Douglas Stock Gallery

One of America’s most selective dealers in antique Oriental rugs. Also featuring new hand woven, natural dye rugs.

Our shop is located 15 miles west of Boston and 5 minutes from Wellesley center in South Natick, MA.  Hours: Monday – Saturday by appointment or chance.

Please, call Helen or Douglas with any questions at: (781) 205-9817      

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For questions about antique rugs or contemporary, hand woven natural dye rugs, please call Douglas or Helen Stock at: (781) 205-9817

Nationally regarded as specialists in antique Oriental rugs, Helen and Douglas Stock work with individual clients, architects and interior designers nationwide. Their shop in the Boston area, located near the South Natick / Wellesley line, is open Monday to Saturday by appointment or chance. The Stocks have antique rug clients in Connecticut, Rhode Island and throughout New England; in New York; and across the United States from Washington, DC and Florida to California. Douglas Stock Gallery offers shipping of our antique and contemporary Oriental rugs to all 50 states.

Douglas Stock Gallery sells rugs that are on consignment from private individuals or trade colleagues; offers search services to find rugs for specific projects from our national network of sources; purchases or trades rugs; and offers appraisal, cleaning and restoration services for antique rugs.

Helen and Douglas have spoken at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. on three occasions and written numerous articles on antique carpets for magazines and trade publications. Douglas serves as chairman of the Antique Carpets Vetting Committee for The Winter Antiques Show in New York City.

Douglas Stock Gallery offers a range of antique Oriental rugs, including 19th and early 20th century village and city Persian rugs and carpets focusing primarily on Bidjar, Heriz, Serapi, Bakshaish, Fereghan, Sarouk, Mohtasham Kashan, Sultanabad, and Tabriz weavings. We also offer various antique Persian tribal rugs including antique Kurdish and Shah Savan rugs and bags from northwest Persia; and South Persian tribal rugs and bags by the QashQ’ai, Bakhtiari, Afshar and Luri tribes. Douglas Stock Gallery also offers antique Caucasian rugs including Shirvan, Kuba and Kazak rugs.

Our Reserve Collection features our most important antique rugs and carpets.

Our Oriental Rugs For New Collectors page offers a selection of more moderately priced antique Oriental rugs and new natural dye Oriental rugs.

Douglas Stock Gallery specializes in a number of types of antique Persian rugs, plus antique Caucasian rugs. Among our areas of specialization are Antique Bidjar, Senneh & Kurdish Rugs

In addition to antique Oriental rugs, we offer a small, exceptional quality selection of new, hand woven Oriental rugs from some of the best contemporary Oriental rug productions in the world that feature natural dyes and hand spun wool.

Helen and Douglas Stock of Douglas Stock Gallery work with antique Oriental rug clients in the Boston area, including Beacon Hill and the Back Bay in Boston itself, plus Brookline, Newton, Wellesley, Weston, Belmont, Lexington, Needham, Dover, Sherborn and Concord. Helen and Douglas Stock also work with antique Oriental rug clients from the Boston North Shore including Marblehead, Wenham and Manchester; and Boston South Shore towns including Hingham, Cohasset, Duxbury, and Chatham and Osterville on Cape Cod.

Douglas Stock Gallery is a member of the Antiques Dealers’ Association Of America (ADA).

We work with antique rug clients across the United States and offer nationwide shipping.

We offer search services for specific types or sizes of antique rugs not in current inventory and work closely with individual clients, architects and interior designers to find outstanding choices for residences and corporate settings.

And while it is a very small part of our business, we have a long-standing interest in 17th and 18th century English and Dutch Delft pottery and occasionally have a good piece for sale. We are particularly interested in antique English Delft from the city of Bristol, especially 18th century Bristol Delft chargers. If you are interested in antique Delft pottery, please let us know your collecting interests.

Douglas Stock Gallery

15 miles west of Boston and 5 minutes from Wellesley center

21 Eliot Street (Route 16) South Natick, Massachusetts 01760

With questions or to schedule an appointment, please call Helen or Douglas Stock at:

(781) 205-9817

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement for a highly important antique northwest Persian Bakshaish rug in the November / December 2021 issue of The Magazine Antiques

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement for a highly important antique northwest Persian Bakshaish rug in the November / December 2021 issue of The Magazine Antiques

Douglas Stock Gallery Oriental Rugs advertisement in The Magazine Antiques May / June 2022 issue featuring a world class antique Mohtasham Kashan rug, central Persia, late 19th century

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement in The Magazine Antiques, May issue 2022, important antique Mohtasham Kashan rug

Douglas Stock Gallery is one of America's most selective dealers in antique Oriental rugs and antique Persian carpets. Douglas Stock Gallery owners Helen and Douglas Stock specialize in 19th century Persian rugs and carpets, especially in antique Bidjar rugs, antique Heriz "Serapi" rugs, antique Fereghan Sarouk rugs and antique Mohtasham Kashan rugs. Douglas Stock Gallery also offers a fine selection of antique Caucasian rugs and antique Persian tribal rugs. Douglas Stock Gallery is located 15 miles west of Boston, including the Beacon Hill and Back Bay neighborhoods in historic South Natick, Massachusetts. Douglas Stock Gallery is a source of antique rugs for clients in Brookline, Newton, Concord, Weston, Wellesley and the Boston North Shore and Boston South Shore. Douglas and Helen Stock work by appointment with antique rugs clients in New England, New York, Washington, DC and across the United States from Florida to Los Angeles and other areas of California. Douglas Stock Gallery is a member of the Antiques Dealers' Association Of America.

