|Behind Doris Leslie Blau Gallery, located in the very heart of New York City, hides not only a reliable and well-established antique and vintage NYC rug dealer but, most importantly, a place permeated with the magic and dignity of antique rugs and vintage carpets. It is where one can truly dig into the fascinating mysteries of weaving masterpieces from all corners of the world, starting with various kinds of Oriental rugs and vintage creations, through modern area rugs, up to custom designed rugs.
Among our collection of antique rugs we have finely-woven Persian rugs, oversized Turkish carpets, unusual Indian weavings, exceptional Russian, Spanish, and French antique rugs, as well as more recent 20th century modern, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, flat-woven, hooked and needlepoint examples from Morocco, China, Scandinavia, and America. Over-dyed rugs, hand-tufted rugs, circular rugs, area rugs – carpets have many faces and we know them all.
One of the oldest and the most prominent rug galleries in the city is Doris Leslie Blau. Established in 1965, the gallery is located at 306 East 61st Street in NYC and attracts thousands of rug lovers, collectors and interior designers from all over the world with its extensive collection of antique, vintage and contemporary rugs. The gallery has rugs of different sizes, styles and eras, representing many regions around the world with a well-known rug making tradition, including Turkey, Persia (Iran), India, China and Scandinavia.
Mrs. Doris Blau, the founder of the gallery, is a legendary name in the world of rug collecting. From the beginning, she was determined to create something different, something a bit offbeat, which is evident from the outstanding collection of avant-garde pieces she managed to build over the years. Even today, years after she handed over the reins of the company to her worthy successor, Mr. Nader Bolour, the gallery continues to operate on the same principles that made it such a popular destination for rug buyers.