The Fred Moheban Gallery is a fine purveyor of antique rugs and carpets. Whether called antique Persian carpets or rugs, silk Persians, Heriz Persians, antique Oriental or antique European carpets – the most prized floor weavings in the world go by a variety of similar names. For over 50 years, our passion has been to find the rare antique rug or carpet that connotes the true artist, sometimes in those pieces that signify universal beauty through a grand palace-sized carpet, a room-sized jewel, or even a small prayer rug.
Our collection of antique rugs and carpets spans the great weaving traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries and includes: from Persia, Heriz, Kashan, Sarouk, Serapi, Sultanabad and Tabriz; from Turkey, Oushak; from France, Aubusson and Savonnerie; from India, Agra and Amritsar; and from the Caucasus and Bessarabia.
Since antique Oriental rugs and carpets first began to appear in the paintings of great Renaissance artists such as Holbein, they have been used to simultaneously furnish a room with beauty, variety and warmth, while indicating status and wealth on the part of the owner. Through the years their longevity has accorded them recognition as a sound financial investment; consequently antique rugs and carpets are sought out by high end designers and architects throughout the world. Because of our dedication to quality and integrity in antique rugs and carpets we have been awarded membership in the prestigious National Antique & Art Dealers Association of America. As the only antique rug and carpet dealer in the association, we are proud to uphold the association’s tradition of scholarship, provenance, authenticity, and condition. The association was founded in 1954 and its members have become the recognized authorities in their fields. We aspire to give the designers, decorators, collectors and architects that form our clientele the original design and rarity that they seek in an antique rug or carpet, whether it be tribal or made for the Western market. If it is for a hip young designer doing a loft in Soho or a collector in Rome, we try to find the work that will enhance the architecture of a home or place of business, bring the excitement of artistry and tradition into a modern ambiance, reveal the personality of the owner, or round out a collection.
We have sent antique rugs and carpets to various points around the globe. Please go through our selection of antique rugs and carpets. We pride ourselves on our service and would love to help you.
Fred and Rami Moheban
As a collector and dealer, the name Cora Ginsburg has been associated with fine and rare costume and antique textiles since the 1940s.
Founded in 1971, the company specializes in museum quality antique costume of the 18th and 19th centuries and in European embroideries, silks, and printed textiles of the 17th – 20th centuries. Owner and director Titi Halle has been with the gallery since 1981.
Cora Ginsburg LLC collects, consults, and appraises for museums and private collectors in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
In 1979, Titi Halle met the renowned Cora Ginsburg; Ms. Halle became director of the business in 1985 and the owner in 1997. She is a member of the National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America, the Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens, the Costume Society of America, the Textile Society of America, and CINOA. Ms. Halle has participated as a textile expert on the Antiques Road Show, now in its fifteenth season.
Ms. Halle has lectured at the Textile Museum, Washington D.C., the Detroit Institute of Art, the Annual Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum, Sotheby’s Institute and at various other museums and historical societies across the United States. She serves on the Textile Vetting Committees for numerous fairs including the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair in London, The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and the International Fine Art and Antiques Fair and The Winter Antiques Show in New York. For the past 15 years, Ms. Halle has organized and published the annual catalogue for Cora Ginsburg LLC, focusing on rare costume, textiles and needlework. In January 2010, The Magazine Antiques featured a dealer profile of Ms. Halle; Cora Ginsburg LLC and Ms. Halle were also the subject of a column in the Antiques section of the New York Times, January 21, 2010.