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement  in the November / December 2023 issue of The Magazine Antiques, featuring an antique Bidjar rug, an antique Heriz “Serapi” rug, an antique Bakshaish carpet, and an antique Heriz “Serapi” carpet

Douglas Stock Gallery Oriental Rugs advertisement in The Magazine Antiques May / June 2022 issue featuring a world class antique Mohtasham Kashan rug, central Persia, late 19th century

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement in The Magazine Antiques, May issue 2022, important antique Mohtasham Kashan rug

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement for an antique Persian Heriz "Serapi" carpet in the May / June 2023 issue of The Magazine Antiques

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement in The Magazine Antiques, May / June issue 2023, a large antique Persian Heriz “Serapi” carpet

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement for an antique Persian Bakshaish carpet in the January 2022 issue of The Magazine Antiques

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement in The Magazine Antiques January 2022

Douglas Stock Gallery advertisement in The Magazine Antiques, July 2022 issue, antique Heriz “Serapi” carpet

Douglas Stock Gallery Oriental rug advertisement in The Magazine Antiques, March 2022 issue, antique Shirvan long rug, Shirvan rug, Heriz “Serapi” rug

Douglas Stock Gallery

15 miles west of Boston and 5 minutes from Wellesley center

21 Eliot Street (Route 16) South Natick, Massachusetts 01760

With questions or to schedule an appointment, please call Helen or Douglas Stock at:

(781) 205-9817

Antique Karaja rug and Bakshaish carpet at Douglas Stock Gallery, Boston, MA area antique Oriental rug and carpet specialist dealer with a national reputation
Douglas Stock Gallery, Antique Oriental Rugs, South Natick (Boston area), Massachusetts

The Boston area market for antique Oriental rugs and Persian carpets is diverse and wide ranging. Many clients still prefer traditional antique Persian rugs such as antique Bidjar rugs, antique Heriz “Serapi” rugs, antique Kashan rugs, Antique Fereghan rugs and Sarouk rugs, antique Persian tribal rugs including antique Afshar, QashQa’i, Luri and Bakhtiari rugs; plus antique Caucasian rugs. Other clients, especially Boston area and New England and New York interior designers, prefer lighter color antique carpets such as antique Persian Sultanabad carpets, antique Persian Tabriz carpets and antique Turkish Oushak carpets. Douglas Stock Gallery offers a wide range of antique Oriental rugs from inventory and, with 38 years of experience in the antique Oriental rugs field, we have a national and international group of colleagues from whom we can source antique rugs for specific requests. While we specialize in a few types in antique rugs and carpets in particular, we can generally find options to fit requests ranging from a small antique Bidjar rug with saturated colors to an over size antique Sultanabad carpet with a lighter palette.  Here is some background information on rug types you will frequently find at Douglas Stock Gallery.

BIDJAR RUGS: Known as “The Iron Rug of Persia”, Bidjar rugs were woven in northwest Persia’s Kurdistan Province. The construction of Bidjar rugs is what makes them so durable. In the weaving process, a metal comb and hammer are used to pack down the rows of knots and multiple weft threads (horizontal foundation threads) are used. This results in a “double knot” or “depressed knot”, where one half of the knot appears almost directly over the other half. This, coupled with generally very high grade wool, results in a heavy weight textile that is dense and durable. In antique Bidjar rugs, natural dyes were generally used into the 1920s. In our selection of contemporary hand woven Bidjar rugs, both natural dyes and hand spun wool are used, similar to the traditional process used in the production of Bidjar rugs in the 19th century.

Bidjar weavers used a wide range of designs, including the Harshang design of various palmettes; the Split Arabesque design, with Arabesque and strap work designs; the Mina Hani design of flowerheads and lattice work; the classical Herati design featuring a flowerhead within diamond, with leaves or fish surrounding the diamond; various versions of “open field” formats, often with a central medallion and large “anchor” pendants; the Afshan design of flowerheads and leaves; and other formats.

HERIZ RUGS: Antique Heriz rugs were woven in northwest Persia’s Azerbaijan Province. They are renowned for their splendid colors and geometric designs. Many people are drawn to geometric, “tribal”-like designs. But nomadic weavers rarely had the ability to produce room size carpets. Although Heriz is a village, and the weavers are sedentary and not part of a particular tribal group, carpets produced here are an anomaly within the general Persian carpet range, in that room size carpets tend to reflect rectilinear articulation of motifs and often a lot of open space between motifs, giving the carpet an appearance along the lines of what a large version of a tribal rug might look like.

Heriz weavers utilizied natural dyes up into the 1920s and sometimes even 1930s; and our hand woven, contemporary Heriz rugs again use natural dyes and hand spun wool.

Heriz rugs and carpets tend to be quite durable. They generally feature a coarse to medium fine weave and high wool quality.

19th century Heriz carpets are often colloquially referred to as “Serapi” carpets. The best examples can be quite expensive and are among the most prized carpets for both traditional and modern interiors, given their geometric designs and magnificent colors.

ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING AND REPAIR / RESTORATION: Douglas Stock Gallery offers expert cleaning and repair or restoration of antique Oriental rugs and Persian carpets in the Boston,MA area.