"Generationally wealthy" art connoisseurs impacting market for 19th century oriental rugs


OAKLAND, CA.- Jan David Winitz, president/founder of Claremont Rug Company, today described his market for art-level 19th century Oriental carpets as increasingly being led by connoisseurs whom he describes as “generationally wealthy.” According to Winitz, acknowledged as the world’s leading dealer of art-level antique Oriental rugs, “generationally wealthy” connoisseurs are people who have both an appreciation of the inspired artistry of the pieces and who have had the wherewithal for two or more generations to acquire them. “After three decades working with major art collectors, I have come to the realization that there are people whose families have been acquiring art for generations, with an ability to recognize and to take advantage of an investment