ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET OF LARGE SIZE WITH ...

Item Ref
GR-001

Size: 18ft 6in x 12ft 0in (565 x 365cm).

Antique Heriz carpet with a traditional medallion design and outstanding colour.

Circa 1880.


This wonderful large Heriz carpet has recently been removed from an English country house, the carpet is of outstanding traditional design with a large central star medallion on a field with an open design of floral sprays. The range of natural dye colours is exceptional, from the yellow in the central medallion, the soft terracotta red in the field and the remarkable light indigo blue in the spandrels. The carpet is framed by a border in dark indigo blue with a classic floral design.

The Carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile. The carpet has recently been professionally conserved to the highest level available.

This is a excellent furnishing Heriz carpet that would grace the finest country house.

The carpet is suitable for heavy domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: GR-001.
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ANTIQUE LOUIS XV AUBUSSON TAPESTRY, AFTER JEAN-BAPTISTE ...

Item Ref
DB-003

Size: 7ft 4in x 14ft 11in (225cm high x 455cm wide).

A Louis XV genre tapestry, Aubusson, from the series Les Amusements
Champetres, after Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

Circa 1770

Woven with ladies and gentlemen playing Blind Man's Buff,
within a four-sided frame pattern red and gold guilloche border with
intermittent floral sprays,

The original Oudry designs were first woven in the Beauvais manufactory in
1730.


Outstanding condition, fully conserved and ready for display.

Stock number: DB-003.
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ANTIQUE ZIEGLER CARPET, WITH OUTSTANDING DESIGN AND ...

Item Ref
R-1707

Size: 17ft 1in x 12ft 0in (520 x 366cm).

Antique Persian Ziegler carpet of scarce design and colour.

Circa 1870/80.

The carpet has a beautiful range of soft pastel colours on a light indigo blue ground. The design is of the highest order that would have been specified for the grand country houses of the Victorian arts and crafts and aesthetic movement. The design has an organic naturalistic quality, with large flowers and leaves entwined with branches. The whole carpet has a feeling of movement and is surrounded by a stunning wide border.

This is superb decorative carpet that will look at home with the finest furnishings.

The carpet is in excellent condition with even wear with medium pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-1707.
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ANTIQUE KELLEH OR KHAN CARPET BY THE ...

Item Ref
R-2049

Size: 14ft 10inx 7ft 3in (453 x 220cm).

Antique Khamseh tribal kelleh or Khan carpet of exceptional design.

Circa 1880.

This is a scare example of a Khamseh tribal kelleh or Khan carpet, made either for a tribal Khan as an audience carpet or as a special commission for a notable property.
The carpet is of fine weave for its size, it has a single row of ten ivory ground latch hook linked medallions, each medallion contains pecking chickens and floral rosettes. The most outstanding feature of this carpet is the field, every inch is covered with small tribal designs of birds, animals, tribal devices and a number of people. The inner border is of pecking chickens and the main border is of a classic Khamseh design.

The Carpet has even wear with medium pile, slightly heavier wear in places, the wool quality and colours are outstanding. There are a number of professional repairs to the carpet that were carried out recently in Turkey, the carpet is now offered in showroom condition. The carpet is also of a very useful large country house hall way size.

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

A scarce carpet of truly outstanding design.

Stock Number: R-2049.
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ANTIQUE BAKSHAISH VILLAGE CARPET, LARGE SIZE WITH ...

Item Ref
MA-099

Size: 15ft 1in x 9ft 6in (460 x 290cm).

Antique Bakshaish village carpet of linked medallion design with a camel ground.

Circa 1880.

The carpet is from one of many weaving villages in the mountainous area about 60 km east of Tabriz. The carpet has a triple linked medallion design on a camel ground, the corners of the carpet are in soft indigo blue filled with a repeat boteh design. The ivory ground boarder is of a classic Bakshaish design.

Excellent condition with even wear and medium pile. This is a good carpet suitable for normal domestic furnishing use such as a living room or dining room .

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: MA-099.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN AKSTAFA LONG RUG, SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE, ...

Item Ref
R-2537

Size: 9ft 0in x 4ft 7in (275 x 140cm).

Antique Caucasian Akstafa long rug with four star medallions and birds.

Circa 1850-70.

This truly outstanding rug is a very early example from a well known group of long rugs. This rug is of classic design with four 'star' medallions on a midnight blue ground. Each medallion is of a different colour and design and flanked by the traditional Akstafa birds. The field is filled with 100's of tribal devices, every inch of the rug contains tribal design. The border is a beautifully drawn example of the classic ivory ground Akstafa design.
The rug has a very soft floppy handle with glossy fine wool, the dye quality is really outstanding; note the beautiful soft greens.

This is a true collectors rug and close to 'best of type' and better than most published examples.

The rug is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile, there are a few very small old re-weaves that are very difficult to detect. The rug is a little wider than is normally found with Akstafa long rugs.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-2537.
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ANTIQUE YOMUT TURKMEN MAIN CARPET, IGDYR TRIBE, ...

Item Ref
H-167

Size: 9ft 4in x 5ft 7in (285 x 170cm).

Antique Yomut Turkmen main carpet by the Igdyr sub tribe. Turkmenistan, Central Asia.

19th Century.

The carpet has a rich aubergine ground colour with blues, greens, apricot ivory and yellow. The boarder is a very well drawn example of a classic Yomut design. The carpet is of a rare format with three rows of twelve 'tauk-nauska' guls. The minor gul is of a very scarce and unusual form. The elems at both ends are decorated with large Turkmen trees.

The carpet is in outstanding condition with very slight even wear with full pile.

This is a highly collectable carpet in outstanding condition with wonderful colour.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-167.
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ANTIQUE MOHTASHAM KASHAN RUG, OUTSTANDING COLOUR AND ...

Item Ref
H-347

Size: 6ft 8in x 4ft 4in (203 x 133cm).

Antique Persian Mohtasham Kashan rug of outstanding design and colour.

Circa 1890.

This is a very finely woven rug from the workshops of the master weaver Mohtasham, the rug is made using 'Kork' wool, this is the finest lambs wool. The rug has a small single medallion design, woven in a reds and blues. The classic border design is on a dark indigo blue that contrasts well with the rug. The sides of the rug are bound in crimson/purple silk.

The rug is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

A beautiful antique rug that would grace any room and sit alongside the finest antique furniture. A classic antique rug of the highest quality.

Stock Number: H-347.
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ANTIQUE UZBECK BOKHARA SUZANI, SUPERB COLOUR AND ...

Item Ref
H-441

Size: 8ft 4in x 5ft 5in (255 x 165cm).

Antique Uzbek Bokhara suzani.

Circa 1850.

Suzani are silk embroideries that have been woven in Uzbekistan for many hundreds of years, they are treasured family items woven by the ladies of a family usually to celebrate a wedding. They are then used to decorate the inside of the Yurt. They are embroidered in silk on strips of cotton which are then joined together to make the complete item. The suzani is then backed with fine cotton to give it strength and body.

This example is from Bukhara and features large multi coloured fan shaped flowers in groups entwined in a green leafy vine. The suzani has been embroidered in five strips.

The condition is excellent with only very slight wear and a few scattered old repairs, the suzani has a fine cotton ivory backing.

The suzani is ready for display or it could be used as a bed cover.

Ref: H-441.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN THREE MEDALLION SOUMAK CARPET OF ...

Item Ref
H-190

Size: 294 x 203cm (9ft 8in x 6ft 8in).

Antique Caucasian soumak carpet of three medallion design of scarce format with superb colour.

Circa 1880.

This soumak is of the classic three medallion format surrounded by eight yellow octagons, the rare feature is the wide area of the field inside the main blue border that contains a wide range of interesting design elements. Note the beautifully drawn animal and inscription. The soumak has superb colour and includes a soft green that is found in the earliest examples.

