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Antique Ziegler carpet

Circa 1890
505 x 402 cm 16’6” x 13’2”


The variety of colours on this antique Ziegler make this an extremely attractive carpet, from the sage greens to the subtle pale blues and muted yellows.  The soft apricot border is an unusual colour and really complements the blue main field colour beautifully. This is why Ziegler carpets are still so desirable to decorate with today, their colours completely enhance a space adding character and charm.  We absolutely love this all over design Ziegler, the scrolling vines intwined throughout the central design of palmette flowers give the carpet a lovely flowing feel.  A lot of antique Ziegler’s will have a central medallion so this piece is very easy to place in a room with a fireplace as it does not have to be centralised and can allow furniture to sit anywhere on it happily.

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The condition of this carpet woven over 120 years is very good indeed, with the wool pile very high on the majority of the carpet.  There are some areas of lower pile, please see the photographs,  but in general this carpet is in great order and can be used for another 100 years.  There have been no major areas of restoration just general tidying up in places to preserve this excellent antique carpet.  We would love to show it to you, please contact us to arrange a time to do so.

Antique Ziegler carpets are famous due to a smart Swiss businessman who In 1883 used his company Ziegler and Co, of Manchester, England to establish a Persian carpet manufacture in Sultanabad Persia.  Which employed designers from major western department stores such as A 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, decorative all-over patterns and with softer palettes than their vibrant Persian counterparts.  Taking the small intricate patterns of finer persian carpets and enlarging the floral motifs to use on these Zieglers.

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