FINE SILK RUG IN TURKISH HEREKE STYLE, ...

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R-1048

Size: 8ft 2in x 8ft 1in (250 x 248cm).

A really beautiful example of a silk rug in the Turkish Hereke style, with a very classical medallion design.

About 20 years old.

The rug is of fine weave and superbly drawn; clearly a rug of very high quality. The colour palette is very soft and changes as you move around the rug with the light reflecting off the pile in different ways, the carpet shimmers in all lights.

The rug is in excellent condition with very slight wear and full pile.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use and would make a wonderful statement in any room.

Stock Number: R-1048.
£10,000

ANTIQUE PERSIAN SILK 'SOUF' KASHAN PRAYER RUG, ...

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R-1360

Size: 6ft 8in x 4ft 1in (203 x 125cm).

Antique Persian silk 'souf' Kashan prayer rug, on an ivory ground with a floral design.

Circa 1900.

A beautiful rug or wall hanging, silk on a silk foundation. Souf rugs have a sculptured effect, with the design in raised silk pile on a flat woven silk ground.

Outstanding drawing and design with wonderful old colours, the border design is superb.

Good condition, even wear and some corrosion and old repairs.

Ideal to be used as a wall hanging or use in a light traffic area.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-1360.
£5,500

ANTIQUE TURKISH KAYSERI SILK RUG, FLORAL DESIGN ...

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R-1350

Size: 5ft 6in x 3ft 10in (167 x 118cm).

Antique Anatolian Kayseri silk rug, beautifully drawn with a floral spray and birds.

Late 19th century.

A beautiful rug or wall hanging, silk on a 'Manchester' cotton foundation.

Outstanding drawing and design with wonderful old colours, the border design is superb.

Very good condition, slight even wear and some corrosion

Ideal to be used as a wall hanging or use in a light traffic area.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-1350.
£4,250

OLD PERSIAN QUM SILK RUG OF GOOD ...

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R-1449

Size: 7ft 4in x 4ft 11in (224 x 151cm).

A good example of a Persian Qum silk rug with fine weave and a pleasing floral design.

Circa 1950.

The rug has an clear red field decorated with floral sprays around the central medallion. The dark indigo border has a classic Persian design. The use of yellow in the rug is a very pleasing feature.

The rug is in excellent condition with slight wear and good pile. The rug has been hand washed recently.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use.

Stock Number: R-1449.
£3,750

ANTIQUE TURKISH KAYSERI PICTORIAL SILK RUG WITH ...

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R-1911

Size: 5ft 10in x 4ft 2in (179 x 128cm).

Antique Anatolian Kayseri pictorial silk rug with 'hunting' design.

Circa 1890.

A beautiful rug or wall hanging, silk on a 'Manchester' cotton foundation.

Outstanding drawing and design with wonderful old colours, the rug has a small central medallion and the filed is covered with flowering plants, there are many different animals among the plants.

Good condition, even wear and some corrosion with low pile.

Ideal to be used as a wall hanging or for floor use with very light use.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-1911.
£1,950

OLD QUM SILK RUG, EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH ...

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R-1800

Size: 4ft 11in x 3ft 4in (150 x 102cm).

A good example of a small size Persian Qum silk rug with fine weave and a pleasing floral medallion design.

Circa 1950.

The rug has an ivory field decorated with floral sprays around the central indigo blue medallion. The dark indigo border has a classic Persian design. The use of green in the rug is a very pleasing feature.

The rug is in excellent condition with slight wear and good pile. The rug has been hand washed recently.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use.

Stock Number: R-1800.
£1,750

OLD TURKISH KAYSERI 'ART SILK' RUG, TREE ...

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R-887

Size: 5ft 8in x 3ft 11in (172 x 120cm).

Antique Anatolian Kayseri 'art silk' prayer rug, beautifully drawn with a tree of life and birds.

Circa 1920.

'Art Silk' is a widely accepted term for cotton that has been mercerised, this is a treatment process that strengthens the cotton and gives it the characteristics of silk; only a detailed test process can distinguish mercerised cotton from real silk. Beautiful rugs using this process have been made since the end of the 19th century. This enables you to buy a rug that looks like silk at a fraction of the price of real silk.

A beautiful rug or wall hanging, with very soft colours.

Outstanding drawing and design with wonderful old colours, the border design is superb.

Very good condition, slight even wear and good pile.

Ideal to be used as a wall hanging or use in a light traffic area.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-887.
£950

OLD TURKISH KAYSERI 'ART SILK' PRAYER RUG, ...

