Royal Antique Rugs is a century-old business, started and currently owned by the Lotfi family. We specialize in the buying, selling, cleaning and restoring of antique Oriental rugs, tapestries, aubusson or other hand-made woven items. Originally founded in Tehran, we relocated our headquarters to, and have been serving the greater Toronto area since 1996. Owner, David Bakshi Lotfi is much sought after for his expertise and knowledge of antique rugs as well as for his superior restoration skills. He is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable people in the world when it comes to the subject of antique oriental carpets. The Toronto gallery is now the centre of a worldwide business with additional locations in Tehran. The Tehran premises are managed by David’s brother. Here we employ more than 50 restorers who are responsible for the restoration of the woven articles sent to them from our galleries. All the staff of Royal Antique Rugs are personally trained by David himself.