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Antique Scandinavian Rya Light Blue Rug Dated 1917
Located in Milan, IT
An unusual hand-knotted Rya rug, dated 1917 and signed AA, with a sky blue open field framed by an ivory border decorated by geometric devices typical of Swedish Folk Art. Weavings s...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

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Wool

Antique Scandinavian Art Deco/Bauhaus Rug by Laila Karttunen
By Laila Karttunen
Located in Milan, IT
Laila Maria Karttunen (1895-1981) was a leading Finnish textile artist. After graduating from the Turku School of Art and Design, she initially taught at the Wetterhoff weaving schoo...
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Scandinavian Design Kilim Rug, Art Deco Style, Landscape Orientation
Located in New York, NY
The dun yellow field features five feather-like stylized trees accented in red, sand and light blue. Secondary parallel geometric flowers. Art Deco style in good condition.  
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Vintage 1930s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

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Wool

Antique Room Size Scandinavian Art Deco/Bauhaus Rug by Laila Karttunen
By Laila Karttunen
Located in Milan, IT
Laila Maria Karttunen (1895-1981) was a leading Finnish textile artist. After graduating from the Turku School of Art and Design, she initially taught at the Wetterhoff weaving schoo...
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Vintage 1930s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Scandinavian Rya Rug, Allover Field, Brown Green and Pink Accents
Located in New York, NY
This long pile scatter shows a terracotta field covered by a dense rose and daffodil pattern, with leaves, stems and buds filling every available space. No borders.
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Vintage 1920s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

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Wool

Antique Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Runner. Size: 1 ft 9 in x 10 ft 9 in
Located in New York, NY
Antique Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900. Size: 1 ft 9 in x 10 ft 9 in (0.53 m x 3.28 m) Seemingly elegantly ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian ...

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Wool

Scandinavian Antique Pine Drawer Chest
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This is a late 19th century Swedish country style drawer chest in rustic pine with patinated drawer pulls and block feet. Surface has been etched by time, and has been cleaned and se...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Country Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

  • Scandinavian Antique Pine Drawer Chest
  • Scandinavian Antique Pine Drawer Chest
  • Scandinavian Antique Pine Drawer Chest
  • Scandinavian Antique Pine Drawer Chest
H 32.5 in. W 34.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Antique Besserabian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Besserabian rug, measures: 6'9" x 9'6" with black background.
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Antique 1880s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Besserabian Rug
  • Antique Besserabian Rug
  • Antique Besserabian Rug
  • Antique Besserabian Rug
W 81 in. L 114 in.
Antique Caucasian Rug
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Antique Caucasian rug. A beautiful antique rug from Azerbeijan. • Beautiful colors • All handmade • Pile pure wool • Traditional Design • Condition: Very good, wool pile on ...
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Early 20th Century Azerbaijani Tribal Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
  • Antique Caucasian Rug
W 40.16 in. L 82.68 in.
Antique Armenian Lenkoran
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
The Lenkoran rug is an antique hand woven from modern day Azerbaijan. Part of the ancient Persian Empire, the Caspian Sea coastal town of Lenkoran is known for its unique rug pattern...
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Early 20th Century Azerbaijani Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Armenian Lenkoran
  • Antique Armenian Lenkoran
  • Antique Armenian Lenkoran
  • Antique Armenian Lenkoran
W 46 in. L 120 in.
Antique Bessarabian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Handwoven in USSR.
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20th Century Russian Bessarabian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
W 76 in. L 124 in.
Antique Besserabian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Besserabian rug, measures: 6'6" x 9'6".
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Antique Mid-19th Century Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Besserabian Rug
  • Antique Besserabian Rug
  • Antique Besserabian Rug
  • Antique Besserabian Rug
W 78 in. L 114 in.
Antique Bessarabian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Bessarabian rug. USSR, circa 1910. Handwoven.  
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Early 20th Century Russian Bessarabian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
W 72 in. L 112 in.
Antique Karabagh Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique Karabagh rug Measurement: 8'3" x 16'4".
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Antique 1890s Asian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Karabagh Rug
W 99.6 in. L 196.8 in.
Antique Karabagh Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Karabagh Rug Size: 3'1" × 17'5" (93 × 530 cm)
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Antique Late 19th Century Armenian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Karabagh Rug
  • Antique Karabagh Rug
  • Antique Karabagh Rug
  • Antique Karabagh Rug
W 37 in. L 209 in.
Antique Russian Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This antique Russian rug is finely knotted with a center medallion.
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Antique 19th Century Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Russian Rug
  • Antique Russian Rug
  • Antique Russian Rug
  • Antique Russian Rug
W 78 in. L 48 in.
Antique Karabagh Carpet
Located in New York, NY
The central panel with a repeating open geometric design with diamond-shaped reserves and oval discs at the corners on a dark brown and beige ground, within foliate scrolled borders ...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Karabagh Carpet
  • Antique Karabagh Carpet
  • Antique Karabagh Carpet
  • Antique Karabagh Carpet
W 182 in. L 79 in.
Antique Bessarabian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Bessarabian rug USSR, circa 1890 Handwoven.   
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Antique 1890s Russian Bessarabian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
  • Antique Bessarabian Rug
W 76 in. L 86 in.
Antique Russian Karabagh Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Antique Russian Karabagh carpet Size: 6'4" × 18'9" (193 × 571 cm) This early 20th century Karabagh carpet unveils the power of Caucasian aesthetics. Its open tobacco field carries ...
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Early 20th Century Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Baluch Turkmen Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Baluch Turkmen rug, size: 1'6" x 2'2".
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Antique 1880s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Caucasian Kuba
Located in New York, NY
Square shaped early 20th century Caucasian weave. Rugs from the Kuba region are made from wool, though cotton is also used on rare occasion. The wool is always composed of two str...
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Early 20th Century Caucasian Bessarabian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

