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Antique Persian Rugs

The Golden Age of Persian carpet weaving occurred during the Safavid dynasty, when Shah Tahmasp (1524-1587) began establishing court factories for carpet production. Prior to this time, the production of rugs in the region was primarily a village craft, defined by use of simple rectilinear patterns. Following the Afghan invasion in 1722, there was a significant decline in Persian carpet production until the late nineteenth century when European demand for Persian rugs contributed to a major revival in the art form. Antique Persian rugs can be divided into two main categories - city (formal) rugs, which were made in workshops, are known for their finely-woven and often intricate designs, and village rugs (informal), which are widely varied in their unique blends of city and nomadic motifs and techniques. The most important formal rugs come from Tabriz, Kashan, Kirman, Doroksh, Khorassan, Meshad, Tehran, and Sarouk and the most well-known villages included Malayer, Sarab, Bakhtiar, Bakshaish, Sultanabad, Bibikabad, Senneh, Fereghan, Heriz, Hamadan and Shiraz. For today' s interiors, city rugs tend to work well in formal settings, such as New York offices or apartments, whereas informal nomadic rugs are often excellent choices for more casual spaces such as rooms in country houses.

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A Persian Kirman Rug BB5713

Size: 13'9'' × 9'8''

Item No: BB5713
$60,000

A Persian Sultanabd rug BB5671

Size: 19' x 11' Circa:1920
A highly-decorative late 20th century persian sultanabad.

Item No: BB5671
$65,000

A Persian Sultanabad Rug BB5653

Size: 10' x 8' Circa1920
An early 20th century persian Sultanabad antique rug.

Item No: BB5653
$32,000

A Persian Mashad Rug BB5712

Size: 15'3'' × 11'8''

Item No: BB5712
$80,000

A Persian Tabriz rugBB5670

Size: 12'8'' × 9'2'' Circa: 1920
A Northwest Persian Tabriz carpet, the ivory field with a camel leafy vinery and floral spray ...

Item No: BB5670
$45,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5647

Size: 13'10'' × 10'5'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, the honey field a subtle allover trellis of swirling flowering ...

Item No: BB5647
$75,000

A Persian Kirman rug ( size adjusted ) BB5643

Size: 21'8'' × 12'6'' Circa: 1880
A fine example from our collection of late 19th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique rugs, the golden yellow ...

Item No: BB5643
$125,000

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5285

Size: 20' × 12'10''
A late 19th century antique Persian Tabriz rug.

Item No: BB5285
$120,000

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5664

Size: 12'5'' × 8'10'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, the indigo blue field with a spacious trellis of enlarged ...

Item No: BB5664
$46,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5648

Size: 13'10'' × 11' Circa: 1900
A fine example from our collection of early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique carpets, the pale rust field ...

Item No: BB5648
$85,000

A Persian Meshad rug BB5646

Size: 15'5'' × 11'1'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Meshad (Meshed) antique rug, the abrashed camel field with an allover design ...

Item No: BB5646
$28,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5649

Size: 12'9'' × 9'9'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique rug with an unusual lozenge lattice formed of enlarged serrated leaves ...

Item No: BB5649
$55,000

A Persian Feraghan carpet BB5662

Size: 13'6'' × 10'8'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century antique Feraghan carpet, the midnight blue field with an unusually-shaped angular lattice ...

Item No: BB5662
$55,000

A Persian Kirman carpet BB5659

Size: 15'3'' × 9'9'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique rug, the midnight blue with a highly structured design ...

Item No: BB5659
$80,000

A Persian Khorassan rug BB5667

Size: 13'10'' × 9'9'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Khorassan antique rug, the midnight blue with an exceptional garden pattern of willow ...

Item No: BB5667
$68,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5656

Size: 11' × 7'5'' Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz rug, the beige field with an allover geometric pattern within a beige and blue ...

Item No: BB5656
$40,000

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5624

Size: 17'3'' × 11'4''

Item No: BB5624
$80,000

A Persian Silk Tabriz Rug BB5614

Size: 7'2'' × 4'6''

Item No: BB5614
$20,000

A Persian Kashan rug BB4304

Size: 15'.10" x 11'.5" Circa: 1880
A highly-decorative late 19th century persian kashan antique rug

Item No: BB4304
$90,000

A Persian Khorassan rug BB5210

size: 33'2" x 15'8" Circa:1900
An early 20th century persian Khorassan antique rug

Item No: BB5210
$150,000

A Persian Malayer Rug BB5628

Size: 6'5'' × 4'4''

Item No: BB5628
$9,000

A Persian Meshad Carpet BB5606

Size: 15'2'' × 12'5''

Item No: BB5606
$90,000

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5608

Size: 15'9'' × 11'

Item No: BB5608
$80,000

A Persian Malayer Rug BB5613

Size: 9' × 4'

Item No: BB5613
$20,000

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5612

Size: 7' × 4'4''

Item No: BB5612
$20,000
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