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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.

Antique French Aubusson Carpet
21207 / 12.4 x 15.7
Antique European Besserabian Carpet
31726 / 11.4 x 16.0
Antique French Savonnerie Carpet
30033 / 13.5 x 16.2
Antique Donegal Carpet
21105 / 12.4 x 16.4
Antique Besserabian Carpet
27023 / 16.4 x 16.6
Antique French Needlework Carpet
22096 / 10.8 x 16.7
Antique Spanish Cuenca Carpet
23522 / 12.0 x 16.7
Antique French Aubusson Carpet
21717 / 11.0 x 16.8
Antique Spanish Cuenca Carpet
21118 / 12.3 x 16.8
Antique 18th Century French Savonnerie Carpet
30077 / 15.2 x 16.8
Antique Donegal Carpet
22082 / 13.5 x 16.9
Antique Besserabian Carpet
30035 / 11.1 x 17.0
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