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Antique Ziegler carpet

Circa 1890
580 × 350 cm 19’ x 11’5”


A stunning antique Ziegler carpet from Sultanabad woven in Persia dating from 1880-1890.  The wool pile is in excellent condition with subtle muted reds, greens and gold tones. The classical all over design is a famous carpet design called the ‘Herati’ pattern, this consists of two stylised leaves around a flower which in rare early museum carpets from the 16-17th century was originally two fish around a water-lily.

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 This beautiful oversize antique carpet is in outstanding original condition, ideal for a drawing room or dining room to scheme furnishings around or to place in a current scheme.

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 rugs developed an almost immediate following in the late 19th Century, especially among early collectors which 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 carpets in the world today.

Request a home visit to view this stunning antique Ziegler carpet in situ at a convenient time, we travel the length and breadth of the UK showing our inventory in customers homes.

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