We have just added some beautiful close ups of this remarkable antique Ziegler carpet that is in fantastic full pile all over. The wool is thick and lush and it has to be one of the best Ziegler’s we have had in such excellent original condition. The drawing of this piece is exceptional as it is really open and the floral motifs are well spaced apart. With a subtle pale blue border to compliment the main field it has a light and gracious feel.
In 1883, Ziegler and Co, of Manchester, England established a Persian carpet manufacture in Sultanabad Persia, which employed designers from major western department stores such as B. Altman & Co of New York and Liberty, to modify 16th- and 17th-century Eastern designs for the more restrained western taste. Using highly developed dying techniques, and the best artisans from the region, the Ziegler Co created rugs with bold, all-over patterns and with softer palettes than their vibrant Persian counterparts.
Ziegler rugs developed an almost immediate following, especially among early collectors included the Guinness family, who laid them in Elveden Hall, their Suffolk estate. Ziegler carpets are one of the only types of Persian carpet which were influenced by western designs and have become one of the most sought after types of carpet.
Please contact us to find out more information or to arrange a viewing of this stunning antique Ziegler carpet.