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Bakshaish and Serapi rugs in Traditional Living Room
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1. Antique Rug Pairing Establishes Exquisite Syncretism in Traditional Living Room

Antique Persian rugs bestow to myriad spaces an unrivaled and invigorating dynamism. This is all the more apparent and enlivening when combined with traditional furnishings and neutral color schemes. In this refined setting, the jovial, complementary hues and abstract patterns between the Bakshaish camelhair rug and larger Serapi add an almost modern art sensibility that empowers a tremendous visual interest without distracting from the overall sophisticated décor. Each village weaving sparkles in contrast to the luxuriantly dark wooden flooring serving as chromatic mediators between the light and dark elements in this well-apportioned living room. Each one-in-the-world piece invests an expressive folkloric appearance that informs an exquisitely successful syncretism between a formal and more casual aesthetic.

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Antique Persian rugs bestow to myriad spaces an unrivaled and invigorating dynamism. This is all the more apparent and enlivening when combined with traditional furnishings and neutral color schemes. In this refined setting, the jovial, complementary…
Serab Persian Rugs Houston Texas
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2. Fascinating Design Intricacies and Time-softened Patina of Serab and Serapi Corridor Carpets Provide Singular Enrichment To Traditional Home

A graceful progression through the hallways of this traditional residence is achieved via the special luminosity of a duo of 19th-century village runner carpets, each working seamlessly in concert yet contributing their own tasteful melody. The first piece is a rare treasure, not only because of its exquisitely harmonious use of intricate pastel rose, celadon blue and soft gold, but also because of its elongated dimensions, which were rarely produced and are highly notable in this style. The Serab carpet’s luminous camelhair and cobalt blue hexagonal medallion provide the most illuminating environs in which to select a title from the homeowner’s equally well-curated book collection.

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A graceful progression through the hallways of this traditional residence is achieved via the special luminosity of a duo of 19th-century village runner carpets, each working seamlessly in concert yet contributing their own tasteful melody.…
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3. One-of-a-kind Area Size Serapi Rug Makes Spacious Powder Room Even More Expansive And Inviting

The very best 19th-century Persian village rugs possess the uniquely joyful artistic energy to uplift any space. This is particularly true of area size pieces that can find countless applications throughout the home thanks to their especially versatile, smaller dimensions. The creative vitality of this singular small Serapi is directly transmitted by its spacious, freefloating medallion design and strikingly evocative color palette, making it a major contributor to this room’s tranquil, uplifting atmosphere. The radiance of jewel tone crimson to garnet reds and extraordinary sapphire blue hues is multiplied manifold by the extremely skillful use of abrash (purposeful striation of color) imparting a sense of depth, movement and continual variation. Placement in such an intimate space redoubles this art rug’s immersive effect, adding greatly to its refreshing and invigorating impact.

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The very best 19th-century Persian village rugs possess the uniquely joyful artistic energy to uplift any space. This is particularly true of area size pieces that can find countless applications throughout the home thanks to their especially…
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4. Antique Serapi Carpet Creates The Timeless, Harmonious Foundation For This Well Appointed Contemporary Décor

Amidst the white walls, light hardwoods and clean lines of this Chicago residence sits this elemental room size 19th century Serapi carpet transforming the space from contemporary to timeless. Its engaging medallion and overscale field ornaments, the waves of crimson striation, and the pleasing color palette is sure to invite conversation. Serapi rugs were crafted on the village level under an ethos of joyful spontaneity which is infectious in this décor’s joie de vivre. Antique Serapi carpets have long been appreciated as the perfect accompaniments to modern architecture and interiors. Here, International Style leather furniture and molded plywood Eames chairs help create a gallery-like environment that is incredibly alluring.

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Amidst the white walls, light hardwoods and clean lines of this Chicago residence sits this elemental room size 19th century Serapi carpet transforming the space from contemporary to timeless. Its engaging medallion and overscale field ornaments,…
Serab Persian Rugs Houston Texas
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5. Fascinating Design Intricacies and Time-softened Patina of Serab and Serapi Corridor Carpets Provide Singular Enrichment To Traditional Home

A graceful progression through the hallways of this traditional residence is achieved via the special luminosity of a duo of 19th-century village runner carpets, each working seamlessly in concert yet contributing their own tasteful melody. The first piece is a rare treasure, not only because of its exquisitely harmonious use of intricate pastel rose, celadon blue and soft gold, but also because of its elongated dimensions, which were rarely produced and are highly notable in this style. The Serab carpet’s luminous camelhair and cobalt blue hexagonal medallion provide the most illuminating environs in which to select a title from the homeowner’s equally well-curated book collection.

