From all of us here at the Persian Gallery New York team, we would like to wish our clients, colleagues, family, and friends all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year, and Happy Winter Holidays!
With the resurgence of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and specifically the Omicron variant, we wish you all safety, health, and peace, and will be maintaining extra masking, safety, and cleaning protocols in our showroom, with our staff, and with all of our products.
For our clients and colleagues who are searching for last minute holiday gifts, you can visit our online shops on such popular websites as 1stDibs, Chairish, Etsy, and eBay, as well as our own PGNY Outlet for an eclectic mix of decorative vintage and antique items, which are available for immediate shipping, or even better, for in-store pickup, with the option of touchless curbside pickup!
Hundreds of items are available with free domestic shipping and amazing discounts right up until Christmas Eve, and the sale offers continue after that, all the way through New Year’s Day! Visit our Buy It Now page to browse some of our most exciting and newly added sale offerings!
Special pricing and services are also available to trade members.
If you prefer to visit us in person, we are open for business during normal business hours, from Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 5PM, with the exception this year of the two Fridays of Christmas and New Year’s, Fridays, December 24 and 31.
From all of us here at the Persian Gallery New York team, we would like to wish our clients, colleagues, family, and friends all a Happy Thanksgiving holiday weekend!
The PGNY.com staff is thankful for so many things this holiday season, including our collective health, peace, safety, and togetherness, and our wonderful clients, colleagues and friends who have helped to make this year such a memorable one, as we celebrated a huge milestone, with our 50th Anniversary in the area rug trade!
For our clients and colleagues who are interested in our annual Black Friday sales, you can visit our online shops on such popular websites as 1stDibs, Chairish, Etsy, and eBay, as well as our own PGNY Outlet.
Items are available with free domestic shipping and amazing discounts throughout this Black Friday weekend, including Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. Special pricing is also available to trade members. Visit our Buy It Now page to browse some of our most exciting sale offerings!
If you prefer to visit us in person, we are open for business during normal business hours, from Monday through Friday, from 9AM to 5PM, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day.
From all of us here at Persian Gallery New York , we would like to wish our clients, colleagues, family, and friends all a Merry Christmas, a belated Happy Chanukah, and a Happy New Year! Seasons greetings from our families to yours, we wish you a happy, healthy and safe Year End Winter Holiday season, safe travels, and a coronavirus free holiday!
The year 2020 was definitely a memorable one, and despite the difficulties and challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, we thank you all for making this year one we will never forget.
For those who are interested in our annual Year End Winter Holiday sales, you can visit our online shops on such popular websites as 1stDibs, Chairish, Etsy, and eBay, as well as our own PGNY Outlet. Items are available with free domestic shipping and amazing discounts through the end of the year. In-store or curbside pickup options are available for last minute holiday shoppers. Special pricing is also available to trade members. Visit our Buy It Now page to browse some of our most exciting sale offerings.
Happy winter holidays to you all, and we looking forward to helping you find the perfect antique rugs and tapestries for your decorating needs throughout the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weekends! We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!
From all of us here at Persian Gallery New York, including the extended Hakim family and our staff, we would like to wish you all a Happy Easter, a Happy Passover (Chag Sameach!), a Happy Nowruz (Eideh Nowruz Mobarak!), and a very happy Spring Holiday season to all!
This year’s Spring Holidays have had a much different feel to them than those of previous years, in that the main thoughts in everyone’s minds has been about the global pandemic from the COVID-19 Corona Virus outbreak, as opposed to the global celebration of the start of the Spring season, and its observance across different religions, nationalities, and cultural and ethnic groups.
We here at Persian Gallery have also been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, as we operate our business out of our office and showroom in Midtown Manhattan, and Manhattan and the entire New York metro area have been on lock down for the last three weeks as a result of the pandemic.
As such, for the last three weeks, our office and showroom have been closed, and we have been working from home, with reduced staff and ability to connect with our colleagues and clientele.
This closure has coincided with the holiday celebrations for Easter and Passover that would normally cause us to take days off in other years, but in that case has been an unexpected closure of three weeks and counting, with no definite end point in sight.
Despite our prolonged “out of office” situation, we are still sending out shipments for our clients periodically, and our annual Easter and Passover Sale is in full swing across all of our online sales platforms, from our online stores on 1stdibs, Chairish, Etsy, eBay, and Invaluable, to our very own PGNY Outlet right here on PGNY.com.
