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Rugs & Carpets

Fine carpets are prized for their beauty and durability, particularly rugs of the handwoven variety, and are valued as both works of art and functional home decor items. When it comes to antique rugs for sale, the older the better, as antique rugs typically increase in value over time.

The oldest rugs from the Middle East and America are the most sought after. These rugs were hand knotted and made with natural materials and dyes, ensuring the durability and continuing aesthetic beauty of the rugs. Handwoven carpets were often commissioned by emperors and kings for the royal household. Surviving examples grace the interiors of palaces, museums, and private homes worldwide.

Originally, these works were considered too precious to lie on the floor. Instead, they were hung on walls or used to cover tables. You were considered a very important person if you were allowed to wipe your feet on a carpet. Even in America, hand knotted rugs were used to the same purposes, and only the very wealthy imported carpets and placed them on the floor or in front of the hearth.

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Caucasian Runner, 8 ft x 2 ft 6 in
Jun 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Caucasian Runner, 8 ft x 2 ft 6 in
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$12511 Bids
Afghan Rug, 11'10 x 6'11
Jun 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Afghan Rug, 11'10 x 6'11
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$35010 Bids
A South American Woven Rug, Red, Cream & Black
Jun 26, 6:00 PM AEST
A South American Woven Rug, Red, Cream & Black
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD60- AUD120
AUD8010 Bids
Vintage Hooked Rug Runner 22" X 241"
Jul 03, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Hooked Rug Runner 22" X 241"
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$4258 Bids
Handwoven pink hall runner 4.6 x 80
Jun 25, 7:00 PM AEST
Handwoven pink hall runner 4.6 x 80
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD1108 Bids
Gashgai Rug, Persia, Late 19th C., 4'6'' x 5'11''
Jul 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Gashgai Rug, Persia, Late 19th C., 4'6'' x 5'11''
by Material Culture
Est: $300- $500
$3257 Bids
Kerman Mat and Heriz Mat Larger: 4 ft 1 in x 2 ft 1 in
Jun 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Kerman Mat and Heriz Mat Larger: 4 ft 1 in x 2 ft 1 in
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$2007 Bids
A Persian Carpet Hand Knotted
Jun 28, 6:00 PM AEST
A Persian Carpet Hand Knotted
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1407 Bids
ANTIQUE NORTHWEST PERSIAN RUG 5' x 3'7"
Jun 26, 10:00 AM EDT
ANTIQUE NORTHWEST PERSIAN RUG 5' x 3'7"
by Potomack Company
Est: $600- $1,000
$6506 Bids
Rolls of seagrass carpet 310L & 180L
Jun 26, 5:00 PM AEST
Rolls of seagrass carpet 310L & 180L
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD906 Bids
MODERN NEAR EASTERN HANDWOVEN RUG 9' x 10'7"
Jun 26, 10:00 AM EDT
MODERN NEAR EASTERN HANDWOVEN RUG 9' x 10'7"
by Potomack Company
Est: $400- $700
$4256 Bids
Persian hand knotted pure wool patchwork carpet with multi tones 210 x 150cm
Jun 27, 10:00 AM AEST
Persian hand knotted pure wool patchwork carpet with multi tones 210 x 150cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD160- AUD220
AUD806 Bids
Tabriz Rug, 17 ft 6 in x 11 ft 10 in
Jun 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Tabriz Rug, 17 ft 6 in x 11 ft 10 in
by Weschler's
Est: $200- $400
$2256 Bids

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