History

fred-moheban-wsj-article-1The Fred Moheban Gallery is a fine purveyor of antique rugs and carpets. Whether called antique Persian carpets or rugs, silk Persians, Heriz Persians, antique Oriental or antique European carpets – the most prized floor weavings in the world go by a variety of similar names. For over 50 years, our passion has been to find the rare antique rug or carpet that connotes the true artist, sometimes in those pieces that signify universal beauty through a grand palace-sized carpet, a room-sized jewel, or even a small prayer rug.

Our collection of antique rugs and carpets spans the great weaving traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries and includes: from Persia, Heriz, Kashan, Sarouk, Serapi, Sultanabad and Tabriz; from Turkey, Oushak; from France, Aubusson and Savonnerie; from India, Agra and Amritsar; and from the Caucasus and Bessarabia.

Since antique Oriental rugs and carpets first began to appear in the paintings of great Renaissance artists such as Holbein, they have been used to simultaneously furnish a room with beauty, variety and warmth, while indicating status and wealth on the part of the owner. Through the years their longevity has accorded them recognition as a sound financial investment; consequently antique rugs and carpets are sought out by high end designers and architects throughout the world. Because of our dedication to quality and integrity in antique rugs and carpets we have been awarded membership in the prestigious National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America. As the only antique rug and carpet dealer in the association, we are proud to uphold the association’s tradition of scholarship, provenance, authenticity, and condition. The association was founded in 1954 and its members have become the recognized authorities in their fields. We aspire to give the designers, decorators, collectors and architects that form our clientele the original design and rarity that they seek in an antique rug or carpet, whether it be tribal or made for the Western market. If it is for a hip young designer doing a loft in Soho or a collector in Rome, we try to find the work that will enhance the architecture of a home or place of business, bring the excitement of artistry and tradition into a modern ambiance, reveal the personality of the owner, or round out a collection.

We have sent antique rugs and carpets to various points around the globe. Please go through our selection of antique rugs and carpets. We pride ourselves on our service and would love to help you.

Sincerely, Fred and Rami Moheban