The soumak is in excellent condition with slight wear and a few scattered old repairs.

The soumak is suitable for light domestic use.

The soumak has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-190.
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OLD PERSIAN ISFAHAN CARPET, SUPERB ALL OVER ...

Item Ref
DB-001

Size:13ft 11in x 9ft 11in (425 x 300cm).
Old Persian Isfahan carpet, of superb classic all over design with outstanding colours.
Circa 1950.
The carpet is of very fine weave with tight fine pile of lambs wool on a very fine silk foundation. The carpet has a velvet like feel.
The carpet has a floral all over design and has amazing detail, it is an outstanding example of type. This is a carpet of the highest quality and would grace any room.
The colours are superb, with an ivory colour ground with the design in beautiful clear colours. The rich red border contrasts well with the ivory ground.
The carpet is in excellent condition with no wear and full pile.
The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.
The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.
Stock Number: DB-001.
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OLD PERSIAN KIRMAN CARPET BY MASTER WEAVER ...

Item Ref
DB-002

Size:16ft 6in x 11ft 4in (504 x 346cm).

Old Persian Kirman carpet of classical garden design from the workshop of master weaver Rashid Farrokhi. His signature can be found in the cartouche in the end border.

Circa 1920/30.

The carpet is of very fine weave with tight fine pile, cut short with a firm velvet like feel.

The floral garden design has amazing detail and is an outstanding example of type.

The colours are superb, with rich natural dyes throughout, clear rich reds, soft blues and greens against a dark indigo field.

The carpet is in excellent condition with very even slight wear and almost full pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: DB-002
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ANTIQUE BAKHTIARI CARPET, LARGE SIZE, STUNNING DESIGN ...

Item Ref
R-551

Size: 19ft 2in x 13ft 7in (584 x 414cm).

Antique Bakhtiari carpet of exceptional design on an ivory ground.

Circa 1900.

The natural colours are superb and include a good yellow and soft greens and blues.

A wonderful furnishing carpet of large size.

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

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-551
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SUPERB OLD TURKISH KAYSERI SILK CARPET, RARE ...

Item Ref
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.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN TALISH LONG RUG WITH STAR ...

Item Ref
R-1042

Size: 8ft 6in x 3ft 6in (260 x 107cm).

Antique Caucasian Talish long rug with all over star design.

Mid 19th century.

A superb example of a Talish long rug, multi coloured stars on a midnight indigo blue field framed by a classic Talish border on an ivory ground.

The rug is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: R-1042
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ANTIQUE QASHQAI RUG, SHEKARLU BORDER, TRIPLE MEDALLION, ...

Item Ref
R-1356

Size: 7ft 0in x 5ft 0in (213 x 155cm).

Antique Qashqai rug, with triple latch hook medallion design, outstanding drawing and colour. The medallion is surrounded by a field filled with floral rosettes and tribal design elements. Note the beautifully drawn main border, which is identical to the one found on the famous 'Sigmund Freud' couch rug .

Circa 1880 or earlier.

The rug is very fine with very detailed drawing, the colours are of the highest possible quality.

The rug is in good condition with medium pile and even wear.

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

A superb collectible display item, tribal weaving of the highest order.

Stock Number: R-1356.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN LORI PAMBAK KAZAK RUG, OUTSTANDING ...

Item Ref
R-2010

Size: 6ft 11in x 5ft 3in (210 x 160cm).

Antique Caucasian Lori Pambak rug of traditional bold design with outstanding colours.

Circa 1880.

This is a good example of the classic Lori Pambak Kazak design, the bold central ivory ground quatrefoil medallion containing the totemic symbol of two opposed birds with crested heads. The large octagons at either end of the rug are made up of a bird head latch hook design with large stars to the centre. The field is a glorious deep red. The main ivory ground border is typical of Lori Pambak rugs.

The rug is in excellent condition with slight even wear and medium pile.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use.

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

A superb collectable rug offered in true showroom condition.

Stock Number: R-2010.
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ANTIQUE QASHQAI LONG RUG, IVORY GROUND HERATI ...

Item Ref
H-348

Size: 10ft 0in x 4ft 8in (305 x 143cm).

Antique Qashqai long rug with ivory ground and large scale tribal herati design.

Circa 1870.

This outstanding tribal Qashqai rug is one of a small group of ivory ground long rugs with a tribal herati design, a small number of these are silk wefted but this example has very fine red wool wefts. The rug has a large scale herati design and many tribal filler elements including pecking chickens, animals, people and even a man leading a horse. The corners are deep indigo blue which contrasts with the ivory field. The multiple borders are beautifully drawn.

The rug is in excellent original condition with even wear and medium pile, the ends are complete with the original checkerboard design and long plaited tassels. The rug is untouched original condition and free from any repairs or restoration.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: H-348.
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ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET, LARGE SIZE, COUNTRY HOUSE ...

Item Ref
AOR-060

Size: 15ft 1in x 11ft 2in (460 x 340cm).

Antique Heriz carpet with a very well-drawn large medallion and excellent clear soft colours.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has a large central medallion of traditional Heriz design, the ground colour is a superb soft madder red with the open design in soft pastel colours. The spandrels are in ivory with soft blues and reds. The well drawn indigo blue floral rosette border frames the carpet well.

A designers dream carpet for that timeless country house look.

The Carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile, perfect for the country house look.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use such as a living or dining room.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: AOR-060.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KASIM USHAK OR LENKORAN KAZAK ...

Item Ref
R-9999

Size: 8ft 10in x 5ft 9in (268 x 174cm).

Antique Caucasian Kasim Ushak or Lenkoran region rug of outstanding bold design with stunning colours.

Circa 1900.

This rug is a good large size example of type, the drawing and colour palette is of the highest order including a beautiful green. The rug has superb soft wool with long glossy pile.

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

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

A superb collectable rug of exhibition quality.

Stock Number: R-9999.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN LORI PAMBAK RUG, DATED, OUTSTANDING ...

Item Ref
R-1197

Size: 10ft 7in x 5ft 9in (322 x 175cm).

Antique Caucasian Lori Pambak rug of traditional bold design with stunning colours.

Circa 1900.

This rug is on outstanding large size example of type, the drawing and colour palette is of the highest order. The rug is also dated four times to the field. The border designs are simple and spacious, adding to the total appeal of the rug.

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

The rug is suitable for light domestic use.

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

A superb collectable rug of exhibition quality.

Stock Number: R-1197.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KASIM-USAG RUG, CLASSIC DESIGN WITH ...

Item Ref
H-126

Size: 7ft 9in x 4ft 4in (237 x 132cm).

Antique Caucasian Kasim-Usag rug of classic design with superb colour. Dated to the field 1311 (1893).

Circa 1893.

A truly outstanding example, wonderful dye quality with depth of colour, crisp drawing and perfect balance to the design.

Excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile. Soft wool and a floppy handle.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock number: H-126.
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SULTANABAD CARPET, SOFT COLOURS, LARGE SIZE, 19TH ...

Item Ref
R-C5418

Size: 17ft 10in x 12ft 2in (537 x 365cm).

Sultanabad carpet with a soft colour palette.

About 10 years old.

This is an outstanding copy of a 19th century Sultanabad carpet of large size. The large scale floral design is on an 'antique' ivory ground.

This is superb decorative carpet that will look at home with the finest furnishings.

The carpet is in excellent condition with no wear with good pile. This carpet is unused since its manufacture and is in perfect condition.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-C5418
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SULTANABAD CARPET OF LARGE SIZE WITH LARGE ...

Item Ref
R-1762

Size: 17ft 11in x 12ft 6in (540 x 375cm).

Sultanabad carpet with a soft colour palette.

About 10 years old.

