Buying, Selling, Appraisals, Cleaning, and Repair

Alan Marschke's one of less than 200 nationally certified Oriental Rug Appraisers. Certification is only awarded once per year after an extensive written and identification testing process is passed. This certification is regulated by the Oriental Rug Retailers of America, Inc. Appraisal services include photograph and written appraisal document (with authorized seal) including rug identification, age, country of origin and detailed description.

We provide restoration services including end over casting, reselvaging, and minor reweaving. Some simple steps such as over casting the ends of a rug to prevent further unraveling of the ends or fringes will save the piece from further damage. We will match the wool color and will do the repair work ourselves. Alan Marschke studied Oriental rug restoration at the Washington Textile Museum in Washington, DC as well as taking private classes with prominent restoration experts.

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