A few old repairs in this carpet, but they have been done to a very high standard. Please see all the additional photographs. A lot of antique Ziegler’s will have a central medallion so this piece is very easy to place in a room with a fireplace as it does not have to be centralised and can allow furniture to sit anywhere on it happily. Would work beautifully on a wooden floor in a study or living room.
Antique Ziegler carpets are famous due to a smart 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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