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Antique Ziegler border runner

Circa 1890
395 × 80 cm 12’11” x 2’7”


An antique Ziegler border runner with amazing colours and design.  Ziegler & Co workshop were famous for producing enormous carpets for export in the late 19th century.  Occasionally large carpets were damaged or areas cut sadly to make a carpet fit in a room.  This large border has been turned into a corridor runner from an enormous Ziegler carpet which works beautifully and was done exceptionally well. We have improved the antique areas of restoration to make this runner look stunning! Amazing dyes on this 130 years old runner.

If you would like to request a home visit to view this stunning antique Ziegler runner in situ at a convenient time please do, we love to travel and visit customers all over the UK.  Alternatively please contact us to visit our barn showroom in Surrey to view this carpet.

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History about Ziegler carpets: 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.

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