Antique European

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If you’re looking for an elegant addition to your home, antique European carpets and rugs are perfect for you. These antique pieces have a storied history that makes them extremely valuable to collectors. The first instance of knotted pile rugs in Europe was during the Islamic occupation of Spain in the 11th century by the Ummayad Caliphate.

This style was then heavily influenced by Italy, France, and Persia. The result was antique rugs that featured geometric patterns embellished with figurative panels and armorials of the nobles that commissioned the rugs. These armorials allow collectors to trace the rugs back to their origins.

As European fashion move towards bold wreath and trellis designs, Spanish and European rugs followed. Europeans preferred deep colors that showed off their sense of royalty, preferring gold and red colors. Over time, these colors have faded into milder tones, creating what many collectors believe to be an even more elegant design.

For pricing or more information on one of the valuable antique rugs in our collection, fill out the short form on the rug’s individual page today.

Fine English Needlework Rug
21200 / 2.11 x 4.2
Antique English Needlework Rug
22198 / 3.9 x 6.4
Antique English Needlework Rug
22211 / 4.3 x 6.6
Antique French Aubusson Rug
21286 / 6.5 x 6.6
Antique English Beaded Needlework Rug
21193 / 4.10 x 6.7
Antique Spanish Cuenca Rug
22124 / 5.0 x 7.0
Antique French Aubusson Rug
30072 / 6.3 x 7.4
Antique Ukranian Carpet
30316 / 6.8 x 7.5
Antique French Needlework Rug
21197 / 6.4 x 8.0
Antique English Needlework Runner
21196 / 3.0 x 8.1
Antique Besserabian Rug
22216 / 5.9 x 8.3
Antique Besserabian Rug
31044 / 6.11 x 8.10
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