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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” …

BRING SPRING INTO YOUR LIVING ROOM

A highly Bessarabian decorative tapestry/flat woven woollen rug that compliments both traditional and modern living. Circa 1890 Dimensions: 272 × 183 cm     A fine and rare mid 19th Century English Needlework Carpet. Hand worked woollen stitches on canvas. Dimensions …

Chinese Rugs and Carpets

ABOVE:  A fine and rare late 19th century Chinese Peking Carpet. Circa 1890 Dimensions: 356 × 282 cm (website number 293)   Chinese Rugs and Carpets The art of rug making in China reached its peak between the 16th and 19th centuries, with many …

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. …

LARTA Exhibition 2021

LARTA Virtual 2021 26 January – 14 February 2021  C. JOHN are exhibiting at Larta Virtual this year. Click here to visit our virtual stand at the Exhibition The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair – LARTA 2021 is …

More wonderful pictures of in-situ rugs

In this modern North London apartment, the designers have magically blended old and new with gorgeous colours, patterns and materials. This home has the wonderful combination of classic and contemporary.