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Sultanabad “Ziegler” Carpets

Persian Sultanabad “Ziegler” Carpets  Handwoven in woollen pile, circa 1880 These highly decorative so-called “Ziegler Carpets” were woven on looms in the city of Sultanabad in the district of Arak. A British firm of Swiss origin, Messrs Ziegler and Company of …

Choice Chinese Carpets

We feature here a selection of highly desirable Chinese carpets. These beautifully hand knotted woollen pieces are more often than not in shades of blue, ivory and yellow. Chinese Ningxia Carpet 505cm x 323cm Circa 1850 £15,000 This carpet from the …

Gallery Carpets

We are pleased to showcase three exceptional woollen Gallery Carpets, all of which have great appeal and are in their original condition. Caucasian Karabagh Carpet Circa 1880 584cm x 200cm Persian Bidjar Carpet Circa 1880 492cm x 248cm Persian Fereghan …

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 …