Category Archives: European Rugs

Antique English Square Needlepoint Carpet

French and English Victorian period needlework carpets are quite similar in both technique and in the repeating circle and square patterns, but English rugs are more often in light tones, as here, with seven rows and seven columns on an … Continue reading

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21431 British Needlepoint: circa 1920

Made by Puntro Molley (?).  His needlepoint rugs were more appealing than others made at the time due to his varied use of different kinds of wool (thickness, sheen, etc) and varied stitching methods.  In one piece, perhaps 5-6 types … Continue reading

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Rugs of the Week

Donegal  vs. Oushak Clash of the Carpets Battle of the bands? How about a combat of the carpets? Who is original and who is derivative? Who copied whom and who inspired whom? Which came first? We date the Turkish Oushak … Continue reading

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#40-570 Flander Tapestry: circa 1700

Flemish Tapestry Panel Audenarde, c. 1600 8’1” x 9’5” Warp: wool, ivory to light brown, some mixing, natural, Z-Z-S 8-9 warps/in., a few areas up to 12/in. Weft: wool, Z-1, Z-Z-S, 28-30 pattern shouts/in; Woven sideways, left to right, on … Continue reading

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#18888 Tapestry: circa 1650

Rug #18888 Subject: Scene from a life of Moses Series, probably the reconciliation of Miriam and Zipporah Size:10’1” x 12’8” (3.07m x 3.86m). Period: Late 16th / early 17th century. Origin: Brussels, no mark Maker: No mark. Structure: Warp, wool, … Continue reading

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#21189 Donegal – Arts & Crafts: circa 1905

Rug #: 21189 Type: Donegal – Arts & Crafts Origin: Scottland Size: 11’6” x 15’0” Circa: 190 Designed by George Walton (1867-1933) for Alexander Morton & Co. Flatwoven Donegal carpet with a border of stylized meandering foliage contained in continuous … Continue reading

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#17577 Aubusson: circa 1800

Rug #17577 Aubusson Carpet France, Aubusson Workshops Size: 15’6” x 25’6” Period: Directoire, 1797-1804 Structure: warp:    wool, tan to light brown, natural, Z-2-S, 8/in. weft:     wool, Z-2-S, 24/in technique: slit tapestry This flatweave carpet is a fine example of the … Continue reading

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#21100 French Tapestry

Rug # 21100 Tapestry, probably Beauvais, France 7’0” x 7’8” Probably second half of the 19th century In the style of Francois Boucher (mid 18th century) . Structure and Materials: Warp: wool, natural, tan, Z-3-S, 19-20/in Weft:    wool, Z-2-S, … Continue reading

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#19160 Besserabian Kilim: circa 1850

Rug #19160 Rug Type: Besserabian – Kilim Origin: Russia Size: 7’5″ x 10’5″ circa: 1850 material: wool The Present Besserabian Kilim is a published piece and can be seen in “European and American Carpets and Rugs” by Cornelia Bateman Faraday.  … Continue reading

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#20319 French Tapestry: circa 1900

Rug #: 20319 Tapestry, Gobelins Factory, France 9’0” x 6’4” (2.77 m x 1.92 m) Circa 1900 “The Air” or “Aurora & Cephalus”, from a set of The Four Elements From a design of Francois Boucher Structure: Slit tapestry weave. … Continue reading

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