In addition to having Kentucky’s largest and most comprehensive inventory of antique, traditional, contemporary and transitional rugs, Frances Lee Jasper is THE SOURCE for all of your rug needs.
Protecting your investment with good care and cleaning, oriental rugs can be passed down for generations. For over 30 years our firm has specialized in proper cleaning, care and restoration of oriental rugs. Pickup and delivery service available.
A rug should be vacuumed regularly to maintain the integrity of the fibers and to remove excess dirt. The fringe should not be vacuumed to avoid possible damage. We recommend our professional cleaning for oriental rugs every one to three years.
Treatment of Stains
For those unfortunate emergencies, pour club soda onto the stained area; then blot, not rub, with a clean soft cloth. Repeat this process until the stain is removed. The next step is to elevate the wet area so the rug can breathe, then dry the area as quickly as possible using a fan or hair dryer to speed up the drying process. Pet and red wine stains are further hazards to oriental rugs. Immediate attention is best. Left untreated these stains can do permanent damage to the fibers of the rug. Please contact us as soon as possible. There is no guarantee on the removal of pet stains or red wine stains.
Prolong the life of an oriental rug by adding a layer of protection from spills and accidents. We can do a scotch guard treatment which helps repel spills, block stains, and resist soils without changing the look and feel of the rug.
When repairs are necessary we have the expertise to meet your needs. We can evaluate damage and recommend appropriate repair using our on-site personnel or expert weavers in New York, Pakistan, and Turkey.
- Reconstruction of ends and sides
- Reweaving of a flatweave or piled rug
- We can patch a rug if the value does not warrant reweaving
- Cosmetic color enhancement for very old, worn, or faded rugs
We have the proper padding to ensure the durability of your rug and your personal safety, and we will gladly cut a pad to perfectly fit any size rug.
We offer in store and in home appraisals by Joe Tousi, one of the countries most experienced certified appraisers. To protect your investment many insurance companies require an appraisal to be covered on your policy, and rugs are often considered fine art in a different category than furnishing.
Buy & Trade
We know that some of our guests may wish to sell antique rugs or to apply their value toward the purchase of a new rug. As a result, we are always interested in considering pieces for purchase, trade, or consignment.
Planning for a special event, photo shoot, or a temporary relocation? Fran Jasper is pleased to offer short and long term rental options from our extensive collection of rugs. Whether you need a rug for a party or a longer-term event, Fran can help you select the perfect piece that will match your timeframe. If you would like to learn more about our rental options, please call 502-459-1044.