Bernie has been a pleasure to deal with for our recent purchase of a lovely Persian carpet. His selection is extensive and varied, he shared his knowledge with enthusiasm, he allowed us to try several rugs in our home, in fact the rug we finally decided on was one we had not even seen but he thought we might like based on the room photos we had sent him initially! We would definitely recommend Beckwith Galleries for quality Persian rugs. H in Kanata

Jeffrey Chapman

I was completely/100% happy with my dealings with Beckwith Galleries and the tremendous service they provided. Bernie, and his associate, Doug, were a pleasure to deal with and thoroughly knowledgeable and professional in every way. Bernie came to my home and gave me a very professional assessment of the damage/wear to my four rugs and was very transparent and pragmatic about the extent of the work and restoration he thought was appropriate, which also kept the cleaning and repair work to a reasonable and realistic cost.

He gave me a well/informed estimate on the spot and took the rugs away that very day. I had them back in much less time than I would have expected, given the scope of the work, and they looked tremendous. The rugs are certainly 60, or more, years old – they have been in our household for about 40 years. After cleaning and restoration they looked beautiful! The colours had been revived, the pile was springier to the step and the worn edges and fringes were all safely stitched and repaired to ensure no further deterioration.

In addition, Doug also came home and did an excellent/virtually-invisible on-site repair to the border of another rug (which, given its size, was not practical to take out). I am very grateful for Bernie and Doug’s timely and professional service and cannot recommend their work more highly.


We recently purchased a beautiful Persian carpet from Beckwith Galleries. Bernie spent a great deal of time and patience with me as we thought about several candidates. When I told Bernie the space we had in mind, he suggested a carpet that I eventually went with! I couldn’t be happier.

David Lucas

Bernie was a pleasure to work with, and he went out of his way to assist us in choosing the perfect area rugs for our home. His helpful advice, and the ability to examine a number of carpets right in our own home really made a difference. Bernie made it so easy – lugging heavy carpets in and out until we were satisfied that we had what we wanted.

Helmut Ragnitz

Excellent service from a true and honest professional.Enjoyed the no pressure approach. Had prompt service and attention to detail


Bernie assisted me with the repair and cleaning of three much lived with Bokhara rugs, that were sadly needing TCL. I am delighted to have them back home, looking like they’ve had facelifts. The work was done in good time and was affordable. I enjoyed meeting and working with Bernie, as well as taking in so much beauty from the galleries collection.

Jacques Desjardins

Beckwith Galleries has provided us with outstanding service. The owner helped us to choose carpets. He made research to find the best possible carpet for us and always brought a number of them to make sure that the winning choice was the perfect one. Bernie knows oriental carpets as nobody in Ottawa does. Bernie is very professional and vey dedicated to please the people that trust him.
When needed, Bernie helped us a number of times with the cleaning of our oriental carpets. Cleaning was always done meticulously, to our satisfaction. We’ve tried others before, but in our view, Beckwith Galleries is the best business of this kind in Ottawa.

Claire Harrison

Working with Bernie at Beckwith Galleries was a pleasure. When we couldn’t quite find what we were looking for, Bernie sent us photos of possibilities not in his showroom. He then allowed us to take the chosen area rugs home so that we could “try” them out in different rooms. Two of them were perfect! In addition, Bernie handled the cleaning of our 40-year-old, living room, Persian carpet. Now it quietly glows.

Carmelle P

Where to start…The professionalism, quality, guidance, patience; “flawless”. I was never hurried, all questions were answered (no matter how mundane)…all done with a sense of graciousness and humour.
My final selected carpet is beautiful. Bernie, my most heartfelt thanks for making the process painless.This was by far the most agreeable shopping experience I’ve had in quite some time.

Valerie Clements

We were thrilled with the personal support of Bernie Teklenburg for the purchase of two oriental rugs for our new condo recently. Through numerous consultations in which we tried out a variety of rugs Bernie found us just the right rugs which we fell in love with. We never felt pressured and we were happy with the prices.

B Beck

Excellent service. Knowledgeable. Allowed us to see several rugs in our home before deciding on purchase. Responded to our interest.

E. Yardley

Excellent service. I called Beckwith Galleries for help in appraising my oriental carpets that had been damaged in a flood. Bernie came out and provided an appraisal for my insurance company within a day. In the end, I hired Beckwith Galleries to clean the carpets, which turned out beautifully. An added bonus was the pick up and drop off service to my home. I highly recommend this company.