Antique Rugs, Carpets & Restoration/1944 Bagdad rugs


I have 3 multicoloured, wool rugs purchased in Baghdad in 1944. They are 4X6 feet each. I also have the original dated receipt which my father kept after he purchased these rugs. I was wondering if you could provide me with an idea of their worth so that I may be prepared when I sell them. They have no holes, tears or repairs and the colours are bright.
Thank you so much.

Hi Pamela,

I Would need to see images of the rugs to be able to give you an estimate.

(Please note that I will be away from tomorrow till Thursday, so if I dont see it in time today, I will get back to you later on in the week).

In the meantime, feel free to take a look at this article about pricing antique rugs:

Have a wonderful day!


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