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A graceful progression through the hallways of this traditional residence is achieved via the special luminosity of a duo of 19th-century village runner carpets, each working seamlessly in concert yet contributing their own tasteful melody.…
Persian Serapi antique rug in a colonial style dining room
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6. Creatively Reinterpreted 150-year-old Persian Serapi Invigorates Colonial Dining Room With Casual Yet Sophisticated Ambiance

This unusually elegant 150-year-old Persian Serapi rug quietly elevates the ambiance of this genteel dining room, bringing an artistic note that is at once entirely unique and totally appropriate for the space. A colonial American sideboard and chairs in polished walnut are immediately at home with the village carpet’s understated, scrolling cartouches and natural palette of warm carnelian, parchment, rose and indigo. Each possesses a richness and artistic character than invites the viewer to linger and investigate further. The highly individual, botanical motifs subtly draw out other delicate nuances in the room, particularly the discreetly patterned wallpaper. Though many 19th century Serapi carpets are beloved for the striking energy of their geometric forms, this piece stylized floral lines create a somewhat different mood, contributing scalloped outlines and a majestic pointed center medallion that recall more formal weaving styles.

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This unusually elegant 150-year-old Persian Serapi rug quietly elevates the ambiance of this genteel dining room, bringing an artistic note that is at once entirely unique and totally appropriate for the space. A colonial American sideboard…
Sultanabad antique rug in grand coastal great room
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7. Expansive Views And Expressive Antique Collectible Carpets Provide Compelling Ambiance In A Grand Lakeside Home

Featured in our Brochure, Vol. 28, No. 2. In this stunning New England home perched at water’s edge, two exquisite antique Persian carpets with their time-softened patina and extraordinarily harmonious colors bring the beauty of the majestic view outside into the living space. As our clients have discovered, the effortless resonance between art and nature when combined in a home makes for the most nurturing environment. This is immediately apparent in the superb room size Sultanabad rug’s design with its amazing overall symmetry amid a profusion of intricate vinery presenting, as in nature, countless variations in outline and hue.  The gentle diffusion of light and color that appears in the sea and sky beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows is precisely replicated in the soft old color of the exemplary antique Serapi rug that anchors the comfortable dining area.

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Featured in our Brochure, Vol. 28, No. 2. In this stunning New England home perched at water's edge, two exquisite antique Persian carpets with their time-softened patina and extraordinarily harmonious colors bring the beauty of the majestic…
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8. Rare Serapi “Vase Rug” Sets the Tone for this Connoisseur’s Elegant Home

The entry hall of a connoisseur’s home establishes the ambiance of artfulness and elegance with a rare Serapi Vase rug by the front door and an early 19th-century Bakshaish in the passageway.

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The entry hall of a connoisseur's home establishes the ambiance of artfulness and elegance with a rare Serapi Vase rug by the front door and an early 19th-century Bakshaish in the passageway. Click Here to see our antique Serapi rugs now available. Click…
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9. A Trio of Exceptional 19th-Century Collector’s Carpets Help Create an Extraordinary First Impression

The display of top-tier Oriental carpets and other pieces of art in this connoisseurs’ home create a stunning welcome. At the door a “Serapi Vase Rug”, at the bottom of the stairs a very rare 200-year-old Bakshaish carpet, and on the landing an antique Turkish Bergama Prayer Rug fill the entryway with stirring visual interest and introduce the owner’s varied, impeccable taste.

