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Royal Antique Rug Gallery

Over many years of constant effort David has personally selected an extensive collection of many wonderful antique pieces with natural vegetal dyes and hand spun wool.   Rugs like these are not being made anymore. We also have a wide selection of semi-antique pieces in excellent condition as well as modern collectable pieces in wool and silk.   A carefully chosen piece from our collection would enhance any home with its beauty.

Why Choose us

Fair and Honest

As a professional in the textile field, I was cautious.   There are many individuals claiming to be restorers who actually approach historic rugs and textiles as if they are darning socks.  David’s work and knowledge is far beyond this simplistic approach.  His restoration is of such quality even I have a great deal of difficulty discerning, which is original and what is not.  Combined with his great technical abilities is an extensive knowledge of carpets and textiles from the Middle East and around the world.  Last but most important, David Bakhshi in all my dealings with him has always been fair and honest.  I never hesitate to recommend him to any who call me at the museum and need work done on any type of rug or carpet.

MARGARET BALLANTYNE BFA, MFA CONSERVATOR, TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA

Industry Experts

"My appreciation for the very professional and impressive work you have done.  I inspected the restored rug yesterday.  When I sent it to you, it was a severely damaged antique rug with more than 20 holes in it and various other damages, including discoloration.  When you returned it to me, it was a beautiful, fully restored carpet.  We could not even detect which area you had worked on! I am very grateful for the high level of art which has gone into this restoration project.  We agree with the verdict of the Royal Ontario Museum. You are the best!"

HANS JANSEN, B.B.A., M.B.A., TORONTO

Reliable and Meticulous

"How pleased we are with the conservation work you did on our rugs from the Weitzenhoffer Collection... we were all extremely impressed with the amount of work you completed in such a short time... it is comforting to know that with your fine restoration work, they will last much longer."

KIMBERLY MOINETTE, FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA