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S2466

Antique Ziegler carpet

Circa 1890
381 × 284 cm 12’6” x 9’3”
£38,000
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Description

A simply stunning slate blue background Ziegler carpet with wide borders with an unusual vine design. This Ziegler is in fantastic condition and was exhibited at the recent BADA antiques fair in London.

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

Ziegler rugs developed an almost immediate following, especially among early collectors 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 types of carpet.

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