This is an outstanding copy of a 19th century Sultanabad carpet of large size. The large scale floral design is on an 'antique' gold ground.

This is superb decorative carpet that will look at home with the finest furnishings.

The carpet is in excellent condition with no wear with good pile. This carpet is unused since its manufacture and is in perfect condition.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-1762
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ANTIQUE ‘BENLIAN’ TABRIZ CARPET, SUPERB EXAMPLE, VERY ...

Item Ref
R-790

Size: 12ft 6in x 9ft 10in (380 x 299cm).

Antique Tabriz carpet from the famous workshops of ‘Benlian’; note his well-known star signature in the corner.

Circa 1920.

This is a superb example with detailed design and very soft colours.

The carpet is in excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use such as a dining room or a living room.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-790
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ANTIQUE KASHAN CARPET, PARADISE GARDEN, TREE OF ...

Item Ref
KAS

Size: 10ft 2in x 6ft 11in (310 x 210cm).

Antique Kashan carpet with a ‘paradise garden’ design, containing a ‘tree of life’ with many birds and animals.

Circa 1900.

This is a truly outstanding example of this design, beautifully drawn on an apricot coloured ground. All the colours really sparkle.

The border is wonderful with each small cartouche containing a picture of a bird or an animal.

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

The wool is very soft, probably lambs (kurk) wool.

The carpet has been hand washed and ready for use or display.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic floor use or would make a great wall hanging.

Stock Number: KAS
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TURKISH OUSHAK VILLAGE CARPET, HAND KNOTTED IN ...

Item Ref
NR-302

Size: 16ft 2in x 12ft 2in. (492 x 370cm)

An excellent example of a Turkish Oushak carpet of current production hand knotted in Turkey.

This fine carpet is hand woven in a Turkish village as part of a small scale family production. Materials of the highest quality have been used to produce a carpet in the style of a 19th century Oushak carpet but with a contemporary twist, the wool is soft and glossy and has a wonderful feel to the touch.

The carpet is offered in perfect condition with no wear at all with full pile which has been clipped to give an antique look.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: NR-302.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN KARACHOV KAZAK RUG WITH GREEN ...

Item Ref
H-408

Size: 7ft 1in x 5ft 10in (217 x 178cm).

Antique Caucasian Karachov Kazak rug of classic design on a green ground.

Circa 1890.

A good example of a Karachov Kazak rug with the traditional large octagonal central medallion design. The central medallion is on an ivory ground, the four corners contain the square and star design. Note the many tribal filler items in the field. The rug is of the sought after green ground, this is abrashed with darker green used in the upper part of the rug. The border is of a classic design and the orange ground compliments the green field colour well.

The rug is in excellent condition with even wear and good pile.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: H-408.
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ANTIQUE SAROUK CARPET, SUPERB COUNTRY HOUSE LOOK, ...

Item Ref
MB-22

Size:11ft 10in x 8ft 10in (360 x 267cm).

Antique Sarouk carpet of classical design dating from the end of the 19th century.

Circa 1890..

The carpet is of very fine weave with tight fine pile, cut very short with a velvet like feel. The carpet has a central medallion of indigo blue on a soft madder red field filled with fine floral sprays. The border is of a traditional Sarouk design.

The floral design has amazing detail and is an outstanding example of type.

The colours are superb, with rich natural dyes throughout, clear reds, soft yellows and greens and mellow ivory.

The carpet is in fair condition with even wear and medium to low pile, there are a few scattered old re-weaves and spots of foundation. This is a good hard wearing carpet with plenty of life left in it, currently it has a used country house look, and is sold 'as is', we would be happy to restore the carpet if required at our restoration cost price.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: MB-22.
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ANTIQUE TURKISH SIVAS CARPET, OUTSTANDING DESIGN AND ...

Item Ref
R-2182

Size: 13ft 0in x 10ft 10in (395 x 330cm).

Antique Turkish Sivas carpet with excellent soft colours and fine design.

Circa 1900.

This carpet is a scarce example of type, the field is a soft warm terracotta red with the design being based on the Safavid era vase carpets, these are floral palmettes joined by a flowering vine. The border is also of interest being a copy of the design used on the famous Mohtasham Kashan workshop rugs and carpets. The carpet is of a generous large squarish size, making is ideal for a large living room.

The Carpet is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and good pile, the carpet is of fine weave and has soft wool.

This is a very good furnishing carpet that would grace any home and complement the finest antiques.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-2182.
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OLD PERSIAN NAIN RUG, WOOL & SILK ...

Item Ref
R-9995

Size: 8ft 10in x 5ft 5in (270 x 165cm).

Old Persian Nain rug, wool and silk on a very fine silk foundation.

About 50 years old.

The rug is of very fine weave with tight fine pile of lambs wool with silk high lights. The rug has a velvet like feel.

The rug has a floral design around a central medallion and has amazing detail, it is an outstanding example of type. This is a rug of the highest quality that would grace any room.

The colours are superb, with an ivory ground with the design in beautiful soft pastel colours. The border contrasts well with the ivory ground.

The rug is in excellent condition with no wear and full pile.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

The rug is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-9995.
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OLD ISFAHAN CARPET, SUPERB DESIGN, VERY ...

Item Ref
R-1390

Size:10ft 3in x 6ft 10in (312 x 207cm).

Old Isfahan carpet, of superb classic design with outstanding colours.

About 50 years old.

The carpet is of very fine weave with tight fine pile of lambs wool. The carpet has a velvet like feel.

The carpet has a floral all over design and has amazing detail, it is an outstanding example of type. This is a carpet of the highest quality and would grace any room.

The colours are superb, with an antique gold ground with the design in beautiful clear colours. The rich red border contrasts well with the gold ground.

The carpet is in excellent condition with no wear and full pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-1390.
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ANTIQUE BIJAR CARPET OF OUTSTANDING DESIGN AND ...

Item Ref
R-1703

Size: 12ft 6in x 8ft 10in (382 x 270cm).

Antique Persian Bijar carpet of small medallion design with excellent natural dyed colours throughout.

Circa 1880.

The carpet has a beautifully drawn small floral medallion on a very soft madder red field. The carpet is covered with floral sprays in soft pastel colours. In each corner is a small group of roses. The carpet has a very soft and light colour palette and is framed by a classic Bijar floral border on a dark indigo blue ground.

This is a furnishing carpet of the highest order and would grace any home.

As with most older Bijar weavings this carpet is on a wool foundation.

The carpet is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The carpet has been hand washed and ready for use or display.

The carpet is suitable for heavy domestic floor use such as a dining or living room.

Stock Number: R-1703.
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ANTIQUE NORTH PERSIAN FARAGHAN KELLEH CORRIDOR CARPET ...

Item Ref
R-1060

Size: 16ft 11in x 6ft 1in (515 x 186cm).

Antique North West Persian Faraghan Kelleh with Herati design on a warm madder red field field with beautifully drawn ivory border.

Circa 1890.

A very striking kelleh with an overall light feel due to the extensive use of ivory, yellows and soft blues in the field design and border. This is an exceptional carpet with very fine weave.

The carpet has a very impressive country house feel, a quality very difficult to find in the market today.

The carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-1060.
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ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET, OUTSTANDING CONDITION & COLOUR, ...

Item Ref
AOR-080

Size: 11ft 10in x 9ft 3in (360 x 280cm).

Antique Heriz carpet with a very well-drawn large medallion and excellent colours.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has a large central medallion of traditional Heriz design in dark indigo blue, the ground colour is a superb madder red with a floral spray design. The spandrels are in soft ivory with pink and green. The well drawn indigo blue classic Heriz border frames the carpet well.

A superb designers carpet for that timeless country house look.

The Carpet is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile, perfect for the country house look.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use such as a living or dining room.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: AOR-080.
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TURKISH OUSHAK VILLAGE CARPET, HAND KNOTTED IN ...

