A 40+ year love affair with Oriental rugs has blossomed into the Lehigh Valley’s premier Oriental Rug Sales and Service company, Ward’s Oriental Rugs. Using his down time during travel while working for corporate America, Gary spent years perusing rug markets, dealers, and auctions. Air travels (and delays) were an opportunity for Gary to ingest book after book detailing the history, mystery and allure of oriental rugs. His bedside reading material was strictly non-fiction.
Kevin fondly remembers Saturdays spent on his father’s shoulders – any auction near Allentown, Bethlehem or Easton might just lead to their next great find.
Together, father and son have continued their immersion in this exciting world. From courses at NYU in Fine Oriental Rug Studies, to their certification with the Appraiser’s Association of America, from their attendance at Sotheby’s and Christie’s Auction, from cleaning certifications from the cleantrust (formerly the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration) to the west coast for classes in hand restoration work, Gary and Kevin not only own and operate Ward’s Oriental Rug Service and Gallery, the completely understand their subject matter and continue to attend courses to further their education.
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