It may not be to everybody’s taste in terms of the colour palette but this is a very interesting Chinese Carpet from the beginning of the 20th Century. Tony Sargeant bought this in a provincial auction in about 2010. The carpet is notable for the use of traditional Chinese symbols throughout as well as its choice of colour for the field. But the question remains …. having now stopped trading in antiques … how is Anthony J Sargeant to find a place for it in a new home?
It has good natural colours (no synthetics). It measures 1 x 3metres) and has an interesting camel coloured outer border with various motifs within it including human figures and an animal. It is worn with low areas and some old repairs. Nevertheless the plan is to make it secure and give it a service clean before hanging without seeking to repile any worn areas. It is what it is is!
This interesting and decorative rug was bought by Anthony Sargeant in auction in the Netherlands. It is is overall in good condition, lowish but evenly worn pile, and side cords and one end needs securing. In structure it is Baluch but the design shows influences of southern Persia – a very pleasing rug. Recently sold to a good friend for what was possibly cost price – but that is what you do for friends.
This 19th Century rug is probably from the Afshar tribe of Nomads in South-West Persia. It has a even but decent amount of low pile throughout. It would benefit from a good wash but needs securing before undertaking that – and it needs some sunny days!