Go Classic or Go Bold at Fine Rugs Vintage and Antique Online Auction Coming January 30

There’s no better way to end the first month of the New Year than by investing in the classics! Fortunately, Fine Rugs NY has you covered, placing on auction over 234 vintage and antique hand-woven rugs at an exclusive online event on Sunday, January 30. This time Fine Rugs proprietor Victor Mashihi is pulling out all the stops with unique and storied carpets from around the world sure to entice art collectors and home decorators alike.

Leading the pack is an intricately detailed 18” long antique Heriz rug woven in a village in northwestern Iran legendary for its high-quality wool with a starting bid of $22,500. If red and blue aren’t your style, a gorgeously embroidered Mohtasham-Kashan rug in in black and gold might be more to your taste. Those seeking something European might instead find a 19th century French Aubusson tapestry ($1,600) or vintage Swedish wool rug to their liking.

Need a change from classic patterns and colors? Then go bold with a brilliant purple vintage rug from Morocco or a luxurious saffron yellow antique nickel rug from China a with floral detailing. Even buyers on a budget will be tempted by dozens of attractive yet surprisingly affordable options, from a colorful Kashan rug starting at $300 or a vintage Afghan Balouch rug at $160.

Live bidding kicks off at 2 PM EST on Fine Rugs NY’s auction platform, as well as on Live Auctioneers, Invaluable and Bidsquare. Prospective buyers may also place advance bids up to a specified amount prior to the auction.

Those interest may contact Mr. Mashihi at info@finerugsny.com for further information, are welcome to visit show rooms in Manhattan and Washington DC (open seven days a week) or may find more online at the Fine Rugs website, and Instagram and Twitter accounts.

 Since Victor Mashihi’s grandfather Moussa opened his first store in Cairo in 1916, the Mashihi family has traded in the finest rugs and objets d’art drawing from a unique network of dealers across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. His business is today at the forefront of the trade in authentic vintage and antique carpets and wall hangings.