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About the object

Soft lambs wool on a rare white field Ziegler & co workshop carpet with enlarged flowering cartoons of "Shah Abbas" palmettes and blossoms connected by flowering vines.  Varying blues, greens in the border of stylised leaf and flower work, all in exceptional natural colours of white, ivory, red, sky blue, royal blue, tan, beige, gold and rose.  The floral medallion is both striking and beautiful with an open background field and glorious subtle corner spandrels in the main field.  In high pile throughout, an extraordinary collectable example.

The history about Ziegler carpets: In 1883, Ziegler and Co, of Manchester, England established a Persian carpet manufacture in Sultanabad Persia, which employed designers from major western department stores such as B. Altman & Co of New York and Liberty, to modify 16th- and 17th-century Eastern designs for the more restrained western taste. Using highly developed dying techniques, and the best artisans from the region, the Ziegler Co created rugs with beautiful, all-over patterns and with softer palettes than their vibrant Persian counterparts.

These are famous carpets due to a clever Swiss businessman who In 1883 used his company Ziegler and Co, of Manchester, England to establish a Persian carpet manufacture in Sultanabad Persia.  Which employed designers from major western department stores such as A B. Altman & Co of New York and Liberty, to modify 16th- and 17th-century Eastern designs for the more restrained western taste. Using highly developed dying techniques, and the best artisans from the region, the Ziegler Co created rugs with bold, decorative all-over patterns and with softer palettes than their vibrant Persian counterparts.  Taking the small intricate patterns of finer persian carpets and enlarging the floral motifs to use on these Zieglers.

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Dimensions

554 x 390 cm / 18'2" x 12'10"

Condition report

In rare full pile all over, lush soft lambs wool and no stains or damage.

Stock number

4826