Quadrifoglio Gallery is a member of The Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA). Founded in 1926, The League is the oldest antiques organization in the United States and is comprised of approximately 100 of the leading antiques dealers in America. Quadrifoglio Gallery is also one of 267 American members of the international antiques organization Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d’Art (CINOA).
The gallery, which is owned by Douglas and Helen Stock, specializes in antique Persian, Caucasian and Turkish rugs, carpets and collectable bags from the 19th century and early 20th centuries.
Quadrifoglio Gallery also offers new, natural dye Oriental rugs and carpets, in both traditional and contemporary designs.
Douglas Stock originally planned on being a college professor and was awarded a Philip Francis du Pont Fellowship in the Graduate Department of Philosophy at The University of Virginia. After completing eight courses toward his Ph.D., Douglas left the program to pursue other interests, eventually ending up in the antiques field, where he has spent the last three decades. A four sport high school athlete, Douglas received a B.A. in Philosophy from Gordon College, where he played Varsity Ice Hockey and J.V. Soccer.
Douglas Stock is recognized as one of the leading American authorities on antique Oriental rugs, especially 19th century rugs from Central and Northwest Persia, including Fereghan Sarouk, Mohtashem Keshan, Bidjar and Serapi rugs and carpets.
Douglas is a long time member, and former chairman, of the Antique Carpets Vetting Committee at The Winter Antiques Show in New York, America’s most prestigious antiques show. He has spoken three times at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. and has written many articles, often co-authored with his wife Helen, for magazines and antiques trade publications. Douglas writes occasionally on the broader antiques and decorative arts field for the London based blog Art, Antiques and Luxury Design. In addition to his interest in antiques and music, Douglas enjoys serving as a mentor for kids in their academic and athletic pursuits and has served as a coach for Wellesley, Massachusetts Senior League baseball.
Helen Stock (maiden name Helen Higley) is widely admired for her brilliant intellect and gentle temperament. Helen has an exceptional eye for antique Oriental rugs and relates exceedingly well with clients. She is an outstanding researcher and writer and has co-written numerous articles on antique Persian rugs for magazines and antiques trade publications. Helen has spoken at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. on three occasions.
A gifted swimmer, Helen Stock was recognized as the female scholar-athlete in her high school graduating class at St. Mary’s High School. Helen received a B.A. in English and Political Science from Boston College, where she was a four year member of the Varsity Swim team and also lettered in Sailing. Helen then did considerable graduate level coursework in business at the Harvard University Extension School.
Helen also has her own businesses, Helen Stock Designs, where she does custom floral designs for individuals and events. Helen’s floral designs have been exhibited three times at Art In Bloom at The Musuem of Fine Arts Boston. Helen served as president of The Country Garden Club of Weston, Massachusetts during the club’s 50th anniversary year. She was awarded the Brister Bowl for her service to the club. Helen also enjoys working with children.