Item Ref
VRL-052

Size: 15ft 9in x 12ft 8in. (480 x 385cm)

An excellent example of a Turkish Oushak carpet of current production hand knotted in Turkey.

This fine carpet is hand woven in a Turkish village as part of a small scale family production. Materials of the highest quality have been used to produce a carpet in the style of a 19th century Oushak carpet but with a contemporary twist, the wool is soft and glossy and has a wonderful feel to the touch.

The carpet is offered in perfect condition with no wear at all with full pile which has been clipped to give an antique look.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: VRL-052.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN TRIPLE MEDALLION KAZAK RUG, CLASSIC ...

Item Ref
AOR-101

Size: 7ft 10in x 5ft 9in (240 x 175cm).

Antique Caucasian triple medallion Kazak rug with superb colour and great design.

2nd half 19th century.

This rug is an outstanding example of this clearly defined group of Kazak rugs from the south west Caucasus. This example is of the classic design with two white octagons and the central white medallion. The design of the white octagon medallions shows a clear connection with the designs found in Lori Pambak rugs.

The border is of the relatively scarce 'arrow block' design on a dark indigo ground.

The rug is in excellent condition with all over even wear and medium pile, the border is in full pile with long glossy wool.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: AOR-101.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN PRAYER RUG, EX ZALESKI ...

Item Ref
H-326

Size: 5ft 11in x 3ft 1in (180 x 93cm).

Antique Caucasian Shirvan prayer rug with lattice on an ivory ground.

Dated 1320 / 1902.

A superb example of this well known group of prayer rugs, this rug has excellent colour and is very well drawn. This very finely woven, white-ground Shirvan prayer rug shows a precisely drawn diamond lattice design enclosing large palmettes. Two red hands ("Hand of Fatima"), two combs and many small animals are depicted next to the bridge-shaped arch positioned high up. The long and narrow format of this group clearly deviates from other prayer rugs made in the Shirvan area.

Good condition, original finishes all around, slight damage to the selvedge at the bottom left.

The rug has even wear and medium pile.

Hand washed and ready for use or display, the rug would make a superb wall hanging.

This rug was part of the internationally renowned 'Zaleski Collection' sold at Rippon Boswell.

Stock Number: H-326.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN TALISH LONG RUG, OUTSTANDING CONDITION ...

Item Ref
H-364

Size: 8ft 2in x 3ft 9in (250 x 115cm).

Antique Caucasian Talish long rug with abrashed indigo blue field.

Circa 1880.

This is an outstanding example of a Talish long rug, it has a classic Talish design and ivory ground rosette border, the change in colour (abrash) in the lower half of the plain indigo blue field adds visual interest. The use of yellow in the small reciprocal design on the edge of the blue field is a nice feature.

The rug is in superb condition with very slight even wear and good pile, the wool is soft and the weave is fine.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

A truly outstanding example of type.

Stock Number: H-364.
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ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET, COUNTRY HOUSE STYLE, GREAT ...

Item Ref
AOR-062

Size: 11ft 7in x 8ft 11in (352 x 272cm).

Antique Heriz carpet with a very well-drawn large medallion and excellent colours.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has a large central medallion of traditional Heriz design, the ground colour is a superb soft madder red with the open floral spray design in pastel colours. The spandrels are in soft powder blue with pink and green. The well drawn indigo blue classic Heriz border frames the carpet well.

A superb designers carpet for that timeless country house look.

The Carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and good pile, perfect for the country house look.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use such as a living or dining room.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: AOR-062.
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ANTIQUE COUNTRY HOUSE HERIZ CARPET WITH OUTSTANDING ...

Item Ref
AOR-063

Size: 12ft 10in x 9ft 0in (390 x 275cm).

Antique Heriz carpet with a very well-drawn and striking large medallion with superb colours through out.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has a large central medallion of traditional Heriz design with yellow highlights, the ground colour is a superb madder red with the open floral spray design in pastel colours. The spandrels are in soft powder blue with pink and green. The well drawn indigo blue classic Heriz border frames the carpet well.

A superb designers carpet for that timeless country house look.

The Carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and good pile, perfect for the country house look.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use such as a living or dining room.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: AOR-063.
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ANTIQUE ZEIGLER MAHAL CARPET, WONDERFUL COLOURS & ...

Item Ref
R-708

Size: 14ft 2in x 10ft 3in (432 x 313cm).

Antique Zeigler Mahal carpet of traditional floral design.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has a beautiful range of soft pastel colours on an indigo ground.

This is superb decorative carpet that will look at home with the finest furnishings.

The carpet is in excellent condition with slight even wear with good pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-708.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN MARASALI PRAYER RUG, INSCRIBED AND ...

Item Ref
R-180

Size: 5ft 3in x 3ft 6in (159 x 106cm).

Antique Caucasian Marasali prayer rug

2nd half 19th century

A superb example, inscribed and dated 1283

Ivory ground with floral lattice

Superb drawing through out, with excellent colour

slight even wear, good pile

very fine weave

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-180.
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FINE SILK RUG IN TURKISH HEREKE STYLE, ...

Item Ref
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 50 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.
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ANTIQUE KIZYL AYAK ERSARI TURKMEN MAIN CARPET, ...

Item Ref
R-1282

Size: 9ft 5in x 6ft 8in (286 x 204cm).

Antique Kizyl Ayak Ersari Turkmen main carpet with the ‘tauk nuska’ ’ gul design; each segment of the gul contains two double headed birds.

Circa 1870.

The carpet has a rich red ground colour with some very nice blues and yellows. The boarder is a very well drawn example of the curled leaf design.

The carpet is in excellent condition with slight even wear with good pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-1282.
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ANTIQUE FARAGHAN VILLAGE CARPET WITH OUTSTANDING COLOUR, ...

Item Ref
R-1553

Size: 10ft 1in x 7ft 11in (308 x 242cm).

Antique Faraghan village carpet of unusual design with superb colour.

Circa 1880.

This is a very good example of a Faraghan small carpet with an all over design, the carpet has a light powder blue field covered with a large scale design of unusual form. The yellow / gold wide border is the outstanding feature of this carpet, it gives the whole carpet a very light and elegant feel.

The carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use. The carpet is of a very useful small room size.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-1553.
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ANTIQUE TRIBAL QASHQAI RUG, EXCELLENT COLOUR AND ...

Item Ref
H-320

Size: 6ft 0in x 4ft 3in (182 x 130cm).

Excellent Antique Tribal Qashqai rug with central medallion and all over floral design.

Circa 1880.

The rug has a abrashed mid indigo blue ground with a small central medallion, floating on a field which is covered with a floral design consisting of flowers and small rosette flower heads. Note the small animals that are hiding amongst the flowers. The rug has classic Qashqai border designs and retains the checker board design at both ends.

The rug is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and almost full pile, the rug is of fine weave with good wool, the rug has a nice floppy handle in the hand. The dye quality is of the highest order.

This is a truly outstanding example of Qashqai weaving that has survived in untouched original condition.

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

Stock Number: H-320.
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ANTIQUE TRIBAL QASHQAI KASHKULI RUG, SCARCE IVORY ...

Item Ref
W-005

Size: 7ft 8in x 4ft 9in (233 x 145cm).

Antique Kashkuli Qashqai rug with floral boteh design on a scarce ivory ground.

Circa 1870/80.

An outstanding example of Kashkuli tribal weaving, beautiful floral boteh in pastel shades on a ivory ground. The drawing of the boteh is superb with great detail and a very balanced feel to the design. The clear madder red border is drawn with the classic Kashkuli floral palmette design, the border frames the rug well and compliments the lighter coloured field.

The rug has even wear with medium / low pile. The are a few old re-weaves to the ivory ground, these are shown in the images but are blended well. The rug is of very fine weave with a very floppy handle typical of the earliest examples.

