After 33 years In the Oriental Rug
business in Jacksonville, Charlie Harb,
owner of C. Harb's Rug Gallery in the
Southside area, will be retiring. Charlie is
of the third generation of the Harb family
in the Oriental rug business. He is now
liquidating the thousands of rugs stocked
at his Philips Highway showroom.
To thank the community for more than
three decades of patronage, helping to
make his business a success, Charlie is
currently offering the public a "Buy 1 Rug,
Get 1 Rug FREE" deal.
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C. Harb's Rugs Gallery
His great-uncle, who was the brother of
his paternal grandfather, began the legacy
a century ago in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Charlie's father, after being trained by
his uncle, then moved to Wilmington,
Delaware to set up his branch of the
business there. There's where Charlie was born and learned the trade.
His first job
was at 12, working with his dad and earning
25 cents per day, enough to buy himself a
couple of comic books from the drugstore
across the street from the family shop.
Harb's welcomes individuals and
wholesalers. All price points are included in
the special offer. Further, Charlie is willing
to beat any internet price for rugs sold by
manufacturers he works with. All of this is to
celebrate his upcoming retirement and to
say, "Thank you, Jacksonville."
Included in the sale are items from
Charlie's personal collection of rugs, which
contains several unique and interesting
pieces not seen before by his clientele.
Rectangular rugs in inventory range In
size from 12 x 18 Inches to 12 x 18 feet.
Harb's stock includes a variety of shapes
as well: circulars, squares, ovals, runners,
and octagonals. There are traditional styles,
contemporary designs, and transitional rugs
C. Harb's Rug Gallery carries a mix of
both hand-knotted, authentic Oriental
rugs and machine-made reproductions.
That means Harb's can accommodate any
budget. The staff works with clients directly
and with Interior Designers, as requested.
Among the authentic pieces, Charlie has
ones that have been woven in a variety of
Asian countries. He also has rare finds, new
and used antique and semi-antique Persian
rugs that he had obtained prior to the
embargo on imports from modern day Iran.
Having spent his entIre life in the
industry, Charlie is not only knowledgable
about Oriental rug sales, but he is also
passionate about the history behind the
products he sells.
C. Harb 's Rug Gallery is a full-service
retailer that offers cleaning and repair work
that are done on the store's premises.
Harb's makes rug cleaning and repairs
convenient, too, offering pickup and
delivery with no rug-size limitations.
In addition to Oriental rug sales
cleaning and repairs at his gallery, Charlie
Harb does rug appraisals and consultations.
All will continue until his retirement later
As one of Jacksonville’s premier rug cleaners, we provide gentle yet thorough rug cleaning which is done in our own rug cleaning plant located on our Jacksonville premises. We specialize in repairing rugs, and our rug repairs and restorations can restore a damaged rug's value.
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