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Early Antique Agra carpet

Circa 1840
435 × 340 cm 14’3” x 11’1”


From the 16th to 19th Century many fine carpets were woven in Agra and Amritsar, from the finest sheeps wool and silk, with Persian patterns often known as Indo Agra's.  This remarkable early antique Agra Carpet dates from the early 19th century, using classical 17th Century patterns from Isfahan a Persian city that produced exceptional fine and highly detailed carpets.  Using large scale floral palmettes and cloud-band designs to beautiful effect.  The drawing of this carpet is quite wonderful with stunning symmetry and well proportioned design.  The wide border with scrolling vines connecting the floral palmettes is exquisite.

Woven in the early to mid part of the 19th century the condition is good in general, with predominantly a good wool pile in place.  Minimal scattered wear can be seen and minor old areas of restoration, this carpet has not been heavily restored or re-piled which keeps its originality and beauty.  The structure is sound and in excellent order.  The deep blue dyes varying gold border tones and rich reds and faded sage greens complete the look to create a truly handsome carpet.  The best weavers in India often travelled from Persia to showcase their skill and replicate these 17th century designs.

To arrange a private home visit, contact us in your preferred way using our online enquiry buttons.  We would love to show you this carpet soon at home or at our barn showroom by appointment.

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The Indian city of Agra in the late 19th century was an area where carpet weaving began to excel, as carpets and rugs were comissioned for the western market. Persian designs were used, but like Ziegler carpets the designs were generally enlarged to show beautiful palmettes and vines with mainly reds, purples, greens and ivory as the predominant colours.

From the 16th century, during the Mughal Empire carpet weaving was influenced by the Persian weavers which resided in Agra, India.  Designs on Agra carpets vary considerably, but Persian floral motifs from Tabriz and Ziegler were often used.  The British revival in the 19th century bought back the production of oriental rugs after the collapse of the Mughal Empire due to high demand for export.

We offer the service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire & the UK by appointment.  We also will ship worldwide and have sent carpets as far as Hong Kong safely and securely with our expert shippers.

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