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Rug Cleaning, Repair & Appraisal
Buy, Sell & Trade - New & Antique

Oriental Rug Appraisal

We can document the value of your rugs

Oriental Rug AppraisalEven priceless works of art need to be insured. We offer appraisals by Ken Ashtari, one of the industry's most highly qualified and respected experts.

Ken Ashtari has been a qualified appraiser since 1995. He is one of only two active certified appraisers in Pennsylvania, and the only one in the Pittsburgh area. His appraising area of expertise is personal property, with a specialty in carpets, rugs and antique furniture. Ken has traveled extensively around the world, including Afghanistan, China, India, Iran, Georgia, Pakistan, Romania, Turkey, and many remote villages. He has met weavers and seen firsthand how rugs are made from start to finish.

Appraisals by an accredited expert

As a credentialed member of the Oriental Rug Retailers of America (ORRA), Ken is well-respected for his knowledge and experience in assessing the overall quality and value of carpets, including knot type, dye content, fiber and origin of your carpet. Certification through the ORRA recognizes Ken as a highly qualified appraiser with the accreditation of Certified Rug Appraiser (CRA), endorsing the code of ethical business practices, providing consumer education consultation, and appraisal expertise.

Ken works with the United States Customs Office, providing agents with the origin, value and age of pieces being declared by travelers through the Pittsburgh International Airport. Ken is a yearly participant in the Pittsburgh Home and Garden Show, as well as the Hidden Treasures event at the Heinz History Center. These events led to appearances on The Antiques Roadshow as an expert Oriental rug appraiser.

There are many instances when you may require the experienced expertise of Ken Ashtari. A variety of situations may occur that create the need for appraisals such as: estate tax, insurance, charitable donation, liquidations, purchases and sale. Clients include disaster restoration companies, insurance companies, museums, libraries, houses on the historic registry and private estates.

What our customers say:

Ken and his team at Northside Carpet are simply outstanding! They took some damaged rugs and restored them to their natural beauty for our family.

Trust is everything with the handling of these rugs, and they proved to be very trustworthy and professional each step of the way. If I need my special rugs cleaned, protected, or repaired, there is no one else I go to!

John Fanning

Not only am I pleased with the carpet cleaning-but they have the most wonderful drivers. Today I had the pleasure of meeting John and Alex, I can not say enough about them! They were so friendly and even came prepared with dog treats! They went above and beyond.

Mary Jean G.

Had two large, valuable carpets cleaned, including some reweaving.  Came back clean and bright, which is what you'd expect.  We opted for "lift and lay" service to avoid having to move furniture and roll the carpets (and repeat upon delivery) and JOHN could not have been more professional,. courteous and customer-oriented. So many delivery services complain and  look for ways to do less - these  very knowledgeable guys didn't stop until everything was perfect, and were friendly and personable the entire time. Huge asset to Northside Carpet.

Ed Donovan

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Northside Headquarters

1001 Constance St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 231-3740 | (412) 322-1178 (fax)
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-3:30pm | Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm

Squirrel Hill Showroom

2127 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-3740 | (412) 421-7332 (fax)
Tues-Sat: 10am-6pm | Sun-Mon by appt. only

Mt. Lebanon Showroom

320 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15234
(412) 344-3740
Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm | Sun-Mon by appt. only