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Rugs & carpets

The history of collecting antique rugs and carpets has been around for centuries. In fact, King Henry VIII had several Turkish rugs in his collection. You can even see these rugs used in his many portraits with Hans Holbein. In addition to Henry VIII, other avid collectors of antique rugs and carpets were Sigmund Freud and Cornelius Vanderbilt. These references showcase the history of collecting antique carpets and rugs throughout history.
 
The individual history of each type of carpets and rugs are far more diverse. After all, there are several types of carpets and rugs in the market. Some of the most commonly collected types of rugs out there include Oriental Rugs, Turkish Rugs, Persian Rugs, Celtic Rugs, and more. Each of these types features distinctive characteristics and level of artistry, which can have an impact on whether collectors would want to own them.

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Rugs & carpets found in realised prices

Sep 26, 2025
A quantity of carpets, rugs and fragments.
A quantity of carpets, rugs and fragments.
Sep 26, 2025
TWO MOROCCAN CARPETS AND TWO MOROCCAN RUGS
TWO MOROCCAN CARPETS AND TWO MOROCCAN RUGS All circa 1900 A MOROCCAN RUG with an orange and black...
Apr 23, 2017
Antique Finely Woven Handmade NULLTree Of Life NULL.
Description: Area Carpet. From a Stamford, CT home. - Dimensions: 8'11NULL x 6'. Categories: Rugs...
Apr 23, 2017
Vintage and Finely Woven Roomsize Carpet.
Description: From a Stamford, CT home. - Dimensions: 9'11NULL x 6'11NULL. Categories: Rugs and Ca...
Apr 23, 2017
Antique Finely Woven Handmade Roomsize Carpet.
Description: With flowers, animals, and central medallion. From a Scarsdale, NY home. - Dimension...
Apr 23, 2017
Finely Woven Antique Roomsize Sarouk Carpet.
Description: From a Riverdale, NY estate. Dimensions: 8'6NULL x 11'7NULL. Categories: Rugs and Ca...
Apr 23, 2017
Kilim Rug- 5'11NULL X 3'4NULL
Description: Geometric patterns in deep reds, oranges, browns and blues. Categories: Rugs and Car...
Apr 23, 2017
Turkoman Carpet - 4'2NULL X 6'6NULL
Description: Bohkara-style, with a dark red ground and repeating guls. Categories: Rugs and Carpe...
Apr 23, 2017
Large and Impressive Finely Woven Handmade
Description: Oushak Carpet. From a Stamford, CT home. - Dimensions: 12' x 20'. Categories: Rugs a...