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Rugs & carpets

The history of collecting antique rugs and carpets has been around for centuries. In fact, King Henry VIII had several Turkish rugs in his collection. You can even see these rugs used in his many portraits with Hans Holbein. In addition to Henry VIII, other avid collectors of antique rugs and carpets were Sigmund Freud and Cornelius Vanderbilt. These references showcase the history of collecting antique carpets and rugs throughout history.
The individual history of each type of carpets and rugs are far more diverse. After all, there are several types of carpets and rugs in the market. Some of the most commonly collected types of rugs out there include Oriental Rugs, Turkish Rugs, Persian Rugs, Celtic Rugs, and more. Each of these types features distinctive characteristics and level of artistry, which can have an impact on whether collectors would want to own them.

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Rugs & carpets found in realised prices

Sep 27, 2008
SCOTTISH RUGS Two narrow carpets:...
594 SCOTTISH RUGS Two narrow carpets:... SCOTTISH RUGS Two narrow carpets: one runner in colorful...
Jun 21, 2006
Six Persian carpets and rugs
(6) 160 by 110cm; 128 by 79cm; 115 by 69cm; 108 by 74cm; 130 by 69cm; 180 by 136cm
Feb 27, 2007
Box of Carpets and Rugs
Lot 22 Box of Carpets and Rugs
Jun 08, 2016
Rugs / carpets and tapestry, silk (2)
2 carpets, 1 small rug, Kashan, Persia, after 1980, silk / silk, floral pattern in red, brown and...
Jun 16, 2009
A collection of seven rugs and carpets
comprising: a Baku rug, East Caucasus, circa 1900, a Tekke main carpet, West Turkestan, circa 191...
Jul 14, 2016
Carpets, 5 pcs, blah rag rugs (5)
Carpets, 5 pcs, blah rugs
Sep 26, 2000
A quantity of carpets, rugs and fragments.
A quantity of carpets, rugs and fragments.
Oct 07, 2011
A Group of Eight rugs and carpets
comprising a Karabagh runner, a Karagashli rug, a Heriz carpet, a Karabagh rug, a Kazak rug, a Fe...
Sep 26, 2000
TWO MOROCCAN CARPETS AND TWO MOROCCAN RUGS All circa 1900 A MOROCCAN RUG with an orange and black...