Few will be surprised to learn that Beijing, capital city of the most populous country in the world, is also world’s third most populous city. This place merges all important aspects of Chinese culture – tradition and history, but also development and modernity – into one. What happens in Beijing influences our entire world, from technological inventions to new fashion trends. A specialist rug dealer in antique rugs and western carpets, Doris Leslie Blau’s impressive collection of antique oriental rugs include rare Turkish, Persian and Indian masterpieces, many of which date back to the Medieval Age. Some of these rugs are so rare that no more than a few exist in the entire world.
Doris Leslie Blau has always tried to bring the charm enclosed in antique rugs closer to people, closer to you. We opened our galleries in multiple locations in order to let you experience the sheer beauty of antique, vintage Persian, oriental rug and carpets with your own eyes and hands.
Exclusive collection of antique, vintage Persian rugs for sale including our famous collection of large area rugs by Doris Leslie Blau. Nader Bolour the owner of Doris Leslie Blau’s rugs and carpets gallery is the largest rugs dealer in the world. We invite you to view the largest collection of antique carpets and rugs.
Ever since our inception in 1965, DLB’s mission is to deliver best quality antique carpets and vintage rugs wherever they are needed. Located in New York City, our gallery is home to some of the most spectacular rugs of every origin imaginable, including Oriental, European and Persian carpets. Seeing our antique carpets in the rooms of awarded designers is an everyday occurrence, as many of our clients are among Architectural Digest’s “Top 100 Designers” . We take a great pride in our craft, always doing our best to set the standards of an outstanding service. In the past decade, Doris Leslie Blau has also established itself as a leading source of fine new and custom rugs based on patterns by many well-known contemporary designers, including Alberto Pinto, Jed Johnson Associates, Mariette Himes Gomez, Amy Lau, Miles Redd, and fashion designers such as Nanette Lepore and Tommy Hilfiger. Ask the world’s top designers or architects to name their preeminent source of luxurious antique and bespoke rugs and they’re likely to point to Doris Leslie Blau!
In order to deliver you best antique and vintage carpets, we offer fast and inexpensive (sometimes even free!) shipping all over the world, straight from our New York City based gallery, permeated with the magic of antique, vintage and modern rugs. As always, we care about your satisfaction the most, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our fabulous rug collection and shipping process. Doris Leslie Blau’s webpage offers you the ultimate shopping experience, allowing to filter through every carpet in our possession using categories such as size, color, origins and age. Moreover, if you desire something original, we also offer a possibility of ordering a custom rug, made just for your liking!
Beijing’s history is three millennia old. It is the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and has been country’s political capital for eight hundred years. It is the reason why city’s ultramodern architecture full of skyscrapers and elegant apartments, is interwoven with antique palaces, temples and gardens. Seven of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located in the city: the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, as well as parts of the Great Wall and the Grand Canal, making it a popular tourist destination. As a residence of the Emperor himself, Beijing was a scene of numerous important historical events, of which Chinese history is full. In 2008 Beijing hosted Summer Olympics, which made it even more famous.
The education is treated very seriously in Beijing, as many of its universities rank as the best in China, with Peking University and Tsinghua University being among top 60 universities of the world. Numerous companies have their headquarters in the city, further proving its global importance.
Doris Leslie Blau Gallery’s owner, Nader Bolour, is widely known as a talented designer and ingenious businessman. His family established the Bolour&Sons enterprise in the 1920’s in Iran and quickly gained recognition as one of the most distinguished rug dealers worldwide. The Bolours created Y&B Bolour in 1978, after moving their business to London, where Nader Bolour had his first meeting with Doris Leslie Blau, a great connoisseur of antique Oriental rugs. Few years later, when the two of them met again, they formed a partnership. Nader purchased Doris Leslie Blau Gallery in 1997.
Gallery’s great success on the antique and vintage rug market is due to its owner business sense, original thinking and, most importantly, immeasurable experience. With his finger constantly on the pulse of an ever-changing market and an unprecedented eye skilled in finding rare specimens, he instituted a new quality of the carpet dealership.
Apart from being an exquisite dealer of rugs, Nader Bolour is a designer himself, which can be easily seen in gallery’s broad range of custom carpets, made from best materials available for its demanding clientele. His designs are classical, yet contain hints of modernism. They combine the glory of the Orient with the freshness of contemporary influences. Nader Bolour’s love for rugs is reflected in the approach of his employees. Who would better understand the never-fading elegance of antique carpets if not the people who love them so dearly? Whether you seek a rug from Nader or you desire his original design, you can rest assured that he is prepared to deliver a bit of soul to your home.
Beijing’s love for art is undeniable. From traditional Chinese opera to Jingtailan metalworking technique, the city boast considerable artistic heritage. Wonderful Chinese silk carpets, both antique and vintage, are not the only ones decorating homes of the Beijing’s citizens. Luxurious antique carpets from all over the world found their ways into apartments and offices of Beijing in no small part thanks to Doris Leslie Blau.
Beijing is the city that never sleeps, so keeping up with its changeable trends and needs is a challenge that Doris Leslie Blau is happy to undertake. Whether you need elegant antique carpet or Chinese deco rug, we are always happy to serve. Our considerable gallery is constantly growing, so make sure to check our website often to see what new rugs appeared in our stock. For those most demanding, we offer custom carpets, made of best fibers available. This way you can design the rug of your dreams that will be just as special and original as you want it to be. As always, if you have any questions, we will be more than happy to answer them for you!