The following is a complete listing of our Antique and Semi-antique rugs and carpets in current stock. They are arranged in order of size, starting with the smallest.
Each and every piece has been personally and carefully selected, based on 45 years of experience buying Antique rugs. I only buy exceptional pieces in perfect or near perfect condition, preferably untouched by restoration, alterations, heavy wear, artificial "antique wash" treatments or any other interference that would negatively effect value.
The quality must be top end, as must be artistic merit, visual appeal and, ideally, a degree of relative rarity within its group.
Click on images to enlarge. More images of each lot available upon request.
This section updated 23/11/2020.
A very beautiful, clean example of a vintage Heriz, featuring an uncommon and much sought after middle size. The glorious natural colours glow with warmth and clarity. Apart from a couple of minute repairs to the short ends (upper and lower right corners) the piece is in very good condition throughout. For further info on this piece, click Recent Acquisitions, and scroll down.
A beautiful antique carpet featuring the original Tekke gul design later known as "Bokhara" after the town where the nomads traded their weavings. Original examples made before the Russian Revolution are now rare and much sought after as decorative furnishing carpets as well as collector's items.
This carpet features all the qualities of early, non commercial pieces - exceptional silky wool pile knotted at around 170/sq inch, natural dyes and virtually repair free. The original end kilims have been lost, otherwise the carpet is in exceptionally good condition. A rare and beautiful piece that blends in equally well in classical and contemporary settings. This photograph does not do it justice and better images will be posted shortly.
A very attractive Heriz carpet with great natural colours, in good condition apart from small areas of very slight surface wear. For further info on this piece, click Recent Acquisitions and scroll down.
A very finely woven carpet of an earlier date than what is more regularly found on the antique rug markets. Beautifully drawn, especially the large scale border, all colours from natural dyestuffs. Slight even surface wear in areas of the field, generally in good condition for its age with good pile in most outer areas and no repairs. For further info on this piece, click Recent Acquisitions, and scroll down.
A stunningly beautiful and decorative Heriz carpet with classical, well drawn design, tastefully uncluttered and featuring wonderful natural colours. In good condition throughout, previously part of my personal collection. For further info on this piece click Recent Acquisitions and scroll down. More pics available on request.
An early, truly beautiful Heriz carpet with superb, naturally soft colours and inspired, quirky design. Heriz carpets, or any Persian carpets, featuring this range of soft, light colours are extremely rare and much sought after on decorators' markets worldwide. In excellent condition for its age, good pile virtually throughout, only a few knot rows at short ends showing some old repiling. For further info on this piece, click Current Stock, then Recent Acquisitions, and scroll down.
A very well drawn, elegant carpet from one of the most well renowned carpet weaving cities in Iran. The general standard of weaving, the well balanced and finely drawn designs, harmonising colours and pleasing proportions seen in early 20th C Kashans placed them at the very top of Persian carpet production.
This example has good natural colours, high quality glossy wool and dense knotting at around 240/sq inch. There is one old spot of restoration near the lower right corner, plus a few small traces of old moth damage. Other than that the carpet is in full pile and complete all around.
A wonderful carpet with a beautifully drawn all-over design and a clever use of excellent natural colours. Technically with a knot count of 210/sq inch, and in every other way, this piece is at the top of the scale for this group of much sought after furnishing carpets.
In excellent condition throughout with near full pile in most areas, original side cord and no loss at the short ends. There may be a couple of minute spots of surface wear but on the whole, this is a gem!
A powerful, beautifully drawn carpet with stunning design, superb natural colours and thick, glossy wool pile. Early Bidjar pieces often display a great understanding of colour and design in order to achieve a pleasing impression. The busy inner field is beautifully calmed down by the open space corner spandrels, the contrasting natural colours combined to maximum effect.
In very good condition throughout, showing only small areas of very minor surface wear and some minor spots of old re-piling. The ends and sides are original and complete, the carpet set to survive for several generations to come - Bidjars are probably the most hard wearing of all Oriental carpets.
A great example of Persian carpet art deserving a much better image than seen here but its weight, and size, have temporarily limited my photo options.
Kashan carpets of this period were often among the most elegant and classically drawn of all Persian city carpets. At this time most of the better qualities were still employing naturally dyed yarns of the highest quality, the designs drawn by very experienced masters who fully understood the merits of good design and perfectly harmonising colours. This carpet would immediately transform a dull, soulless space into a highly sofisticated, elegant and luxurious drawing room. The carpet is in near perfect condition with only a few tiny areas of slight spot wear - most of it retains its full pile. A beautiful carpet for a special room.