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 Sultanabad Rug BB5661

Size: 12'8" x 9' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century antique Sultanabad rug from West Persia, ivory field with serrated leaf.

Item No: BB5661
$50,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB4477

Size: 15'5'' × 12'4'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, the camel field with a lush trellis formed of feathery leaves ...

Item No: BB4477
$90,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB4214

Size: 15'5'' × 11' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, the abrashed sage field with horizontally arranged palmettes ...

Item No: BB4214
$80,000

A Persian Kirman carpet BB4243

Size: 18'3'' × 12'4'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique carpet, the pale pistachio field with a spacious trellis over ...

Item No: BB4243
$130,000

A Persian Tabriz rug BB4493

Size: 20'8'' × 14'10'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, the midnight field with a bold trellis overall of angular vines ...

Item No: BB4493
$180,000

A Persian Khorassan (size adjusted) BB4505

Size: 18'7'' × 12'4'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Khorassan antique rug, the abrashed indigo blue field with a palmette, delicate ...

Item No: BB4505
$125,000

A Persian Tabriz rug BB4034

Size: 11' × 8'7'' Circa: 1900
An unusual early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, the abrashed blue field with a cloud band, palmette ...

Item No: BB4034
$65,000

A Persian Kirman carpet BB4026

Size: 21'4'' × 15'4'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Persian Kirman (Persian) antique carpet, the caramel field with an allover trellis of cusped ...

Item No: BB4026
$140,000

A Persian Tabriz rug BB4355

Size: 17'9'' × 12'9'' Circa: 1880
A Persian Tabriz rug, the brown ground under a beige floral vinery and palmette trellis allover within ...

Item No: BB4355
$100,000

A Persian Kirman carpet BB4087

Size: 21'4'' × 14' Circa: 1880
An exceptional late 19th century Persian Kirman (Persian) antique rug, the beige field with an unusual trellis over ...

Item No: BB4087
$160,000

A Persian Sultanabad carpet BB4595

Size: 19'8'' × 13'7'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Sultanabad carpet, the beige field having an allover trellis of scrolling floral vine ...

Item No: BB4595
$110,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB3668

Size: 14'1'' × 10'8'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, the camel field with rows of staggered delicate botehs and flower ...
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Item No: BB3668
$24,000

A Persian Malayer rug BB4653

Size: 23'7'' × 15' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Persian Malayer antique rug, having a highly geometric allover pattern in beige and various ...

Item No: BB4653
$120,000

Persian Sultanabad

Size: 19' × 13'6'' Circa: 1880

Item No: BB4914
$95,000

A Persian Sultanabad Rug BB5609

Size: 14'2'' × 10'2''
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Item No: BB5609
$28,000

A Persian Bakshaish carpet BB5532

Size: 16'1'' × 11' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century antique Persian Bakshaish rug with a large-scale Herati pattern on a soft brown field within ...
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Item No: BB5532
$26,000

A Persian Tabriz rug BB4081

Size: 17'9'' × 12'5'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, the camel field with a spacious lattice of palmettes, delicate flow ...

Item No: BB4081
$160,000

A Persian Kashan rug

Size: 12'9'' × 10'2'' Circa: 1880
A highly-decorative late 19th century Persian Kashan antique rug with an allover lattice of medallions and roundels ...

Item No: BB3801
$80,000

A Persian Sultanabd rug BB5671

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

Item No: BB5671
$65,000

Persian Sultanabad Antique Carpet BB5690

Size: 10'6'' × 8'9''
An antique rug from extraordinary collection of Persian Sultanabad carpets.

Item No: BB5690
$45,000

A Persian Tabriz Antique Rug BB5638

Size: 17'3'' × 12'5'' Circa: 1900

Item No: BB5638
$95,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5730

Size:11'2" x 8'6" Circa: 1920
A finely-woven early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, light blue field with an overall design ...

Item No: BB5730
$55,000

A Persian Kirman Rug BB5713

Size: 13'9'' × 9'8''

Item No: BB5713
$60,000

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
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