Mansour’s Appraisal Services of Oriental and Persian Rugs
Have you ever wondered about where your rug was made or how old it is? Whether it is a family heirloom or a recent purchase, you are probably curious about its history and value. Did you know, for example, that if your Oriental or Persian rug has an unusual or unique pattern it might be more valuable than you think. “Sometimes mistakes are made in the design, not on purpose, but things just happened as the weaver was working,” Mansour says. “Those ‘mistakes’ can turn out to be very important.”
An appraisal is the best way to find out the worth of your rug in today’s market and to protect yourself against the heartbreak of financial loss should it be damaged, lost or stolen. If you are planning to entrust your rug to a moving or shipping company, an appraisal will prove your ownership. An appraisal of your rug and its condition is necessary when insuring it, and for estate planning, too. If you are considering donating your rug and claiming a charitable contribution on your tax return, an appraisal will establish a dollar amount for you. Mansour’s can also give you an accurate estimate of your rug’s worth, if you are thinking about selling.
There are a number of factors that determine a rug’s value, including its age, size, condition, country of origin, color combination, pattern or design and style. Mansour’s offers two types of appraisals:
If you would just like to know more about your rug, when it was made, who made it and of what material, bring it to Mansour’s Oriental Rug Gallery in Sacramento or Roseville, and we can give you an appraisal at no charge.
Written appraisals are best for tax and insurance purposes and for estate planning. In those cases, Mansour’s can provide a documented appraisal for a small fee.
Whichever appraisal method you choose, be sure to take photographs of your rugs, and keep the pictures in a safe place along with your other important papers.