Since 1980, Matt Camron Rugs has been renowned for its vast, unparalleled offering of authentic antique rugs from around the world. Decades in the making, our massive collection includes the finest selection of weaves and designs, ranging from European area rugs and tapestries to distressed Anatolian Oushaks to richly hued Persian Serapis, all originating from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. The collection is a vibrant demonstration of Matt Camron’s inimitable expertise related to rug heritage and history, rug-making processes and weaves, and the current textile market.
To be considered an antique, a rug must be at least 80 years old. Because authentically antique rugs are limited in quantity, they will become even more rare as years pass. Antique rugs are known for their soft pile, carefully selected hues, and eye-pleasing, well-proportioned motifs. Highly coveted by designers, decorators, and collectors, antique rugs were generally colored with vegetable dye, often using as many as 20 different hues in one single rug. Today antique rugs are sought after for their unique patina. They fade in certain areas (known as abrash coloration) over time creating the visual highs and lows that distinguish a handcrafted antique rug from a new rug. Antique rugs have the power to pull a room together, act as an exquisite focal point in a space, and add an unexpected old-world aesthetic layer to your home.
What is a vintage rug?
Vintage rugs were generally produced between the 1920s and the 1970s and possess a great diversity of styles—abstract motifs, geometric patterns, and more traditional old-world expressions. Influenced by larger cultural trends of the 20th century including innovation in the visual arts, scientific experimentation, and major shifts in popular culture, vintage rugs play with texture and design in ways that can completely transform a space.
Shopping for an antique or vintage rug? What to know:
If you are in the market for an antique or vintage rug, it is crucial to partner with a trusted team that works with vetted, verified sources. Matt Camron is committed to sourcing exquisite antique rugs that are always authentic and of the highest quality. Visit our showrooms or browse our collection online to view our current inventory of antique and vintage rugs. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, know that our team is uniquely positioned to locate and acquire rare antique and vintage rugs upon request. We also execute custom antique and vintage reproduction carpets to fit your budget, size specifications, color preferences, and overall aesthetic. When you design a rug through our custom program, there are no constraints on color, size or detail and the result is a rug tailored to your every need.
For more information on sourcing antique rugs or to learn more about designing an antique reproduction rug, please contact us at [email protected].