  • Antique Caucasian Kuba
  • Antique Caucasian Kuba
  • Antique Caucasian Kuba
  • Antique Caucasian Kuba
W 58 in. L 58 in.
Antique Kazak Runner
Located in New York, NY
Boteh Design Kazak rugs are among the most sought after Caucasian rugs. The name "Boteh" Kazak derives from the paisley design. This Kazak is a late 19th century collectible piece. P...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Kazak Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

  • Antique Kazak Runner
  • Antique Kazak Runner
  • Antique Kazak Runner
  • Antique Kazak Runner
W 44 in. L 97 in.
Antique European Needlepoint Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique European needlepoint rug, size: 2'1" x 4'4".
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Antique 1880s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Ersari, Beshir Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Ersari - Beshir rug, size: 2'10" x 4'5".
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Antique 1890s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Bessarabian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Russian Bessarabian rug Size: 9'0" × 14'3" (274 × 434 cm) An early 20th century Russian Bessarabian antique rug, the maize field with rows of subtle reciprocal floral devic...
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Early 20th Century Russian Bessarabian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Caucasian Lenkoran Rug
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
An abrash field of pale indigo and celadon, accented with brick red and deep brown, establishes an earthen palette in this tribal Caucasian piece. Features of its striking axial desi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Baluch-Turkmen Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Baluch-Turkmen rug. Size: 2'4" x 4'2".
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Antique 1870s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Bessarabian Rug/Runner
Located in New York, NY
Antique Bessarabian rug/runner USSR, circa 1890 Handwoven.
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Antique Late 19th Century Russian Bessarabian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Yamud Bokara
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Antique Russian Yamud Bokara, size: 3'5" x 4'2".   
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Antique Early 1900s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Zeikor Russain Rug
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Antique Zeikor Russain rug.   
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Antique 1890s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Karabagh Wool Runner
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted in high quality wool originating from Russia in 1890, this antique Karabagh runner employs a uniquely intricate diamond Gul pattern in its field design, mirrored perfect...
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Vintage 1920s European Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Baluch-Turkmen Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Baluch-Turkmen rug, size: 5'5" x 8'0".
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Antique 1890s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Karabagh Runner
Located in New York, NY
An antique Russian Karabagh rug from the first quarter of the 20th century featuring tones of coral, browns and light purple.
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Vintage 1920s Russian Tribal Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Kazak Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Eagle Kazak rugs are among the most sought after Caucasian rugs. The name "Eagle" Kazak derives from the central medallion design which some think represents the out-spread wings of ...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Kazak Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Antique Pictorial Deer Rug
Located in New York, NY
Marvelous Pictorial Russian Karabagh rug with a large sitting deer.
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20th Century Russian Folk Art Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Karabagh Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Russian Karabagh carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century.
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Vintage 1930s Russian Kazak Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Antique Bessarabian Rug, 1890
Located in New York, NY
Antique Bessarabian rug, 1890. Russia, circa 1890. Handwoven.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Karabagh Rug
Located in New York, NY
A first quarter of the 20th century Russian Karabagh carpet.
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Early 20th Century Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Russian Karabagh Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Russian Karabagh carpet from the first quarter of the 20th century.
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Early 20th Century Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Cotton, Wool

