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South Audley Street Gallery Permanently Closed

On the last day of 2019, we shall be vacating our premises on South Audley Street in Mayfair. Times are changing and C. John is keeping up with today’s trends. Where one door closes, another door (or window) opens… We …

GRAND STATELY CARPETS

We are pleased to showcase a selection of rare and exceptional carpets of very large dimensions, all of which are highly decorative and in their original condition. ABOVE: A rare late 19th century Persian Tabriz carpet with an expanding medallion design. …

Beautiful Aubussons

French Aubusson Carpets The 19th century saw a prolific production of hand tapestry woven carpets in the weaving centre of Aubusson, close to Paris. These carpets were designed to compliment French furniture with their exquisite, colourful, floral designs. We show here …

Persian Tabriz Carpets

Persian Tabriz Carpets of the second half of the 19th century. The city of Tabriz lies at the centre of the Azerbaidjan province. Pride of place to the carpet weaving centres of Persia must probably go to Tabriz, because the …

Magnificent Tapestries

“The Return from the Harvest” An extremely fine and rare English Soho Tapestry, hand woven in silk and wool. A pastoral scene from a design by David Teniers. Unsigned but probably attributed to John Vanderbank. Circa 1720 Dimensions: 315cm wide …

Persian Sennah Rugs

Senneh (Senna) rugs were finely woven in the second half of the 19th century by the peoples of Persian Kurdistan. Interesting, colourful designs were created using woollen hand knotting, often on a multi coloured silk foundation. Here are a selection of …

Persian Sarouk Carpets

A selection of highly decorative, late 19th Persian Sarouk Carpets from the Arak (Sultanabad) district of North West Persia, finely hand knotted in wool, in wonderful, original condition. These are beautiful works of art in the traditional manner to enhance the floors of your reception …

Caucasian Perepedil Carpets

    A group of superb rugs hand woven in wool during the latter part of the 19thcentury, in the Kuba district of the Caucasus (Azerbaijan), close to the Caspian Sea, known as “Perepedil” rugs. All four examples shown here are …

NEEDLEWORK COLLECTION

This beautiful example from the mid 19th century has lovely colourful floral bouquets in a latticework pattern.   The carpets below are English Needleworks dating from the mid-19th century. All in excellent condition these exquisite carpets will enhance your living …