Happy Spring Holidays to you all, and we wish you and yours health and safety in this difficult time. We hope to see you again soon, and look forward to the day when the COVID-19 crisis is nothing but a distant memory. Blessings from our homes to yours!
On January 7, 2020, Farokh Hakim of Persian Gallery Company passed away. One of the founders of Persian Gallery, along with his brothers, Ike and Sam Hakim, Farokh, or “Frank”, was a veteran of the oriental rug trade for over forty years.
Born in Iran in 1934, Farokh spent his early years in Tehran, before spending two and a half years in the nascent IDF during a stint in Israel in the early 1950s. He returned to Iran after that, and joined his father, Soleiman Hakim, in the oriental rug business. The rug trade took him all around Iran, from Tehran to Mashad to Shiraz, and then later, to Europe, with stops in England, Switzerland, and beyond.
After several years of traveling Iran and Europe and learning the ins and outs of the rug trade, Farokh started his own family in Iran, marrying his wife Effat in 1964. They had their first daughter, Nancy shortly thereafter while still in Tehran, before traveling to Israel in 1969 and having their second daughter, Natalie. Farokh and the family returned briefly to Iran, where his wife and daughters stayed. Farokh ventured off to the United States to be reunited with his brothers, Ike and Sam, who had gone to the U.S. prior to that to pursue their college educations.
Once in the United States, Farokh, Ike and Sam agreed to carry on their father’s oriental rug business in New York. They created Persian Gallery Company in 1971, and started as a retail operation on Third Avenue. Over the next several years, the business underwent many changes, with the three brothers switching from retail to wholesale, and with the youngest brother, Sam ultimately leaving to start his own venture, Hakim Oriental Rugs.
Farokh and Ike continued with Persian Gallery, and followed the movements of the oriental rug trade around Midtown Manhattan, from Midtown on 28th Street and Fifth Avenue, to the West Side in the Potamkin Building, and later back to the East Side on 30th Street and Madison Avenue, and finally at their current location a couple of blocks away on 31st Street between Madison and Park Avenues.
Farokh’s nuclear and extended families from Iran and Israel rejoined the brothers in New York, after which Farokh and Effat had their third child, their son Rodney. The family and the business both grew throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and the extended Hakim clan were among the first members of their Persian Jewish Community to relocate from Queens to Long Island, setting down roots in and around Great Neck, New York.
Farokh continued to contribute his time and energy to expanding operations at Persian Gallery over the next two decades, crisscrossing the Northeastern U.S. in pursuit of the best carpets he could find. He was renowned throughout the rug industry for his good taste in rugs, his negotiating skills, his kindness, and for his penchant of walking around town with giant 200 pound rugs slung over his shoulder.
After his three children were all married, and Farokh and Ike’s sons, Rodney and Robert, were both added to the Persian Gallery team, Farokh retired from the rug trade in 2009. In the ensuing years, he battled Parkinson’s and other diseases, and after many years, finally succumbed to his ailments.
Farokh Hakim is survived by his wife, Effat Hakim, by his daughter, Nancy Dilamani and her husband Alfred, and by their children Steven (and wife and children) and Michael (and fiancee) Dilamani and families; by his daughter Natalie Hakimian and her husband Edmond, and by their children David and Daniel Hakimian (and wife Shannon); by his son Rodney Hakim and his wife Dorit and family; by his brother, Ike Hakim; by his sister Mehri Hakim; and by his late brother Sam Hakim’s wife Debora Hakim and children.
He will be missed by his family, the Persian Gallery team, rug industry peers, friends, family, and the by extended community.
The Fall Holiday season is upon us, and from all of us here at Persian Gallery New York, we wish you happy holidays! As of this weekend, there is a holiday every week for the next several weeks, including Rosh Ha’Shanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Columbus Day, and more. Whichever holidays you celebrate, we wish you and yours a happy, healthy holiday season. Please note that our showroom will be closed on the following days in observance of the aforementioned holidays:
E-mail us at email@example.com or call us at (212) 683-2699 with your rug requests, questions, cleaning and repair requests, and other special needs.
We also have special discount offers available for the Fall Holiday season throughout all our sales channels, including our the PGNY Outlet and the Buy It Now section, as well as on our individual shops on 1stdibs, Chairish, Etsy, eBay, and Invaluable. Check out the links for these sections below, where we are offering discounts of 15% or more and free shipping for the holidays!