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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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Afghan hand knotted wool Kazak runner carpet with orange, blue and green tones (310 x 84cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Afghan hand knotted wool Kazak runner carpet with orange, blue and green tones (310 x 84cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD14013 Bids
51in Turkish Silk Tabriz Tree Of Life Fringed Rug
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
51in Turkish Silk Tabriz Tree Of Life Fringed Rug
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$37512 Bids
Lavar Kerman Prayer Rug
May 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Lavar Kerman Prayer Rug
by Doyle New York
Est: $800- $1,200
$70010 Bids
An Oriental rug, decorated with floral motifs, 210 x 355 cm
May 29, 10:00 AM CEST
An Oriental rug, decorated with floral motifs, 210 x 355 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €800- €1,200
€1,2009 Bids
An Oriental rug, floral decorated, 187 x 398 cm
May 29, 10:00 AM CEST
An Oriental rug, floral decorated, 187 x 398 cm
by Carlo Bonte Auctions
Est: €800- €1,200
€1,2009 Bids
Pakistani hand knotted wool runner with coloured mihrab niches (255 x 79cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Pakistani hand knotted wool runner with coloured mihrab niches (255 x 79cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD1009 Bids
Afghan hand knotted pure wool Chobi carpet 280 x 180cm
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Afghan hand knotted pure wool Chobi carpet 280 x 180cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD350- AUD450
AUD1409 Bids
A Large red Bokhara handwoven woollen carpet with 60 guls on a claret ground. 249 x 184cm
May 26, 7:00 PM AEST
A Large red Bokhara handwoven woollen carpet with 60 guls on a claret ground. 249 x 184cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
AUD1509 Bids
Persian hand knotted wool carpet, with polychrome medallion & arabesques (280 x 205cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Persian hand knotted wool carpet, with polychrome medallion & arabesques (280 x 205cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD1309 Bids
Mid-Century Woven Rug 8’3” x 12’
May 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Mid-Century Woven Rug 8’3” x 12’
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$609 Bids
Probably Kashmiri silk carpet with vase and flower motif on deep salmon field (168 x 110cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Probably Kashmiri silk carpet with vase and flower motif on deep salmon field (168 x 110cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD250
AUD808 Bids
Kashmir attributed hand knotted wool carpet depicting Garden of Paradise (166 x 106cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Kashmir attributed hand knotted wool carpet depicting Garden of Paradise (166 x 106cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD250- AUD300
AUD708 Bids
A floral handwoven Persian rug in predominantly red tones.200 x 131cm
May 26, 7:00 PM AEST
A floral handwoven Persian rug in predominantly red tones.200 x 131cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD808 Bids
Afghan Khal Mohammadi hand knotted wool carpet with red & blue tones (368 x 258cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Afghan Khal Mohammadi hand knotted wool carpet with red & blue tones (368 x 258cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD500
AUD1008 Bids
A finely handwoven Persian carpet with tree of life design 250 x 152
May 26, 7:00 PM AEST
A finely handwoven Persian carpet with tree of life design 250 x 152
by Lawsons
Est: AUD800- AUD1,200
AUD1208 Bids
Persian hand knotted wool Kashan carpet with red and blue tones (390 x 300cm)
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Persian hand knotted wool Kashan carpet with red and blue tones (390 x 300cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD700- AUD900
AUD1708 Bids
37in Traditional Turkish Hereke Fringed Silk Rug
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
37in Traditional Turkish Hereke Fringed Silk Rug
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1308 Bids
Pictorial Afghan Chobi, hand knotted, 100% wool. 290cm x 200cm.
May 23, 7:00 PM AEST
Pictorial Afghan Chobi, hand knotted, 100% wool. 290cm x 200cm.
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD1608 Bids
Persian vintage hand knotted pure wool Kashan carpet 410 x 300cm
May 23, 10:00 AM AEST
Persian vintage hand knotted pure wool Kashan carpet 410 x 300cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD600- AUD700
AUD1808 Bids
Malayer Rug, Persia, Ca. 1900, 4'5'' x 6'2''
May 29, 11:00 AM EDT
Malayer Rug, Persia, Ca. 1900, 4'5'' x 6'2''
by Material Culture
Est: $100- $200
$1757 Bids
A handwoven Persian floral medallion rug on claret ground with a blue border. 127 x 200cm
May 26, 7:00 PM AEST
A handwoven Persian floral medallion rug on claret ground with a blue border. 127 x 200cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD500- AUD700
AUD1007 Bids
45in Traditional Turkish Hereke Fringed Silk Rug
May 25, 10:00 AM MST
45in Traditional Turkish Hereke Fringed Silk Rug
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$1507 Bids

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