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None of us like to think about what would happen in the event of a disaster. However we all want to be prepared when it does. Imagine coming home and finding out that someone broke into your house or that it had been flooded and among the items stolen or damaged was your handmade, Oriental rug. If you did not have it appraised, the feeling that accompanies the loss of one of your most cherished possessions could be twice as devastating.

This is maybe the most common and sensible reason to have your rug appraised — for insurance purposes. It’s natural to think about insuring our most valuable and most treasured belongings, and authentic, Oriental rugs certainly fall into that category. A quality, handmade rug is a work of art.

But in order to receive full replacement value for your rug, most insurance companies require a professional appraisal meeting specific conditions and requirements. At Nilipour Oriental Rugs we have professional appraisers with years of experience to meet your appraisal needs.

We know expertise and experience is key in the creation of a hand-knotted rug and the same can be said when we talk about having your rug appraised. There’s much more to an appraisal than simply looking at a rug and telling you how much it is worth in dollars and cents. At Nilipour Oriental Rugs we look at everything that makes a rug unique including its size, the materials that go into it, the number of knots, the color combinations, and more. We not only take into account the country of origin, but sometimes we can even tell you the region, city or town in which your rug was made.

And perhaps most important in determining exactly what that old, handmade rug you inherited from your great, great grandmother is really worth is time. Like fine wine or an antique car, a rug’s value can increase with every flip of the calendar. As the years pass, the purchase price of a quality, authentic Oriental rug can double, triple and even quadruple.

There are other reasons to have your hand-knotted rug appraised as well. Maybe you are planning an estate sale and you want to know the current market value of your rug. Let Nilipour Oriental Rugs help. You might be looking to donate your rug to charity — in order to receive a tax deduction the IRS requires a certified appraisal for any rug of significant value.

At Nilipour Oriental Rugs we know what it means to love a rug and to want to protect it and we know what makes handmade rugs so precious and valuable. We also know what it means to miss a rug when it’s gone. Come visit us, take advantage of our appraisal services and let us make parting with your handmade rug, for reasons good and bad, as easy and painless as possible.


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