Oriental rugs that were once the obsession of Ottoman sultans, European nobles and American robber barons, rarely topped $2 million a decade ago, now these centuries-old rugs commonly known as antique oriental rugs from Turkey, Iran, and the Caucasus are commanding sums.
A new research carried out lately proved that trend of reserving antique rugs as masterpiece has taken on the flight. The wealthy has been collecting Oriental rugs for centuries as embellishments for their interiors but these days top antique rugs are being sold more like works of art than pieces of décor.
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Some high-end rug dealers even eschew the retail system of pricing by the square foot, because their collectors will pay higher prices for small prayer rugs and rare rug fragments than for palatial floor coverings. In recent months, sales have been slower for pieces that are frayed or of mediocre quality, but values have climbed sharply for the best surviving examples, according to appraisers and auction records and it has been believed that market will rise more in the coming months.
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