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

A superb collectors display item.

Stock Number: W-005.
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ANTIQUE TURKISH VILLAGE PRAYER RUG, MENDERES RIVER ...

Item Ref
H-331

Size: 4ft 9in x 4ft 5in (144 x 135cm).

Antique Turkish Village prayer rug from the Menderes river valley, South West Anatolia.

Late 18th century.

The rug has very soft wool and a very floppy handle. The rug is beautifully drawn with superb colours through out including a good green around the mihrab and a beautiful yellow/gold as a ground colour for the border. The floral border design is very attractive.

The rug is in good condition with even wear and medium pile, there are losses to the sides and ends and some damage to the field. The rug has been professionally conserved and mounted on ivory linen.

The rug has been hand washed and would make a superb wall hanging.

This is a good collectible rug of a small well documented scarce group.

Stock Number: H-331.
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ANTIQUE MAHAL CARPET, LARGE SIZE WITH STUNNING ...

Item Ref
AOR-040

Size: 13ft 11in x 10ft 10in (425 x 330cm).

Antique Mahal carpet of large square size.

Circa 1900.

The carpet is very striking with a large scale design and soft pastel colours on a deep indigo field.

The madder red border frames the carpet beautifully.

The carpet is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The carpet has been hand washed and ready for use or display.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic floor use.

Stock Number: AOR-040
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OLD TURKISH KAYSERI SILK CARPET WITH PARADISE ...

Item Ref
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.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN AKSTAFA PRAYER RUG, IVORY GROUND ...

Item Ref
H-174

Size: 6ft 2in x 2ft 11in (187 x 90cm).

Antique Caucasian Akstafa prayer rug of exceptional design.

2nd half 19th century.

A beautifully drawn prayer rug with superb colour. The rug is long and narrow with an ivory ground, the design is woven in pastel shades. The border is of classic Akstafa design. The rug is very fine with superb soft wool.

Superb condition with slight even wear and good pile

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-174.
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ANTIQUE ERSARI KIZYL AYAK TURKMEN MAIN CARPET, ...

Item Ref
R-1951

Size: 11ft 10in x 7ft 8in (360 x 234cm).

Antique Kizyl Ayak Ersari Turkmen main carpet with a unusual variant of the ‘tauk nuska’ gul design; each segment of the gul contains two bird heads or horned animals.

Circa 1880.

The carpet has a soft red ground colour which gives the carpet a very warm look, the border is of a classic Kizyl Ayak design. Note the very long kilim end finishes. The carpet is of very fine tight weave with soft glossy wool.

The carpet is in excellent condition with even wear with medium / low pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-1951.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN CHAJLI LONG RUG, SUPERB COLOUR, ...

Item Ref
H-316

Size: 9ft 7in x 3ft 8in (292 x 112cm).

Antique Caucasian Chajli long rug with all triple medallion design.

Circa 1860.

A superb example of a Chajli long rug, with three large octagonal medallions on a soft madder red field framed by a classic border. The colours are outstanding with superb fully saturated dyes. The weave is fine with soft wool. There are minor re-weaves to the ends.

The rug is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: H-316.
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ANTIQUE TRIBAL KHAMSEH RUG WITH OUTSTANDING DESIGN ...

Item Ref
AOR-099

Size: 9ft 7in x 5ft 6in (293 x 168cm).

Antique Khamseh tribal rug of all over boteh and flower design.

Circa 1870.

A rug of superb colour and design with very soft glossy wool. The rug has a wonderful border with large colourful flowering shrub design. The dark abrashed indigo field is covered with a very colourful repeat boteh and flowerhead design.

Good condition with slight even wear, good pile. Both ends retain the original checker board design and original end finishes.

Very soft wool and firm weave, hand washed and ready for use. Suitable for normal domestic use. The rug has good weight and sits well on the floor.

A truly outstanding example of tribal weaving.

Stock Number: AOR-099.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN LONG RUG, DATED 1855, ...

Item Ref
H-342

Size: 9ft 0in x 4ft 3in (275 x 130cm).

Antique Caucasian Shirvan long rug with Memling gul design, dated 1855..

Dated 1271 which is 1855.

An outstanding and early Caucasian Shirvan long rug with three rows of thirteen small Memling guls within boxed octagons on a dark indigo blue ground. The dye quality and range of colours is really superb and demonstrate Caucasian weaving of the highest quality. The rug is framed by an ivory ground Kufic border which contains the date panel. There are also two human figures in the lower left hand side of the border.

The rug is in excellent condition with slight even wear and almost full pile, the rug retains a small original kilim end finish at both ends. The rug is in original condition with no re-weaving.

A scarce dated Shirvan rug in outstanding condition suitable for adding to any collection.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: H-342.
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ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET, EXCELLENT COLOURS, GREAT FURNISHING ...

Item Ref
H-295

Size: 11ft 1in x 8ft 6in (337 x 260cm).

Antique Heriz carpet with a very well-drawn large medallion and excellent clear soft colours.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has a central medallion of traditional Heriz design, the ground colour is a superb madder red and the shades of indigo blue stand out well against it. The spandrels are a beautiful soft blue with hints of green. The well drawn border frames the carpet well.

A designers dream carpet for that timeless country house look.

The Carpet is in good condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use such as a living or dining room.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: H-295.
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ANTIQUE KIZYL AYAK TURKMEN MAIN CARPET, GREAT ...

Item Ref
R-1832

Size: 12ft 2in x 7ft 8in (370 x 234cm).

Antique Kizyl Ayak Ersari Turkmen main carpet with the ‘tauk nuska’ ’ gul design; each segment of the gul contains two double headed birds.

Circa 1880.

The carpet has a soft red ground colour which gives the carpet a very warm look, the border is of a classic Kizyl Ayak design. Note the very long kilim end finishes. The carpet is of very fine tight weave with soft glossy wool.

The carpet is in excellent condition with very slight even wear with good pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-1832.
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ANTIQUE TIMURI BALUCH MAIN CARPET, EXCELLENT COLOUR, ...

Item Ref
D-682

Size: 10ft 7in x 6ft 6in (322 x 198cm).

Antique Timuri Baluch main carpet with all over shrub design.

2nd half 19th century

A really outstanding Timuri main carpet, the shrub design in this format is usually only found on smaller rugs and prayer rugs of the 'Dokhtar-e-Qazi' design. This carpet has classic Timuri borders and of particular note are the large end panels in soumak work.

Superb colour through out with great indigo blues and soft madder reds.

Slight even wear with good pile, some corrosion to the browns.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

This is a scare and very collectable example of Timuri weaving in condition making it suitable for floor use.

Stock Number: D-682
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ANTIQUE AFGHAN ERSARI TURKMEN MAIN CARPET OF ...

Item Ref
MS-133

Size: 10ft 10in x 8ft 7in (330 x 262cm).

Antique Ersari Turkmen main carpet from Southern Turkmenistan or Northern Afghanistan.

2nd half 19th century.

This fine carpet has 3 rows of 7 large guls, each gul is of very large size and contains 4 boxed stars to the centre. The rows of guls are separated by a complex linked star design. The border design is most unusual being made up of a repeat boxed star design.

The colours in this carpet are truly outstanding and the images do not do them justice. The field is an soft coral madder red, the indigo blues range from a very light blue, a blue/green and a dark indigo blue.

The carpet retains its original long kilim ends and the original over bound side finishes.

The carpet is of a good size, this is without doubt a scarce and outstanding example of tribal weaving.

The carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: MS-133.
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OLD PERSIAN ISFAHAN CARPET, WOOL & SILK ...

Item Ref
R-9997

Size:10ft 6in x 6ft 7in (320 x 200cm).

Old Persian Isfahan carpet, wool and silk on a very fine silk foundation.

