Rare Antique Ushak Carpet

GBP 26,000.00

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Object Description

An ivory background and very pretty early antique Ushak carpet.  Woven in the late 19th Century in Anatolia, western Turkey, these exquisite hand-woven carpets have been produced since the start of the Ottoman period.  Which dates from 1300-1922.  The mid to late 19th century examples such as this became more open and decorative in design and were commissioned more for the Western market in the US and Europe and have since rivalled the look of the famous Ziegler carpets from Persia.

The colour and look of Ushak carpets with muted dyes and softer designs really appeal to todays room schemes too.  Easy to place in a room already decorated or to scheme with, fabrics can be chosen to work with a palette as subtle and beautiful as this carpet.

The squarish size and open design is really the perfect combination for a decorative carpet. In general lovely order for a carpet of 140 years old, with minimal older areas of restoration, the wool pile height is medium high over the majority of this carpet.  Professionally washed and supplied with our underlay it would be a welcome and beautiful addition to any room in the home.

Please do Request a Home Visit to see this beautiful rare Ushak carpet at home, we love to travel nationwide, having visited private customers and interior designers all over the UK for the last 30 years.

Object History

Private Collection.

Object Literature

Ushak rugs and carpets were woven in the Anatolian highlands south of Istanbul where they used extremely soft wool and using the larger turkish knot made them weave more open designs than Persian carpets. They are increasingly desirable today due to their sometimes softer palette than persian carpets, thus making them easy to place in a drawing room or under a dining table.

Object Condition

In general lovely order for a carpet of 140 years old, with minimal older areas of restoration, the wool pile height is medium high over the majority of this carpet.  Professionally washed and supplied with our underlay it would be a welcome and beautiful addition to any room in the home.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:312 x x D:355 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1880

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The Old Parsonage
Church Street
Crondall
Surrey
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