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Special Aubusson Rugs

Featured here is a collection of French 19th century Aubusson tapestry woven rugs chosen for their beauty and finesse. The exquisite floral designs, often in pastel colours have returned to fashion in todays decorative homes.    

Barbra Streisand’s love of antique rugs

This fabulous article appeared in the Evening Standard this week – a wonderful piece about a wonderful woman, Miss Barbra Streisand. The article followed her interview with Zoe Ball on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show earlier that day. Ms Streisand …

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. …

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 …

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 …

INDIAN AGRA RUGS

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 …

FINE ART MEETS FINE RUGS AND CARPETS

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 …

BESSARABIAN RUGS

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 …

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, …