This remarkable early Antique Agra carpet is an incredibly rare find, in exceptional original condition dating from 1850-1860. This is one of the best early Agra carpets we have seen, both in the simple colour selection and the condition it is in. The ’Shrub’ design in the main field is one of the desired designs in Agra carpets.
On researching this carpet, we found a collection of drawings from 1840 in the V&A Museum which is the same Shrub design in the main field of this carpet. Please view the V&A website to see the information. Looking at the dyes and weave along with this drawing, this Agra carpet could be even earlier than 1860 as this design was made in 1840. The design is an inlay drawing for the cenotaph of Shah Jahan identical to the border design of this ivory rare Agra carpet.
Visit our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey to view our exceptional collection of rare and decorative antique carpets and rugs. You can also request a home visit, to arrange a time to view this exceptionally rare antique Agra carpet in-situ.