About 40 years old.

The carpet is of very fine weave with tight fine pile of lambs wool with silk high lights. The carpet has a velvet like feel.

The carpet has a floral design around a central medallion and has amazing detail, it is an outstanding example of type. This is a carpet of the highest quality that would grace any room.

The colours are superb, with an ivory ground with the design in beautiful clear colours. The deep indigo border contrasts well with the ivory ground.

The carpet is in excellent condition with no wear and full pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-9997.
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OLD PERSIAN ISFAHAN CARPET, WOOL & SILK ...

Item Ref
R-9996

Size:10ft 6in x 6ft 7in (320 x 200cm).

Old Persian Isfahan carpet, wool and silk on a very fine silk foundation.

About 40 years old.

The carpet is of very fine weave with tight fine pile of lambs wool with silk high lights. The carpet has a velvet like feel.

The carpet has a floral design around a central medallion and has amazing detail, it is an outstanding example of type. This is a carpet of the highest quality that would grace any room.

The colours are superb, with an ivory ground with the design in beautiful clear colours. The red border contrasts well with the ivory ground.

The carpet is in excellent condition with no wear and full pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-9996.
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ANTIQUE TURKISH OUSHAK CARPET, GREAT DESIGN & ...

Item Ref
R-550

Size: 10ft 4in x 10ft 6in (315 x 320cm).

Antique Turkish Oushak carpet of square size, the carpet is of a traditional Oushak design on an ivory coloured ground.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has good wide borders with excellent colour.

The carpet is in excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

The carpet has been hand washed and ready for use or display.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic floor use.

Stock Number: R-550
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ANTIQUE KASHAN CARPET, OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE WITH GREAT ...

Item Ref
R-742

Size: 11ft 10in x 8ft 10in (360 x 270cm).

Antique Kashan carpet of classic design and truly outstanding colour.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has a large elongated central medallion with reds, blues and ivory, with highlights in soft yellows, greens and pinks.

The border is an outstanding feature of this carpet being of large scale with a flowing design.

The carpet is in excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

The carpet is suitable for heavy domestic use such as a dining or living room.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-742

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ANTIQUE MAHAL CARPET, SUPERB ALL OVER DESIGN, ...

Item Ref
S-89

Size: 15ft 1in x 11ft 10in (460 x 360cm).

Antique Mahal carpet of large size

Circa 1900

A really outstanding example with all over design on an indigo blue field

Beautifully drawn with wonderful colour throughout

Very slight wear and almost full pile

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

A superb furnishing carpet suitable for heavy domestic use

Stock Number: S-89
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ANTIQUE SOUTH WEST PERSIAN SHEKARLU QASHQAI RUG, ...

Item Ref
H-007

Size: 7ft 8in x 4ft 9in (234 x 146cm).

Antique Shekarlu Qashqai rug of classic design.

Circa 1880.

This classic Shekarlu has a field full of tribal motifs, including shrubs, flowers, animals and birds, and the Shekarlu comb design.

The array of colours is outstanding including yellows, soft blues, reds and greens. The border is of typical Shekarlu design, both ends have the original long kilim end finishes and plaited tassels. The rug has a soft floppy handle.

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

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use.

Stock Number: H-007.
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ANTIQUE TEKKE TURKMEN MAIN CARPET WITH RARE ...

Item Ref
R-1830

Size: 9ft 6in x 5ft 11in (290 x 180cm).

Antique Tekke Turkmen main carpet with 4 rows of 12 octagonal guls.

Mid 19th century or earlier.

A rare Tekke Turkmen main carpet, there are only 6 know examples of Tekke main carpets with this type of octagonal gul. This carpet is published in 'Oriental Rugs Volume 5 - Turkoman' by Uwe Jourdan.

The carpet is of very fine weave with soft velvet like wool, the carpet retains the long kilim end finishes at both ends. The drawing of the guls is crisp and clear, there are many interesting changes in the design throughout the carpet. Note the headless man in the border top righthand corner.

The carpet is in good condition with slight even wear with good pile. There are a few historic repairs to the kilim ends and also to the field, the sides have also at some time been slightly reduced and selvedges applied.

The carpet is suitable for light domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-1830.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SEICHUR RUG OF CLASSIC CROSS ...

Item Ref
R-2219

Size: 6ft 2in x 4ft 2in (187 x 128cm).

Antique Caucasian Seichur rug with classic 'Saint Andrews cross' design.

Circa 1880.

This outstanding rug has the Saint Andrews cross design on an ivory ground, the design is well drawn in soft colours, the ivory field contains many small tribal designs. The multiple borders anre all designs associated with the village of Seichur and frame the rug very well.

The rug is in excellent condition with very slight even wear and almost full pile. The rug is of fine weave.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use.

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

This is an outstanding example of this sought after design, a good display rug that would make a superb wall hanging.

Stock Number: R-2219.
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TURKISH OUSHAK VILLAGE CARPET, HAND KNOTTED IN ...

Item Ref
NR-126

Size: 13ft 7in x 10ft 8in. (414 x 325cm)

An excellent example of a Turkish Oushak carpet of current production hand knotted in Turkey.

This fine carpet is hand woven in a Turkish village as part of a small scale family production. Materials of the highest quality have been used to produce a carpet in the style of a 19th century Oushak carpet but with a contemporary twist, the wool is soft and glossy and has a wonderful feel to the touch.

The carpet is offered in perfect condition with no wear at all with full pile which has been clipped to give an antique look.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: NR-126.
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ANTIQUE UZBECK BOKHARA 'NIM' SUZANI, SUPERB COLOUR ...

Item Ref
H-440

Size: 5ft 6in x 3ft 9in (167 x 115cm).

Antique Uzbek Bokhara 'nim' suzani.

Circa 1850.

Suzani are silk embroideries that have been woven in Uzbekistan for many hundreds of years, they are treasured family items woven by the ladies of a family usually to celebrate a wedding. They are then used to decorate the inside of the Yurt. They are embroidered in silk on strips of cotton which are then joined together to make the complete item. The suzani is then backed with fine cotton to give it strength and body.

This small example is known as a 'nim' suzani, which translated means half size. It is from Bukhara and features large multi coloured flowers entwined in a green leafy vine. The suzani has been embroidered in three strips.

The condition is excellent with only very slight wear and no repairs, the suzani has a fine cotton backing printed with a paisley design.

The suzani is ready for display.

Ref: H-440.
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ANTIQUE TURKISH KONYA TWO PART KILIM, OUTSTANDING ...

Item Ref
R-617

Size: 11ft 6in x 5ft 3in (350 x 160cm).

Antique Central Anatolian Konya kilim of striking niche design with superb colours.

2nd half 19th century.

An excellent kilim with pleasing soft colour and traditional niche design. The natural dye quality is excellent, the range of colours include a rich aubergine, soft yellow, pale green and warm reds. The kilim is woven in two parts joined along the middle as is normal for these early kilims.

Excellent condition with very slight even wear, there are a few scattered old re-weaves that are very difficult to detect.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-617.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN DAGESTAN RUG WITH IVORY GROUND ...

Item Ref
JM-01

Size: 6ft 6in x 4ft 2in (197 x 126cm).

Antique Caucasian Dagestan rug with floral lattice on an ivory ground.

Circa 1880.

A superb example of this well known group of rugs, this rug has excellent colour and is very well drawn. The ivory ground is filled with a fine indigo blue serrated edge lattice which is filled with small colourful flowers and shrubs.

The rug has a classic main border and cross design to the inner border; a floral rosette outer border and a very finely drawn inner guard of a linked 'S' design on a blue ground.

The rug has very slight even wear and good pile.

Hand washed and ready for use or display. A superb example of type.

Stock Number: JM-01.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN RUG WITH KUBA AFSHAN ...

