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Antique square Ziegler carpet

Circa 1890
325 × 325 cm 10’7” x 10’7”


Rare square Antique Ziegler carpet, woven in the late 19th century, exquisite pale blues and delicate pink tones.  A very rare find to come across a Ziegler as magnificent as this one in this square size.  Woven between 1880-1890 the beautiful central medallion design with the lovely curvilinear corners are wonderfully drawn.  Lovely faded look and with low areas of wear, supplied with our strong durable underlay this would aid its use for many many years to come.

Available to be privately viewed at home, by requesting a home visit, you can choose a convenient day and time for us to bring this carpet to you.  We travel nationwide showing our carpets to private customers and interior designers, it would be a pleasure to help you soon.

Alternatively please arrange a visit to our barn showroom, we are open Monday to Saturday by appointment.

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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 beautiful, all-over patterns and with softer palettes than their vibrant Persian counterparts.

Ziegler & Co a Manchester-based Swiss producer was a genius in creating the worlds most desirable and decorative carpets. Using wool from Manchester, UK he had workshops in Sultanabad and supplied Liberty and Harvey Nichols.  Ziegler & Co were instrumental in shaping how decorative carpets would be produced in Persia and what designs would be woven in Sultanabad for the next 50 years. The company’s designs were essentially Western versions of finer Persian designs,  their large scale floral designs and often enormous sizes were modified to the specifications of Western retailers.  Most of the Ziegler production was shipped to New York and London.


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