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R-856

Size: 4ft 7in x 3ft 0in (140 x 92cm).

Antique Anatolian Kayseri 'art silk' prayer rug, beautifully drawn with a traditional Turkish mosque prayer design.

Circa 1920/30.

'Art Silk' is a widely accepted term for cotton that has been mercerised, this is a treatment process that strengthens the cotton and gives it the characteristics of silk; only a detailed test process can distinguish mercerised cotton from real silk. Beautiful rugs using this process have been made since the end of the 19th century. This enables you to buy a rug that looks like silk at a fraction of the price of real silk.

A beautiful rug or wall hanging, with very soft colours.

Outstanding drawing and design with wonderful old colours, the border design is superb.

Very good condition, slight even wear and good pile.

Ideal to be used as a wall hanging or use in a light traffic area.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-856.
£500

OLD TURKISH KAYSERI SILK CARPET WITH PARADISE ...

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AOR-042

Size: 10ft 0in x 6ft 10in (305 x 208cm). Excluding the fringe.

A really beautiful example of a Turkish Kayseri silk carpet with the Paradise Garden design.

About 50 years old.

The carpet is of fine weave (8 x 8 knots per cm), and superbly drawn with excellent colour. The soft cream ivory coloured field is filled with an all over design of floral palmettes and many different animals including lions and deer all in soft pastel colours. The border in soft gold is of particular note.

The carpet is in excellent condition with no wear and full pile. The ends are in perfect condition. The carpet has been wall hung for all of its life.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use and would make a wonderful statement in any room.

Stock Number: AOR-042.
POA

SUPERB OLD TURKISH KAYSERI SILK CARPET, RARE ...

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WM-001

Size: 9ft 7in x 6ft 7in (292 x 201cm).

A really beautiful example of a Turkish Kayseri silk carpet in the Hereke style, with a very classical design and a rare pistachio green field with wide ivory border.

About 50 years old.

The carpet is of fine weave and superbly drawn; clearly the work of a master weaver.

The carpet is in excellent condition with very slight wear and full pile. The ends need to be re-fringed, this is included in the price.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use and would make a wonderful statement in any room.

Stock Number: WM-001.
SOLD

OUTSTANDING PERSIAN QUM SILK RUG WITH GARDEN ...

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WM-001a

Size: 6ft 7in x 4ft 6in (200 x 138cm).

An oustanding and scarce pair of Persian Qum silk rugs of the garden design on an ivory ground.

About 50 years old.

The rug has an ivory field decorated with shrubs and flowers along with many different birds.

The colour palette is very soft, with pinks, blues, yellows and very soft reds.

The rug is in outstanding condition with no wear and full pile. Both ends retain their original finishes.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use and is ideal for display as a wall hanging.

Stock Number: WM-001a.

The rugs are available at a price of £7500 each or at a discount of £13000 for the pair.
SOLD

OUTSTANDING PERSIAN QUM SILK RUG WITH GARDEN ...

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WM-002

Size: 6ft 7in x 4ft 6in (200 x 138cm).

An oustanding and scarce pair of Persian Qum silk rugs of the garden design on an ivory ground.

About 50 years old.

The rug has an ivory field decorated with shrubs and flowers along with many different birds.

The colour palette is very soft, with pinks, blues, yellows and very soft reds.

The rug is in outstanding condition with no wear and full pile. Both ends retain their original finishes.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use and is ideal for display as a wall hanging.

Stock Number: WM-002.

The rugs are available at a price of £7500 each or at a discount of £13000 for the pair.
SOLD

ANTIQUE TURKISH SILK PRAYER RUG, OTTOMAN TRANSYLVANIAN ...

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KA-998

Size: 5ft 4in x 3ft 10in (163 x 116cm).

Antique Turkish silk prayer rug with design elements that can be found in both Ottoman and Transylvanian prayer rugs.

Late 19th century.

The rug has a beautifully drawn ‘rams horn’ border; the open field design has pillars either side and a single hanging candelabra in the middle.

The rug is in fair condition with some wear, heavier in places and a repaired split about 4 cm long in the middle above the candelabra.

This is a collectable silk rug ideal for hanging.

The rug has been hand washed and is ready for display.

Stock Number: KA-998
SOLD

FINE OLD PERSIAN QUM SILK RUG WITH ...

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wm-004

Size: 5ft 3in x 3ft 5in (160 x 105cm).

A good example of a Persian Qum silk rug with fine weave and a pleasing floral design.

About 40 years old.

The rug has an clear red field decorated with detailed sprays of carnation flowers, the dark indigo border also has a carnation design.