Item Ref
R-2231

Size: 9ft 11in x 4ft 7in (303 x 139cm).

Antique East Caucasian Shirvan rug with Kuba Afshan design.

Circa 1900.

This good Shirvan rug has the classic Afshan design of a dark indigo blue field. The drawing is clear using good colour to highlight the large palmette floral design. The classic Shirvan borders frame the rug well. An impressive statement rug using bold colour and contrast.

Excellent condition with slight even wear, good pile. The rug has a very soft floppy handle.

Hand washed and ready for use.

Stock Number: R-2231.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN AKSTAFA STAR MEDALLION RUG, ...

Item Ref
AOR-044

Size: 7ft 5in x 4ft 6in (226 x 136cm).

Antique Caucasian Shirvan Akstafa star medallion rug from the Eastern Caucasus.

Circa 1880.

This is an outstanding example of type, with three star medallions on a dark indigo blue field. The central medallion is in ivory and the two are in a soft madder red. The four corners of the rug contain large fan tailed birds, probably peacocks, there are smaller birds and floral rosettes throughout the field. Of particular note either side of the lower medallion is a lady and gentleman with two children. The ivory ground main border is of a classic Caucasian design. A very special rug.

The rug has even wear and medium pile, there is slight corrosion to the browns. The ends retain the original fine ivory kilim.

Hand washed and ready for use or display, the rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

Stock Number: AOR-044.
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ANTIQUE MALAYER RUG, VERY FINE WEAVE WITH ...

Item Ref
R-2011

Size: 6ft 11in x 5ft 3in (210 x 160cm).

An outstanding example of a Malayer rug with the 'Harshang' design on an dark indigo ground.

Circa 1900.

This rug is a rare example from this village featuring this sought after design which is usually found on Caucasian or North West Persian rugs of an earlier date. The borders of the rug are detailed and very well drawn, with the main border being an ivory ground floral design. The rug has a superb colour palette which glows against the midnight blue Indigo.

This is a superb example of village workshop weaving that will grace the finest room and compliment either antique or contemporary furnishing styles.

The rug is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: R-2011.
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ANTIQUE TRIBAL QASHQAI CARPET, OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE, CIRCA ...

Item Ref
H-191

Size: 10ft 2in x 6ft 4in (310 x 194cm).

South west Persian Qashqai tribal carpet of outstanding design.

Circa 1880.

The carpet has three linked latch hook medallions each containing emblems associated with the Qashqai tribe. The indigo blue field is covered with beautifully drawn tribal designs. The ivory ground border is of a classic design associated with the Shekarlu sub tribe of the Qashqai.

The carpet has superb natural dyes and has an array of wonderful colours.

The carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile, a tribal carpet of the highest order.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

Stock Number: H-191.
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ANTIQUE RUG BY THE LURI TRIB, OUTSTANDING ...

Item Ref
R-1446

Size: 7ft 5inx 5ft 3in (226 x 160cm).

Antique Luri tribal rug in outstanding condition with classic design.

Circa 1900.

This rug is an excellent example of Luri tribal weaving, with a field of four latch hook medallions. The medallions are filled with rosettes and other tribal devices, the indigo blue field contains many small animals, flowers and tribal designs. The border designs are typical of Luri work.

The rug has very slight wear with good full pile, the wool quality and colours are outstanding. The rug is also of a very useful size being slightly larger than normal.

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

Stock Number: R-1446.
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OUTSTANDING COPY OF A 19TH CENTURY PERSIAN ...

Item Ref
MA-99

Size: 17ft 5in x 12ft 2in (530 x 370cm).

Copy of a 19th century Persian shrub carpet made using hand spun wool and natural dyes.

New unused condition.

This is an outstanding copy of a 19th century Persian shrub or garden carpet of large size. The all over shrub design is on an ivory ground, the floral design is in soft pastel colours. The border is of a classic floral design and beautifully drawn on a soft gold ground.

This is superb decorative carpet that will look at home with the finest furnishings.

This carpet is unused since its manufacture and is in perfect condition.

The carpet is suitable for heavy domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: MA-99
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ANTIQUE AFGHAN SULAYMAN ERSARI CARPET OF VERY ...

Item Ref
MS-114

Size: 17ft 11in x 11ft 3in (545 x 343cm).

An exceptional and scarce example of a very large size traditional Afghan Sulayman carpet by Ersari Turkmen weavers.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has three rows of eight large Sulayman guls, the carpet has a very good soft burnt orange colour with the design in dark indigo blue.

The carpet is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: MS-114.
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ANTIQUE ERSARI BESHIR TURKMEN MAIN CARPET, 2ND ...

Item Ref
S2

Size: 14ft 11in x 6ft 1in (455 x 185cm).

Antique Ersari Beshir Turkmen main carpet

Second half 19th century

A superb carpet of classic Beshir design

Wonderful colours and many Beshir design elements

Note how the border design changes along its length

Excellent condition with even wear, good pile.

Hand washed and ready for use.

Stock Number: S2
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TURKISH OUSHAK VILLAGE CARPET, HAND KNOTTED IN ...

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NR-144

Size: 13ft 2in x 10ft 7in. (401 x 320cm)

An excellent example of a Turkish Oushak carpet of current production hand knotted in Turkey.

This fine carpet is hand woven in a Turkish village as part of a small scale family production. Materials of the highest quality have been used to produce a carpet in the style of a 19th century Oushak carpet but with a contemporary twist, the wool is soft and glossy and has a wonderful feel to the touch.

The carpet is offered in perfect condition with no wear at all with full pile which has been clipped to give an antique look.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: NR-144.
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TURKISH OUSHAK VILLAGE CARPET, HAND KNOTTED IN ...

Item Ref
VRL-013

Size: 14ft 5in x 9ft 11in. (440 x 302cm)

An excellent example of a Turkish Oushak carpet of current production hand knotted in Turkey.

This fine carpet is hand woven in a Turkish village as part of a small scale family production. Materials of the highest quality have been used to produce a carpet in the style of a 19th century Oushak carpet but with a contemporary twist, the wool is soft and glossy and has a wonderful feel to the touch.

The carpet is offered in perfect condition with no wear at all with full pile which has been clipped to give an antique look.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: VRL-013.
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OLD HAND KNOTTED AFGHAN CARPET IN THE ...

Item Ref
R-1982

Size: 18ft 1in x 12ft 6in (550 x 380cm).

Hand knotted Afghan carpet with a soft colour palette.

About 10 years old.

This is an outstanding copy of a 19th century Persian Ziegler design carpet of large size. The large scale floral design is on an 'antique' ivory ground.

This is superb decorative carpet that will look at home with the finest furnishings.

The carpet is in excellent condition with no wear with good pile. This carpet looks to be unused since its manufacture and is in perfect condition.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-1982.
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ANTIQUE SHEKARLU QASHQAI RUG, SUPERB DRAWING AND ...

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R-288

Size: 8ft 0in x 5ft 9in (243 x 175cm).

Antique Shekarlu Qashqai rug of classic design.

4th quarter 19th century.

This classic Shekarlu has a field full of tribal motifs, including shrubs, flowers, animals, birds, people and the Shekarlu comb design.

The array of colours is outstanding including yellows and greens. The border is of typical Shekarlu design, both ends have checker board finishes. The rug has a soft floppy handle.

The carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and medium/low pile.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

The rug is suitable for light domestic use.

Stock Number: R-288


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ANTIQUE ZIEGLER CARPET, ALLOVER DESIGN, GREAT COLOUR ...

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R-235

Size: 11ft 10in x 8ft 2in (355 x 245cm).

Antique Ziegler carpet with all over ‘floral’ design.

Late 19th century.

The carpet has a deep indigo blue field with soft yellows, blues, greens and ivory giving it a light feel. The carpet has excellent soft wool.

