Known under the names of “The Port City”, “Azalea City”, “The City of Six Flags”, Mobile is Alabama’s capital and only saltwater port. Located at the head of the Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast, the city always played an important role in the region’s economy. It’s picturesque location and wide cultural offer make Mobile a popular tourist destination in Alabama. Exclusive collection of antique 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.
Doris Leslie Blau is honored to carter to the needs of Mobile’s residents with our best selection of antique rugs and contemporary carpets. As we restlessly try to improve, Doris Leslie Blau works closely with some of the city’s most prominent designers in order to deliver you the best products.
Our service and offer
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!
What matters to us the most is your satisfaction with our antique carpets
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. 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. 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 Jed Johnson Associates and Tommy Hilfiger.
First European Settlers of Mobile were French, who arrived there in the late 17th century and early 18th century. In 1702 colonists constructed Fort Louis de la Louisiane, at Twenty-seven Mile Bluff on the Mobile River, the first capital of the French colony of La Louisiane. The settlement was French property until 1763, when the Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the Seven Years’ War, won by Britain. France was forced to cede its territories east of the Mississippi River to Britain, which became a part of British West Florida colony. After that, Mobile started to grow rapidly, thanks to the abundance of cotton plantations in the area. The city was settled by attorneys, doctors, merchants and other professionals who wished to get rich on trade and slave trade. Although during the American Civil War, Mobile was on the side of Confederates, in the turn of the 20th the city became more progressive. The outbreak of World War II benefited the city, as the defense buildup in Mobile shipyards resulted in a considerable increase in the city’s white middle-class and working-class population. Thanks to newly acquired wealth, Mobile was able to develop immensely, not only economically, but also culturally.
Doris Leslie Blau’s owner – Nader Bolour
Doris Leslie Blau Gallery’s owner, Nader Bolour, is widely known as a talented designer and ingenious businessman. His fateful meeting with Doris Leslie Blau in 1978 marked the beginning of a new era for both gallery and rug industry. Few years later, when the two of them met again, they formed a partnership. Nader purchased Doris Leslie Blau Gallery in 1997. Nader Bolour is also a prolific designer, which becomes obvious once you see 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. 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.
Culture and entertainment in Mobile
As one of the region’s cultural centers, Mobile has a number of art museums, a symphony orchestra, a professional opera, and even a professional ballet company, not to mention a large concentration of historic architecture. The city currently has nine major historic districts: Old Dauphin Way, Midtown, Lower Dauphin Street, De Tonti Square, Leinkauf, Ashland Place, Campground, Church Street East, and Oakleigh Garden. The city has many surviving examples of Creole architecture, Bishop Portier House and the Carlen House being good examples. Mobile is famous for having the oldest organized Carnival celebrations in the United States, older than even the New Orlean’s. The festival began to be celebrated in the first decade of the 18th century by French Catholic colonial settlers. Mobile was host to the first formally organized Carnival mystic society, to celebrate with a parade in the United States, beginning in 1830.
Doris Leslie Blau on Mobile
Mobile’s role as Alabama’s economic center had a big impact on the attitude of his hard-working citizens. As shown by its history, the city managed to rise to greatness, becoming an American dream incarnate. We are happy to serve Mobile’s citizens with our highest quality antique rugs. If you are interested in Doris Leslie Blau’s wide offer, be sure to pay our website a visit! Thanks to our precise filters and tools, shopping for a perfect rug was never more easy and relaxing. Wherever you need an antique rug or maybe something more contemporary, Doris Leslie Blau is m happy to serve you with our expertise and excellent service.