The rug is in outstanding condition with no wear and full pile. Both ends retain their original finishes, the top end being flat woven as is the tradition.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use and is ideal for display as a wall hanging.

Stock Number: WM-004.
SOLD

OLD PERSIAN QUM SILK RUG, DETAILED FLORAL ...

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WM-005

Size: 5ft 4in x 3ft 6in (162 x 106cm).

A good example of a Persian Qum silk rug, with soft colours and fine floral design.

About 40 years old.

The rug has an ivory field decorated with detailed sprays of carnation flowers, the dark indigo border also has a carnation design.

The rug is in outstanding condition with no wear and full pile. Both ends retain their original finishes, the top end being flat woven as is the tradition.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use and is ideal for display as a wall hanging.

Stock Number: WM-005.
SOLD

ANTIQUE ANATOLIAN TURKISH KAYSERI PICTORIAL SILK RUG, ...

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R-111

Size: 6ft 5in x 4ft 3in (195 x 130cm).

Antique Anatolian Kayseri pictorial silk rug

Late 19th century

A beautiful rug or wall hanging, silk on a 'Manchester' cotton foundation

Outstanding drawing and design with wonderful old colours

Very good condition, slight even wear and some corrosion

Ideal to be used as a wall hanging

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-111
SOLD

OLD SILK RUG WITH CLASSIC PERSIAN MAHAL ...

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R-1317

Size: 6ft 4in x 4ft 3in (192 x 130cm).

A good silk rug, with soft colours and fine floral design. typically found in Mahal rugs.

Circa 1920..

The rug has an ivory field decorated with a large scale design typical of the Mahal region. The rug has soft pastel colours and a very light indigo blue border.

The rug is in outstanding condition with no wear and full pile. Both ends retain their original finishes. The rug is heavy with a dense weave.

Silk pile on a fine cotton foundation.

The rug has been hand washed and is ready for use or display. The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

Stock Number: R-1317.
SOLD

OLD PERSIAN QUM SILK RUNNER OF SMALL ...

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R-1545

Size: 6ft 7in x 2ft 5in (200 x 74cm).

A good example of a Persian Qum silk runner with fine weave and a pleasing floral design.

Circa 1950.

The runner has an indigo field decorated with detailed sprays of carnation flowers around a small central medallion, the crimson red border also has a carnation design. Note the beautifully drawn small birds in both the field and the border design.

The rug is in very good condition with slight wear and good pile. Both ends retain their original finishes. There is a very small area of wear in the left hand border exactly half way along it.

Silk pile on a silk foundation.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use and has been hand washed.

Stock Number: R-1545.
SOLD

OLD TURKISH KAYSERI 'ART SILK' RUG, PRAYER ...

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R-863

Size: 7ft 7in x 2ft 9in (230 x 84cm).

Antique Anatolian Kayseri 'art silk' saf prayer rug in runner format, beautifully drawn with prayer niches in soft pastel colours. A very silky rug almost impossible to photograph due to the shine.

Circa 1920.

'Art Silk' is a widely accepted term for cotton that has been mercerised, this is a treatment process that strengthens the cotton and gives it the characteristics of silk; only a detailed test process can distinguish mercerised cotton from real silk. Beautiful rugs using this process have been made since the end of the 19th century. This enables you to buy a rug that looks like silk at a fraction of the price of real silk.

A beautiful rug or wall hanging, with very soft colours.

Outstanding drawing and design with wonderful old colours.

Very good condition, slight even wear and good pile.

Ideal to be used as a wall hanging or use in a light traffic area.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock number: R-863.
SOLD

OLD TURKISH KAYSERI 'ART SILK' PRAYER RUG, ...

Item Ref
R-857

Size: 4ft 6in x 2ft 11in (138 x 88cm).

Antique Anatolian Kayseri 'art silk' prayer rug, beautifully drawn with a traditional Turkish prayer design.

Circa 1920/30.

'Art Silk' is a widely accepted term for cotton that has been mercerised, this is a treatment process that strengthens the cotton and gives it the characteristics of silk; only a detailed test process can distinguish mercerised cotton from real silk. Beautiful rugs using this process have been made since the end of the 19th century. This enables you to buy a rug that looks like silk at a fraction of the price of real silk.

A beautiful rug or wall hanging, with very soft colours.

Outstanding drawing and design with wonderful old colours, the border design is superb.

Very good condition, slight even wear and good pile.

Ideal to be used as a wall hanging or use in a light traffic area.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-857.
SOLD