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The Restoration Journey

REPAIRING AND CARING FOR YOUR RUGS AND CARPETS At C. John we repair and restore your rugs and carpets with the care they deserve. As antique pieces, they should be handled delicately and our experienced repairers pay attention to every detail. …

MORTLAKE TAPESTRY

CIRCA 1690 Dimensions 271cm × 183cm / 8’10” x 6′.0″ A fine and rare late 17th century English Mortlake Tapestry depicting a scene from the life of Diogenes. Mortlake Shield in bottom right hand corner Hand woven with silk and wool …

Rare set of three Indian Agra Carpets

  An extremely rare set of three Indian Agra Carpets The designs replicating the famous “Ardebil” carpet of the 16th century which is on permanent view at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Hand knotted very finely in wool. …

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

WE AT C. JOHN MOURN THE PASSING OF HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II AFTER A LIFETIME OF DEVOTION AND SERVICE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE COMMONWEALTH AND THE WORLD. WE THANK HER FOR HER KIND PATRONAGE FOR SO MANY YEARS    

Mr Michael Sassoon of C. John (rare rugs) Ltd

  It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Mr Michael Sassoon, a quiet yet devoted director of the C. John company. Michael will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.  

Aubusson Exhibition featuring two C. John carpets

Aubusson Exhibition featuring two C. John carpets (part of Les Louvres, Paris)   EXHIBITION DETAILS “Sallandrouze de Lamornaix. Histoire d’une manufacture d’exception” From 2nd July to 19th September 2021 at Centre culturel et artistique Jean Lurçat Avenue des lissiers 23200 Aubusson Monday; …

Attractive Aubusson for Autumn..

    A  fine early 20th century French Aubusson Carpet Circa 1910 Hand tapestry woven in wool In excellent condition Dimensions: 292cm x 200cm / 9’6” x 6’6” The famous tapestry capital of France, nestling on the River Creuse, is …

SULTANABAD ZIEGLER CARPET

  A  fine and highly decorative late 19th century Persian Sultanabad so-called ‘ Ziegler’ Carpet Circa 1880 Hand knotted pile in colourful hand dyed pure wool. In original, excellent condition without any restoration. Dimensions: 437cm x 318cm / 14’0” x 10’5” …