EST. 1933


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The team at C. John spent last week exhibiting at LARTA, part of The Decorative Fair which this year took place in London’s Batte  rsea Park. This wonderful experience enabled us to connect with friends and clients, both old and new. The show took place from 24th until 29th January and was a big success. The […]

Jan 30th, 2017

Oriental Chinese Rugs

Oriental Chinese Rugs The art of rug making in China reached its peak between the 16th and 19th centuries, with many individual styles evolving from different regions. Chinese rugs, while still considered oriental, differ from many other types originating from these areas. In China, beauty and design would often prevail over the finesse of the rug. The […]

Jan 9th, 2017

Caucasian Rugs and Carpets

Caucasian Rugs and Carpets Complementing the most modern setting, a fine-looking Caucasian rug is rich in colour and texture. Known for the geometrical design, a rug of this nature is simultaneously contemporary and authentic. The well balanced patterns are extremely pleasing to the eye, blend beautifully with current furnishings and will add warmth and character […]

Dec 14th, 2016

English Needlework Carpets

(Information based on English Needlework Carpets, 16th – 19th century by M. J. Mayorcas, 1963) Dating back to the 16th century, the craft of English Needlework is defined as embroidery carried out in either wool, silk or other thread worked on to a canvas made either from linen, cotton, jute or hemp. The stitches employed […]

Nov 24th, 2016


INDIAN AGRA CARPETS The production of rugs in India dates back as far as the 16th century however these pieces became better known with the expansion of the British Empire into India in the 19th century. The British rule led to an increased market for exotic goods from the new territories. Influences came from Persia where this […]

Sep 27th, 2016


FINE ART MEETS FINE RUGS & CARPETS You could enter and almost breathe in the air of anticipation and excitement that was building up inside C. John’s gallery. In just a few hours a wonderful reception to celebrate the collaboration of C. John (rare rugs) and Martix would be held and both parties couldn’t contain […]

May 31st, 2016


Bessarabian rugs descend from the region off the western shore of the Black Sea that has been a part of both Romania, Moldova and the Ukraine, depending on the political situation of the time. Bessarabian rugs are almost always flat woven. Designs are often floral with elegantly drawn motifs and colours in earthy tones. They […]

May 16th, 2016

BADA Fair 2016

We at C. John have had the privilege to attend the BADA Fair this week and what a wonderful exhibition it was, featuring beautiful antiques and contemporary art. The BADA Fair is the showcase for members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association, representing the UK’s leading specialists in fine art, design and antiques. The BADA Fair has […]

Mar 14th, 2016

Mothers Day

Mothers Day – Sunday 6th March 2016 What better present could you buy than a timeless C. John classic. A rug or carpet to fill that floor space, whether it be modern, traditional, antique or contemporary you will discover the perfect piece amongst our extensive range.   Visit the C. John Gallery this week to […]

Feb 29th, 2016

Parsua – March 2016

March 2016 will see the launch of the newest range of Parsua contemporary bespoke rugs. Parsua rugs and carpets are both unique and modern and C. John are proud to be the sole London stockists of these beautiful weavings. C. John will be presenting The Parsua Collection in their Gallery during the month of March. Please visit the showroom […]

Feb 25th, 2016