As a leading marketplace for Oriental rugs, Serur's Antique Rugs is uniquely placed to appraise both the insurance value and the resale value of your Oriental rug. Reviews

To appraise your Oriental rug

Simply contact us, Provide a few pictures and any information you have about the rug. 

Our appraisal services

Our fee for a standard written appraisal is $45. This includes:

          1. A detailed assessment of the rug's origin, age, condition, quality and style;

          2. An estimate of the replacement value of the rug for insurance purposes; 

          3. A separate estimate of the resale value of the rug; and

          4. Advice for selling or keeping the rug.

We provide a personalized service. All the appraisals are handled by experts with over ten years of experience, and are completed within 3 to 5 days. ​

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