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The display of top-tier Oriental carpets and other pieces of art in this connoisseurs’ home create a stunning welcome. At the door a "Serapi Vase Rug", at the bottom of the stairs a very rare 200-year-old Bakshaish carpet, and on the landing…
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10. Superb 19th-Century Serapi Carpet on Floor and Rare Caucasian Baku Rug on Wall Create a Refuge of Artistry in a Modern Setting

Supported by bright sunlight from an urban home’s floor-to-ceiling windows, a 19th-century Bakshaish Persian village carpet’s camelhair adds a stunning element to this San Francisco executive’s high-rise pied-a-terre. This well preserved antique carpet’s collectible quality is unmistakable. Its original geometric design takes a starring role among the constellation of eclectic Near-Eastern art and furnishings, establishing interesting relationships with each one. The Bakshaish’s subtle abrash coloration and age-old patina is reflected in the high-collectible Caucasian Khila Baku that hangs as wall art in the rear corner, as well as in the distressed wooden surfaces of the antique panel doors, rustic stool and low sofa. The intricately carved surfaces immediately resonate with the faceted geometric carpet design, which also skillfully manages light and dark space. Minimalist modern architecture provides the perfect foil to intensify this deeply personal room, blending East and West influences into an immersive and continually rewarding artistic experience. Note the two rugs hanging folded above the carved doors, ready to be unfurled for a quiet evening of enjoyment.

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Supported by bright sunlight from an urban home’s floor-to-ceiling windows, a 19th-century Bakshaish Persian village carpet’s camelhair adds a stunning element to this San Francisco executive’s high-rise pied-a-terre. This well preserved…
Persian Serapi Antique Rugs in traditional Alberta Livingroom
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11. Majestic Artistry of Grand 19th-Century Serapi Carpets Anchors A Lofty Great Room

The regal yet comfortable aesthetic of these two generously scaled antique Persian Serapi carpets forms the essential foundation for this expansive, high-ceilinged living and dining spaces of this contemporary, open-plan home. The time-softened patina and naturally-derived colors find resonance with every part of the space, from the rich leather upholstery and hardwoods to the fieldstone hearth. The animated, spontaneous design makes this vacuous space seem intimate and invites the eye to linger comfortably as it discovers new individual flourishes in the design. Published in Spring 2015 catalog.

The regal yet comfortable aesthetic of these two generously scaled antique Persian Serapi carpets forms the essential foundation for this expansive, high-ceilinged living and dining spaces of this contemporary, open-plan home. The time-softened…
Persian Serapi Antique Rug in rustic dining area Chicago Illinois Lake House
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12. Sunny Pastel Colors of a 19th-Century Serapi Carpet Welcome Guests To A Lakeside Home

FEATURED IN OUR NEW BROCHURE, Vol. 29, No. 1. Soft, cheerful pastel tones of this superb Serapi village carpet create an instantly welcoming, casual atmosphere in the breakfast room of this sunny Great Lakes summer home.  Like the bright wooden architecture, the Serapi is not rustic, yet retains and stresses a strong connection to nature through its skillful mastery of natural materials and dyestuffs.  The resonance between the carpet’s soft blues and the lake beyond reveal the antique weaver’s deep awareness of the natural world, and further helps to connect the inside and outside spaces.

FEATURED IN OUR NEW BROCHURE, Vol. 29, No. 1. Soft, cheerful pastel tones of this superb Serapi village carpet create an instantly welcoming, casual atmosphere in the breakfast room of this sunny Great Lakes summer home.  Like the bright wooden…
Persian Oriental Serapi Antique Rug in Contemporary Living Room
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13. A Rare 19th-Century Serapi Carpet Enhances the Unique Relationship Between Color and Natural Light in this Southern California Living Room

Streaming California sunlight washes over the exquisite soft turquoise and terracotta hues of this captivating antique Persian Serapi rug, mellowed by time and developing a patina that quietly glows and sparkles in the comfortable, illumined ambiance. Its diffuse palette permits each section of the carpet’s elemental 19th-century design to establish connection to a specific color in the room, including the jade-toned sofa, or even the Roman metalwork panel above the towering hearth.