The Carpet is in excellent condition with slight wear and good pile. This is a good furnishing carpet with excellent colour.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-235
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ANTIQUE ERSARI TURKMEN MAIN CARPET, OUTSTANDING COLOUR ...

Item Ref
R-789

Size: 11ft 2in x 9ft 6in (340 x 290cm).

Antique Ersari Turkmen main carpet from Southern Turkmenistan or Northern Afghanistan.

Late 19th century.

This fine carpet has 3 rows of 6 large guls with a diamond shaped minor gul.

The colours in this carpet are truly outstanding and the images do not do them justice.

The carpet retains its original long kilim ends and the wide over bound side finishes.

The carpet is of a larger size than is normally found.

The carpet is in excellent condition with very slight wear and good pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use such as a dining room or a living room.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: R-789

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ANTIQUE AFGHAN ERSARI CARPET OF VERY LARGE ...

Item Ref
MS-125

Size: 16ft 9in x 11ft 6in (510 x 350cm).

An outstanding carpet of large size by Afghan Ersari weavers from North Afghanistan, Kunduz region.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has three rows of eight large Sulayman type guls, the carpet has a very good soft rose madder colour with the design in shades of indigo blue.

The carpet is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: MS-125.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SHIRVAN RUG WITH UNUSUAL NORTH ...

Item Ref
R-1509

Size: 7ft 5in x 4ft 6in (227 x 137cm).

Antique Caucasian Shirvan rug with unusual design.

Circa 1900.

This is a most unusual Shirvan rug, the field and border designs are both normally associated with carpets and rugs woven in the North of Persia. The field is a large scale version of the heratti design and the border is often seen on Heriz and Faraghan rugs and carpets. This is an exceptional rug, well drawn with superb colour.

The rug is in excellent condition with slight even wear and good pile.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: R-1509.
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ANTIQUE SOUTH WEST PERSIAN TRIBAL CARPET BY ...

Item Ref
R-1548

Size: 11ft 2in x 6ft 9in (341 x 205cm).

Antique south west Persian Khamseh tribal carpet of outstanding design.

Circa 1890.

The carpet has three linked medallions each containing the emblem associated with the Qashqai tribe. The indigo blue field is covered with beautifully drawn tribal designs. The striped cane design at the sides is a clear pointer to Khamseh origin along with the border designs which are typical of Khamseh weaving.

The carpet has superb natural dyes and has an array of wonderful colours.

The carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and medium pile, a tribal carpet of the highest order.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

Stock Number: R-1548.
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ANTIQUE ERSARI KIZIL AYAK TURKMEN MAIN CARPET, ...

Item Ref
D-0684

Size: 11ft 10in x 6ft 11in (360 x 212cm).

Antique Kizyl Ayak Ersari Turkmen main carpet with the tradition Kizil Ayak gul design; there are three rows of ten large guls.

Circa 1880.

The carpet has a rich red ground colour with some very nice blues and blue greens. The boarder is a very well drawn example of the bird head design. Note how the minor gul changes through out the carpet and the use of stars between each set of guls. There are also some nice filler elements used at the sides of the field.

The carpet is in excellent condition with slight even wear with good pile. The carpet retains it original kilim end finishes at both ends.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use.

Stock Number: D-0684.
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ANTIQUE PERSIAN TABRIZ CARPET, IVORY GROUND WITH ...

Item Ref
AOR-CB01

Size: 12ft 2in x 9ft 2in (370 x 280cm).

Antique Tabriz carpet of good room size with ivory ground and small medallion, the carpet has a floral design in pastel shades with a soft red border.

Circa 1900/20.

The carpet has a real country house feel, the soft colours will bring warmth to any room.

The carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and fair pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use such as a dining room or a living room.

The carpet will be hand washed and the sides rebound prior to delivery, this is included in the price.

Stock Number: AOR-CB01.
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ANTIQUE HERIZ CARPET, COUNTRY HOUSE STYLE WITH ...

Item Ref
VRL-048

Size: 13ft 9in x 9ft 11in (420 x 302cm).

Antique Heriz carpet with a very well-drawn and striking large medallion on a burgundy red field.

Circa 1900.

The carpet has a large central medallion of traditional Heriz design with yellow highlights, the ground colour is a superb rich burgundy wine red with the open floral spray design in pastel colours. The spandrels are in ivory with the indigo blue classic floral Heriz border framing the carpet well. The border is of one of the less common Hheriz designs.

A superb designers carpet for that timeless country house look.

The Carpet is in excellent condition with even wear and good pile.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use such as a living or dining room.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: VRL-048.
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ANTIQUE FERAGHAN REGION VILLAGE CARPET, PERFECT CONDITION, ...

Item Ref
W-015

Size: 11ft 10in x 9ft 0in (360x 275cm).

Antique Feraghan village carpet with all over lattice design on an ivory ground.

Circa 1900/20.

This excellent carpet has a ivory ground with a lattice design with shrubs and flowers in soft pastel colours. The border is in a madder red with a traditional floral palmette design. The border frames the carpet well and contrasts with the ivory ground.

The carpet is in excellent condition with almost no wear and full thick pile.

The carpet is suitable for heavy domestic use.

The carpet has been hand washed and is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: W-015.
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ANTIQUE INDIAN AGRA RUG, BOTEH DESIGN, STRIKING ...

Item Ref
R-1764


Size: 7ft 11in x 5ft 1in (241 x 155cm).

Antique ‘Jail’ Agra rug with all over large boteh design.

Circa 1870/80.

These rugs were woven in the prisons of Agra, India during the latter part of the 19th century.

This rug is a superb example with a very dark indigo ground covered in large boteh design, the boteh are in gold, green, aubergine and ivory. The border is a striking diagonal stripe design.

The rug is in excellent condition with almost no wear and full pile, the wool is very soft. The rug retains a small kilim at both ends in light indigo blue.

It is rare to find such an outstanding example in almost perfect condition.

The rug is suitable for normal domestic use.

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

Stock Number: R-1764.
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OLD NAIN CARPET, WOOL AND SILK, FROM ...

Item Ref
ROX-01

Size: 10ft 0in x 6ft 10in (304 x 209cm).

Old Persian Nain rug, wool and silk on a fine cotton foundation.

About 60 years old.

This outstanding carpet is a scarce example from the workshop of the Master Weaver 'Habibian'. Fathollah Habibian (1903-1995) ran one of the most famous Na'in workshops and is widely regarded as 'the father of Nain rugs'. Producing fine carpets with his brother Mohammed since his school days Fathollah Habibian is responsible for the design and weaving of some of the world's finest Nains. The workshop is now run by the son of Fathollah's daughter.

The carpet is of fine weave with tight fine pile of soft lambs wool with silk high lights. The carpet has a velvet like feel.

The carpet has a floral design around a central star medallion and has amazing detail, it is an good example of type. This is a carpet of good quality that would grace any room. Note the large eight point start is each corner. The carpet is signed 'Iran, Habibian, Nain' in a cartouche in the upper border.

The colours are superb, with an ivory ground with the design in beautiful clear colours. The border provides a good contrast to the field.

The carpet is in excellent condition with no wear and full pile, and has recently been hand washed.

The carpet is suitable for normal domestic use.

The carpet is ready for use or display.

Stock Number: ROX-01.
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ANTIQUE CAUCASIAN SEICHUR OR ALPAN-KUBA RUNNER, OUTSTANDING ...

Item Ref
R-166

Size: 10ft 0in x 3ft 2in (300 x 97cm).

Antique Caucasian Seichur or Alpan-Kuba runner.

4th quarter 19th century.

A superb runner of classic design.

Outstanding colours through out.

Beautifully drawn, very subtle border.

True showroom condition, even wear with low pile.

Hand washed and ready for use or display.

Stock Number: R-166.
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