I am a collector, dealer and valuer of oriental and european rugs.
After several years working with carpets at international auction
houses, latterly as Head of Department of Sotheby's European Rug
Department, I established my own business in April 2004, based at
home in Kent, South East England, 50 miles from London.
I am passionate about the subject, and areas of particular interest
include early Ottoman, 18th and 19th century Kurdish, and 19th century
South Persian tribal rugs. However, as I am drawn to any rug that
has good, saturated colours and a spark of originality and energy,
you will see from browsing through my online inventory that I buy
and sell a diverse range of rugs, kilims, trappings, runners and
This website is my shop window, where images of all current rugs in stock
can be quickly accessed. Further images and condition reports can
be provided, and all items can be viewed, by appointment only, in
my Kentish Oast House. Where possible, I am also happy
to take rugs directly to my clients' houses so that they can be
viewed in situ.
If I do not currently have the rug that you are looking for, please
email your requirements, and I will do my best to quickly source
suitable candidates. I have contacts in the trade and amongst the
collecting community all over the world, and can usually find exciting
and beautiful pieces for my clients at highly competitive prices.