Antique Russian Karabagh Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Russian Karabagh carpet from the first quarter of the 20th century with a pictorial design of a tiger.
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Vintage 1920s Russian Tribal Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Ukrainian Needlepoint Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Ukrainian needlepoint carpet from the second quarter of the 20th century. A medallion of elegant floral blossoms sits atop a brown minimalistic background confined by a gr...
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Vintage 1930s Ukrainian Arts and Crafts Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Karabagh Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Russian Karabagh carpet from the first quarter of the 20th century.
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Vintage 1920s Russian Tribal Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Karabagh Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique washed Russian Karabagh carpet from the first quarter of the 20th century.
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Vintage 1920s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Persian Ersari, Beshir Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Ersari - Beshir rug, size: 6'8" x 13'0".
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Antique 1890s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Karabagh Rug
Located in New York, NY
A first quarter of the 20th century Russian Karabagh carpet.
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Early 20th Century Persian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Antique Tree Kazak Rug
Located in New York, NY
The Yellow field scattered with minor stylized flower heads, hooked panels and minute cross-motifs around a column of ivory octagonal panels containing radiating flower heads and min...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Kazak Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

  • Antique Tree Kazak Rug
  • Antique Tree Kazak Rug
  • Antique Tree Kazak Rug
  • Antique Tree Kazak Rug
W 120 in. L 72 in.
Traditional Antique Karabagh Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a Russian Karabagh rug. Measures: 16" x 20".
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20th Century Agra Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool, Cotton, Foam

Antique Persian Ersari, Beshir Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Persian Ersari, Beshir rug, size: 6'6" x 18'0".
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Antique 1880s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Russian Antique Karabagh Runner Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Russia in 1890, this antique Karabagh runner hosts an interesting, uncommon play on the Classic Boteh (paisley) pattern; an eastern symbol of flame and the universe....
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Antique 1890s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Handmade Kazak Russain rug
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Antique handmade Kazak Russain rug.  
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Antique 1890s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Bessarabian Rug, circa 1910, 4' x 6'
Located in New York, NY
Antique Bessarabian rug, circa 1910. These are flat-woven (pretty much reversible) graphic rugs, with high contrast and vibrancy. These rugs are incredibly charismatic and fun, as we...
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20th Century Romanian Bessarabian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique USSR Bessarabian Rug/Runner
Located in New York, NY
Antique USSR Bessarabian rug/runner USSR, circa 1880 Handwoven.
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Antique 1880s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Turkoman Rug, circa 1880
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Antique Turkoman rug, circa 1880. A Turkoman or Turkmen rug from Turkmenistan formerly part of the Soviet Union. These are tribal rugs easily identifiable by their colors and the eth...
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Antique 19th Century Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Turkoman Rug, circa 1880
Located in Secaucus, NJ
Antique Turkoman rug, circa 1880. A Turkoman or Turkmen rug from Turkmenistan formerly part of the Soviet Union. These are tribal rugs easily identifiable by their colors and the eth...
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Antique 19th Century Turkestan Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Shirvan Kuba Russian Rug
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Antique Shirvan Kuba Russian rug.  
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Vintage 1910s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Kazak Borcholo Russian Rug
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Antique Kazak Borcholo Russian rug.  
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Antique 1890s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Turkmen - Tekke Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Antique Russian Turkmen - Tekke Carpet Size: 7' x 9'8" - 213 x 295 cm
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Antique 1890s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Runner Rug Karebagh Design
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Russian runner rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Karebagh design ...
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20th Century Russian Other Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Shirvan Caucasian Russian Rug
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Antique Shirvan Caucasian Russian rug.  
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Vintage 1930s Russian Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Antique Russian Area Rug Kazak Design
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique Russian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Kazak design handw...
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20th Century Russian Kazak Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

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Scandinavian Antiques For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of Scandinavian antiques available for sale. Frequently made of fabric, wool and paper, all Scandinavian antiques available were constructed with great care. There are 259 antique and vintage Scandinavian antiques for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 4 modern editions to choose from as well. Scandinavian antiques have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of Scandinavian antiques to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Scandinavian Modern, Art Deco and Folk Art Scandinavian antiques are of considerable interest. Scandinavian antiques have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by GamFratesi, Gubi and Laila Karttunen are consistently popular.

How Much are Scandinavian Antiques?

Scandinavian antiques can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $4,000, while the lowest priced sells for $122 and the highest can go for as much as $78,000.

Finding the Right Rugs Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.