Mark Henry Lampe

Fine Oriental Carpets and Rugs Specialist


Mark Henry Lampe joins Chiswick Auctions from Christie's South Kensington where he was Head of Carpets since 1990. A few years after joining Christie’s, Mark was made Associate Director and grew the department to include large quarterly sales. Mark’s accumulated market experience, first learned working for a well-known London dealer whilst reading Economics, has honed his ability to match the carpet to the buyer. Mark’s extensive knowledge of buying and selling carpets and rugs is recognised worldwide by the industry and private clients alike

Chris Vin

Carpets and Rugs Specialist


Chris started his career in the industry in the late 1980s, working for two large wholesalers supplying retailers such as Harrods, Liberty London and John Lewis. He ran a wholesale business in France for 5 years before starting his own business in 2003. He travels regularly on buying trips to Pakistan, India and Iran.

The next Carpets and Rug auction will take place on Tuesday 4th July.

The next Fine Oriental Carpets and Rugs auction will take place on Tuesday 25th July.


Selling rugs and tapestries from across the world to our discerning clientele. Mark Henry and Chris are available to provide complimentary valuations every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please call 020 8992 4442 to make an appointment.

Viewing rugs before an auction

Each rug is given a condition rating as part of its catalogue description from A to E with A being the highest.

We strongly recommend viewing any rug that you are interested in purchasing in advance of the auction.

Stacks of rugs will be turned at 12.00 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm on the Sunday and Monday preceding the sale and at 10 am on the day of auction.

Thank you for your cooperation.