The Topalian name is highly respected in the design trade as a source of fine antique and semi-antique oriental rugs and carpets. Founded by Malcolm F. Topalian in 1933 and expanded by him over more than five decades, the business focuses exclusively on one- of-a-kind decorative and collectible pieces. Malcolm’s discerning eye and third- generation position in the field enabled him to amass one of the largest and most wide- ranging collections in the New York market.
His son Mark joined the business in 1982. Mark graduated from Boston University with a business administration degree and attended the New York School of Interior Design. This background has enabled him to take over the leadership of the firm and to keep abreast of the changing design trends and aesthetics of the market.
Since 1994, Mark has also been a consultant and appraiser for Doyle New York, a leading auction house, specializing in estate, donation, IRS charitable contribution, and fair market value appraisals. Through this affiliation, he has appeared as an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. He is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America, and has worked with leading insurance companies in damage and replacement value appraisals. Early in 2008, M. Topalian, Inc. joined the prestigious Art and Antique Dealers League of America, the oldest principal antiques and fine arts organization in America.
A primary goal of M. Topalian, Inc., is to make the process of purchasing an oriental rug or carpet a pleasurable experience. A visit to our showroom in New York provides the opportunity to examine and purchase some of the best woven examples of art available. We also offer cleaning, restoration, and conservation services to our clients.
A selection of rugs from our extensive inventory appears here. To find rugs that meet your particular specifications, click on the search link and fill out our rug request form — we will be happy to send you photographs or digital images of additional pieces to consider. We look forward to working with you in the future.