A large stunning antique Ziegler carpet, beautifully drawn with a large scale floral design and connecting vines and leaves, in an elegant richly coloured palette, which of course has faded over the last 130 years. With deep blues, that change to darker blues in the main background, using subtle soft reds for the border. Combined with olives greens, pale blues, and natural off white tones. The whole composition works remarkably, as we would expect coming from the coveted Ziegler & Co workshop. A huge scale late 19th century example in very good order. Ideal for a large drawing room, dining room or magnificent entrance hall. This would add immense character and beauty.
Available to be privately viewed at home, by requesting a home visit from us, you can choose a convenient day and time for us to visit. We travel nationwide showing our carpets to private customers and interior designers, it would be a pleasure to help you.
In very good order this enormous scale antique Ziegler. Some preservation, restoration has taken place in the border, with some areas having a lower pile height than others too. Generally excellent order for a carpet of this size and age.
The history of 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.