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Inherited from my grandparents: what is it and a ballpark estimate?
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#1 Posted : Sunday, December 1, 2013 5:14:35 PM(UTC)
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My grandparents recently gave me one of their rugs, and I'd like to know what it is and if possible get a rough estimate of value. For as long as I can remember (30 years) it sat in their front hall. My grandmother said she purchased the rug for $150 from a showroom in CT in the 1950s. There is a tag on the back that says "made in Iran" so I'm assuming this is right (although I understand that labels are often faked). Is it machine made? I would love to know what kind of rug it is and anything else people might know. IThanks in advance for your help!
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#2 Posted : Sunday, December 1, 2013 5:26:20 PM(UTC)
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Okay, let's try this again. It seems all the pictures are the same! (And I posted twice--sorry about that! I can't figure out how to delete the original post without any attachments) Apologies!
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#3 Posted : Sunday, December 1, 2013 5:52:40 PM(UTC)
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so far as the type and age goes this is a pretty good one. Good design, good color variety, good saturation of colors, good alternating of color used in weaving, even weave. It's appears to be a Persian variety is spelled different ways - engelas, ingelas, etc probably from 1940. I think if you saw this carpet side by side with a typical hamadan type you would see a very big difference. Both are single wefted, but this would be considerably more sophisticated than a typical commercial grade rug of the time.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, December 3, 2013 5:40:14 AM(UTC)
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Would second the Engela call. Nice rug and looks like it's in decent condition. That $150 is probably equivalent to around £1300 today.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:23:34 AM(UTC)
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Nice old rug, Merawan or Engelas.
Art Oriental - Djoharian fine oriental rug, since 1967
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#6 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2013 8:02:26 PM(UTC)
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Beautiful rug, love the colors and the intricate design!!
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