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Streaming California sunlight washes over the exquisite soft turquoise and terracotta hues of this captivating antique Persian Serapi rug, mellowed by time and developing a patina that quietly glows and sparkles in the comfortable, illumined…
Collectible Persian Serapi Antique Rug in contemporary Miami, Florida Living Room
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14. The Captivating Medallion of a Geometric Antique Serapi Carpet Provides a Perfect Centerpiece to a Contemporary Living Room

The joyful, yet elegant expression of this 19th century Persian Serapi carpet’s eight-petal medallion brings a deeply human interest that immediately draws the eye, especially when surrounded with the custom natural wood coffee table and simple, modern lines of contemporary furniture seen in this casual living room of a Florida seaside condominium.  The understated modern furnishings allow the antique Oriental carpet’s artistry to take center stage, enriching the entire room with its spirited color and continual variations of motif. Focus on the antique Bakshaish rug under the dining table in the background on the next page of this section. Published in the 2014 Fall/Winter catalog.

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The joyful, yet elegant expression of this 19th century Persian Serapi carpet’s eight-petal medallion brings a deeply human interest that immediately draws the eye, especially when surrounded with the custom natural wood coffee table and…
Persian Serapi antique rug in Washington D.C. historic colonial home
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15. Sitting Room in a Registered Historical Landmark is Embellished with an Antique Persian Serapi Carpet, the Style Most Often Seen in Colonial Homes

This lovingly preserved 18th-century space becomes a delightful world of its own when combined with the handcrafted heritage of an early Persian Oriental folk art carpet.  The Serapi rug’s time-softened terracotta red ground instantly harmonizes with the authentic painted wood paneling and even the dress of the little girl in the naïve portrait.  This similarity is not coincidental–all three are the result of colors wrought from traditional dye stuffs in use before the modern era.

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This lovingly preserved 18th-century space becomes a delightful world of its own when combined with the handcrafted heritage of an early Persian Oriental folk art carpet.  The Serapi rug's time-softened terracotta red ground instantly harmonizes…
Persian Sultanabad Antique Rug in Traditional Miami Florida Condo Dining room
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16. A Mid-19th Century Persian Bakshaish Rug Animates the Clean Contemporary Lines of This Florida Waterfront Condominium

The modern elegance of this seasonal Florida residence is brilliantly counterbalanced by the abundant spontaneous detail and warm, softened brick red and camel colors of these highly spirited village Persian carpet. Including an antique Serapi carpet in living room area, these clients’ choice of 19th century Persian village rugs adds a deeply personal, expressive quality to this elegant modern interior.  Waves of rhythmic abrash striation in the Bakshaish rug’s eye-catching azure blue border tastefully evoke the waters nearby.

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The modern elegance of this seasonal Florida residence is brilliantly counterbalanced by the abundant spontaneous detail and warm, softened brick red and camel colors of these highly spirited village Persian carpet. Including an antique Serapi…
Persian Serapi Antique Rug in a modern asian inspired dining area
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17. Modern Architecture Provides Gallery-like Walls and Great Expanses of Floor for Displays of Art.

As well as adding rich, mature color and fascinating artistry, antique Persian art carpets contribute important elements of warmth and refinement to the cutting edge modern décor. They also effectively define space in open floor plans. Both quite visible from many angles, a 150-year old Persian Serapi rug with a striking cerulean blue medallion and an antique Japanese screen make a stunning eclectic combination in this client’s dining area.

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As well as adding rich, mature color and fascinating artistry, antique Persian art carpets contribute important elements of warmth and refinement to the cutting edge modern décor. They also effectively define space in open floor plans. Both…
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18. Two Connoisseur Level Antique Persian Carpets Provide an Impressive Ground to the Stunning Vaulted Ceilings of this Big Sky Lodge’s Living Room

FEATURED IN OUR NEW BROCHURE, Vol. 29, No. 1. Adorning this glorious space with superlative rugs was of great importance to our clients and they chose two extraordinary and compatible pieces to aptly complete this inspiring room. The delightful Tree of Life motifs and other botanical details in this one-in-the-world antique Persian Sultanabad oversize rug create an instant connection with the snow-frosted forest beyond the window. Don’t miss the mid-19th century Persian Serapi rug in front of the windows whose strong central medallion format and sublime color palette assures visitors great comfort and stirring visual man-made beauty that complements the natural view.

