Antique Agra Carpet, Agra, India.

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BM/HC

This beautiful Agra carpet has been in the possession of an old English family since the early 20th century and was acquired by the current owner's grandfather. The carpet is now up for sale, in very good overall condition and dates to the last quarter of the 19th century.
Size: 5.00m x 3.70m (16' 0" x 12' 0").
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Antique Joshagan Carpet, North-West Persia

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BM446

This beautiful old carpet was made in Joshagan in the early 20th century. The carpet is in mint condition with a wonderful array of lovely old colours on a field of terracotta and has an all-over design - much more desirable than the central-medallion types.
Size: 3.35m x 2.44m (11' 0" x 8' 0").
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Antique Tabriz Carpet, North-West Persia

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MAC21

This magnificent and elegant Tabriz carpet is in overall very good condition - some minor areas of slight wear expected in a piece of this age - made circa 1900 in the city of Tabriz in north-west Iran, It has an overall design of palmettes on an indigo-blue field and surrounded by a handsome madder-red main border.
Size: 4m x 3m (13' x 10').
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Antique Afshar Rug, Neiriz, Southern Persia

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BM298

This 'tree-of-life' Afshar rug which measures 1.93 x 1.55m (6' 4" x 5' 1") was made in the environs of Neiriz in southern Persia around 1900. The rug is in good condition with a rare pale yellow field incorporating a tree-of-life and birds are depicted sitting on the branches. The deep indigo-blue border powerfully frames the central field. The last rug I have owned of similar type to this one is illustrated in my newly re-printed book 'Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent' page 121.
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Antique Ushak Carpet, South West Anatolia

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BWM5

This beautiful 19th century, nearly square, Ushak carpet is in good overall condition with fabulous soft natural dyes.
Size: 3.60m x 3.13m (11' 10" x 10' 3")
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Antique Feraghan Carpet, North-West Persia

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GP1

This is a fabulous north-west Persian Feraghan carpet from the second half 19th century in very good overall condition albeit with some minor areas of wear, expected in a carpet of this age. The main border is truly superb - certainly one of the best main borders I have seen on such a carpet! The indigo-blue field contains an overall 'herati' pattern i.e. stylised fish swimming in a water garden and all the colours are vegetable-dyed.
Size: 4.27m x 3.51m (14' 0" x 11' 6").
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Antique Varamin Carpet, North West Persia

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BM590

This fabulous carpet was made in the Varamin region, possibly by Kizyl Bash tribes around 1870-1880. It is in excellent condition - measures 2.74m x 1.30m (9' 0" x 4' 3") - and has wonderful natural colours throughout.
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