Since 1918

Professional Appraisers of Fine Rugs

Professional Appraisals

Have a rug that’s been handed down from generation to generation in your family and want to know the value of it?  Are you an insurance company working on a claim dealing with oriental rugs? Or, if you just need a rug appraisal for insurance purposes. We can help! 

For three generations and over 100 years, our family has been involved in the Oriental rug business. We are the only O.R.R.A. certified appraisers in the Virginia.  Frank Eways, Sr. wrote and helped develop the exam that certifies all O.R.R.A. rug appraisers in the country.  

Frank Eways, Jr. is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Oriental Rug Retailer’s Association.
We provide professional appraisals for:

  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Charitable Donations

About ORRA

ORRA,  was formed in 1969 to help bring high standards and ethical practices to the business of selling fine hand-knotted and woven rugs.  Over the years, ORRA has become known throughout the country as the organization to depend upon for reliable rug information.  The organization has served its members for decades providing information and support for retailing fine carpets.  

ORRA developed the Certified Rug Appraiser program in 1979. It is an exhaustive examination that certifies an individual to be an appraiser of oriental rugs.  CRA’s are accepted as experts by the banking and insurance industries across the US and Canada.

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