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FEATURED IN OUR NEW BROCHURE, Vol. 29, No. 1. Adorning this glorious space with superlative rugs was of great importance to our clients and they chose two extraordinary and compatible pieces to aptly complete this inspiring room. The delightful…
Persian Serapi Antique Rug in a traditional dining room with grand wood paneling
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19. Art-level 19th-Century Oversize Serapi Carpet Perfectly Completes Wood-paneled Dining Room

Our clients selected this spectacular 12×18 Persian Serapi carpet from the 1860s to complement the fine woodwork and English period furniture of their formal dining room. Its rich palette of colors adds quiet splendor and its finely articulated large scale designs brilliantly unifies the architecture and furnishings. When we placed this 19th-century rug in their room, we immediately saw how the environment and the carpet embraced each another and created a gracious atmosphere.

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Our clients selected this spectacular 12×18 Persian Serapi carpet from the 1860s to complement the fine woodwork and English period furniture of their formal dining room. Its rich palette of colors adds quiet splendor and its finely articulated…
Antique Serapi Persian Carpet under Piano in Music Room
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20. Striking Antique Serapi in Music Room

The splendor of this 120-year-old Persian room size rug undoubtedly adds to the enjoyment of music played in this distinctive setting while aiding the fidelity of the sound.

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The splendor of this 120-year-old Persian room size rug undoubtedly adds to the enjoyment of music played in this distinctive setting while aiding the fidelity of the sound. Click Here to see our antique Serapi rugs now available.
Persian Serapi antique rug in traditional Chicago Illinois family room
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21. Antique Persian Serapi Carpet Enhances Family Room

A spectacular carpet can define the aesthetic character of a space, as does this mid-19th century Serapi in a client’s family room.

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A spectacular carpet can define the aesthetic character of a space, as does this mid-19th century Serapi in a client's family room. Click Here to see our antique Serapi rugs now available.
Persian Serapi and Malayer Rugs in the great room of a lakeside home
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22. Serapi and Malayer Antique Rugs Distinguish and Unify Grand Spaces

Both unique village carpets, the antique Serapi (foreground) and antique Malayer (background) bring a sense of unity and warmth to the expansive vistas of a client’s lakefront home.

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Both unique village carpets, the antique Serapi (foreground) and antique Malayer (background) bring a sense of unity and warmth to the expansive vistas of a client's lakefront home. Click Here to see our antique Serapi rugs now available.
Antique Oversize Serapi Carpet is Stunning in Colonial Home
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23. Grand Oversize Serapi Antique Carpet Embellishes This Large Colonial Vestibule

Part of a substantial Whole Home project in a Jeffersonian era colonial residence, this grand oversize Serapi carpet adorns a large vestibule, giving an unobstructed view of its majestic design and glorious coloration.

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Part of a substantial Whole Home project in a Jeffersonian era colonial residence, this grand oversize Serapi carpet adorns a large vestibule, giving an unobstructed view of its majestic design and glorious coloration. Click Here to see our…
Persian Serapi Antique carpets in Washington D.C. historical dining room with Emprire furniture
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24. First-rate Antique Serapi Carpet is Stunning Paired with this Client’s Empire Furnishing

We introduced carpets to this historical home after it was fully furnished. Our clients consistently selected first-rate 19th-century Serapi carpets, including this palace-size piece in the spacious dining room, to harmonize with the massive scale and graceful curves of the Empire furnishings.

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We introduced carpets to this historical home after it was fully furnished. Our clients consistently selected first-rate 19th-century Serapi carpets, including this palace-size piece in the spacious dining room, to harmonize with the massive…
Persian Serapi Antique Rug in elegant traditional living room
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25. 150-year-old Serapi Integrates Disparate Design Elements in this Distinctive Sitting Room

FEATURED IN OUR NEW BROCHURE, Vol. 29, No. 1. The unusually spacious design of this 150-year-old Serapi highlights the immediately recognizable interest in connoisseurship reflected in this distinctive sitting room. This spectacular carpet harmonizes the Pre-Columbian artifacts, Napoleonic mantle and mirror, and elegant designer chairs.

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FEATURED IN OUR NEW BROCHURE, Vol. 29, No. 1. The unusually spacious design of this 150-year-old Serapi highlights the immediately recognizable interest in connoisseurship reflected in this distinctive sitting room. This spectacular carpet harmonizes…