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 Tabriz carpet BB5739

Size: 12'8" x 9' Circa: 1920

Item No: BB5739
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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 Sultanabad BB5718

Size: 9'4" x 8'7" Circa:1900
An early 20th century Persian Sultanabad carpet

Item No: BB5718
$30,000

An Antique Kirman Rug BB5719

Size: 12' x 6'6" Circa: Circa: 1880
A late 19th century antique Persian Kirman (Kerman) rug, with an all over design of unusually Damask rose motif.

Item No: BB5719
$35,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5720

Size: 13' x 10' Circa: 1920
A Northwest Persian Tabriz antique rug the multicolored stepped lozenge lattice overall in shades of blue, sand and light brown colors...

Item No: BB5720
$40,000

A Persian Meshad rug BB5721

Size: 15'10" x 11'8" Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Meshad (Meshed) antique rug.

Item No: BB5721
$75,000

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5703

Size: 12'3" x 7'2" C:1920
antique Persian carpet from Tabriz, the tan field with an overall floral sprays around.

Item No: BB5703
$50,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5728

Size: 21' x 12'5" Circa:1920
an early 20th Century Persian Tabriz carpet with An all over light green background garden design.

Item No: BB5728
$100,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5724

Size: 22'8" x 12'4" Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz rug with an allover trellis of palmettes and flowering vinery. Identical ivory flowers within a slate green palmettes on green border.

Item No: BB5724
$140,000

A Persian Khorassan rug BB5704

Size: 18'9" x 13'6" Circa: 1880
A late 19th Century Persian Khorassan Rug rendered in a contemporary blue and brown color palette.

Item No: BB5704
$150,000

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5740

Size: 10'1'' × 6'10''

Item No: BB5740
$60,000

A Persian Kirman Rug BB5735

Size: 19'4" x 11'9"Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Southeast Persian Kirman (Kerman) garden carpet, the sage, beige and brown field with an overall field stepped design, with rectangular compartments.

Item No: BB5735
$90,000

A Persian Baktiari rug BB5736

Size: 16'5'' × 12'9'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Bakhtiari rug having an overall geometrc motifs design in shades of brown and blues .

Item No: BB5736
$90,000

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5737

Size: 16'7'' × 10'9'' Circa: 1920
A early 19th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, the gray-blue field with a palmette and flowering vine trellis overall within a rust palmet.

Item No: BB5737
$80,000

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
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