The Complete Buying & Selling Service

At Essie, we offer for sale an extensive range of modern and antique handmade rugs and carpets to suit all needs and budgets in our showrooms in London’s Mayfair. Our approach to furnishing your home is to supply pieces that dovetail with your individual preferences and design themes. We are happy to offer suggestions as required. We will allow for trial at home in order to help you choose the perfect carpet. Ultimately, your satisfaction is of paramount importance. As we are actively involved in the International market place, we also offer an individual search and find service. This can be particularly useful if an unusual size carpet is required or if a particular antique or rare piece is sought. This is a popular service with interior designers and specialist collectors. An exchange service on any item purchased from us, or from other sourc... more »

Essie Carpet Club

The Essie Carpet Club has been created to benefit existing customers and new aficionados of carpet and textile art. Under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, the internationally renowned specialist, we wish to encourage deeper interest in this fascinating art form and offer an incomparable professional service to our clients. The Essie Carpet Club, ( ECC ), is designed to be educational, informative and to offer confidence and peace of mind in your investment. Members Benefits • Purchase advice based on requirements, including individual consultations. • Support and advice in purchasing at other Specialist Dealerships throughout Europe and the United States. • Selling, existing or purchased rugs at reduced commission rates. • Valuations for all purposes prepared in document form, including digital photographs. • Repair and restoration advice... more »

Consultation

At Essie Carpets, we appreciate the importance of the investment you make when purchasing a valuable Oriental carpet. We can provide you with a full consultancy service. Our professional expertise and vast experience give you peace of mind in the decision making process. We will do everything we can to assist you in choosing the right carpet. We offer an extensive range of fine Persian and Oriental carpets and rugs, including antique and modern in a variety of designs, colours and sizes in our two large showrooms in the heart of Mayfair, London.

Design Process

Persian carpets are unquestionably one of the supreme Oriental art forms. The traditional techniques of Oriental carpet weaving have changed surprisingly little over several Millennia. The two principal forms of 'knotting' have been in existence for at least 3,500 years. Every carpet starts with a loom, a simple frame which gives the base threads the necessary tension to allow knots to be tied on them. The most basic form is the horizontal loom used by nomadic tribal weavers. Production of the more sophisticated village and city rugs varies only in the type of loom used, the quality of the yarns, and the degree of technical skill of the weaver. Carpets may be made solely from wool or from combinations of wool, cotton and silk. Some primitive tribal carpets incorporate goat or camel hair for greater strength and economy.

Commissioned Rugs

A new, bespoke, made-to-order commissioned rug is the solution if you are looking for an unusual size, design or a particular colour you have not been able to find.

Restoration and Cleaning

We offer a comprehensive restoration and cleaning service. We undertake repairs to piled weavings, flat weaves, including Kilims, Soumakhs, Tapestries and Textiles. We utilize the wealth of experience of our team of highly skilled restorers, all of whom share a passionate interest in the care and preservation of carpet and textile art. A comprehensive range of restoration work can be undertaken, which includes simple but essential work such as securing fringe ends to prevent knot loss, rebuilding and securing damage to side cords, re-piling & repairing worn areas, to more complex work including patching or reweaving holes, and rejoining tears. We can also perform more complex conservation, such as stretching, mounting or lining. Professional cleaning should ideally be conducted once every two to three years subject to the amount of use sustained. S... more »

Exchange

We also offer an exchange program - whether the carpets were purchased from us or through other suppliers.

Valuation

Formal written valuations can be prepared for the purpose of Insurance, Probate, Fair distribution or sale by Private Treaty. As recognised specialists in the market, we are aware that in addition to their practical domestic usage, carpets are also unique works of art. As such, assessment of value is related to many factors beyond merely referring to price listing or auction catalogues. Full and accurate valuations must be considered in the context of a world market. This market is influenced by changes in taste, fashion and the evolution of current trends. It is with an awareness of the ever changing nature of these factors, resulting from many years experience in the market, that we undertake the professional valuation of rugs and carpets with confidence. For Insurance, the primary objective is to ensure that adequate compensation shall be forthcomin... more »

Selling

We will consider outright purchase of your carpet - or we can sell it on your behalf.

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