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Extra Large Vintage Colorful High Pile Rug by Desso, Netherlands, 1970
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge high pile rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Desso Description: This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art ...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Vintage Spanish Cuenca Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A room size Spanish rug. Ivory field, accents in green, blue, raspberry and orange.
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Early 20th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage French Tapestry, 1950s, 1Q0014
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage French wall-hanging tapestry in original good condition. It has been made in the middle of 20th century in wool. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1950s, - Size: 2...
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Vintage 1950s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage European Tapestry, 1970s, 1C610
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage handmade European tapestry made in 1970s in wool. It is in original good condition, can be hanged on a wall. -Condition: Original good, -circa: 1970s, -size: 2.1' x ...
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Vintage 1970s European Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage French Aubusson Rug, 1980s, 1Q0040
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage French Aubusson rug made in wool. It is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1980s, - Size: 9' x 12....
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Vintage 1980s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage French Aubusson Rug, 1980s, 1Q0021
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage classic French Aubusson rug. It is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: original good, - circa 1980s, - Size: 12' x 15' (36...
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Vintage 1980s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P22
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: Origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P16
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: Origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P09
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in blue and yellow colours. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century ?-condition: ...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage European Leather Rug, 1960s, 1C646
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage rug from Europe made in cow skin. It is from the mid-20th century in original condition, one corner is missing. -Condition: Original, one corner is missing, -c...
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Vintage 1960s European Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage French Tapestry, 1980s, 1C603
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage French handmade tapestry from the end of 20th century made in France. It can be framed or used as a pillow case. The size is including the frame, without frame: (28cm x 38cm ...
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Vintage 1980s French Western European Rugs

Materials

Cotton

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P12
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian Kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: Origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage French Aubusson Rug, 1980s, 1Q0028
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage classic French Aubusson rug. It is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: original good, - circa 1980s, - Size: 2.8' x 4.10' ...
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Vintage 1980s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage French Aubusson Rug, 1980s, 1Q0029
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Classic French Aubusson rug. It is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. -Condition: original good, -circa: 1980s, -Size: 2.8' x 4.10' (7...
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Vintage 1980s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage French Aubusson Rug, 1980s, 1Q0030
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Classic French Aubusson rug. It is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: original good, - circa 1980s, - Size: 2.7' x 4.10' ...
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Vintage 1980s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage French Aubusson Rug, 1980s, 1Q0027
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage classic French Aubusson rug. It is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1980s, - Size: 9.2' x 12.1' ...
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Vintage 1980s French Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P20
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the mid-20th century. - Condition: original go...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P19
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P21
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century - Condition: Origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P17
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the mid-20th century - Condition: original goo...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P10
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in white and blue colours. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century -Condition: or...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Handmade Vintage French Aubusson Rug, 1980s, 1Q0032
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Classic French Aubusson rug. It is from the end of 20th century in original good condition. - Condition: Original good, - circa 1980s, - Size: 4.2' x 6.2' (...
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Vintage 1980s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage French Modern Rug, 1960s, 1C685
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage French modern rug in original good condition. The rug is from the middle of the 20th century made in wool. - Condition: original good, - circa 1960s, - Size...
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Vintage 1960s French Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1P11
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in cream beige and red colors. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the mid-20th century. - Condition: or...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage Romanian Bessarabian Kilim, 1950s, 1p13
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Handmade vintage Bessarabian kilim from Romania in decorative design. Vegetable dyes, the rug is in original good condition, made in the middle of 20th century ?-condition: origin...
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Vintage 1950s Romanian Western European Rugs

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Wool

Handmade Vintage French Tapestry Piero, 1980s, 1C605
Located in Bordeaux, FR
Vintage French handmade tapestry from the end of 20th century. It can be framed or used as a pillow case. The size is including the frame, without frame: (37cm x 50cm = 1.2' x 1.6')....
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Vintage 1980s French Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Vintage Modern Design Shag Tufted Rug in Burnt Orange, Brown and Green Tones
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Modern Design rug with Shag Pile in burnt orange, brown and green tones. This particular vintage rug features a beautiful blended modern design, inspired by nature in conjun...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Vintage Peacock High Pile Rya Rug by Ege Rya Taepper Deluxe, Denmark, 1970s
By Ege Rya, Ege Tæpper
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: High pile rya rug wall rug, was always used as wall rug. Decade: 1970s Producer: EGE Taepper, Denmark Material: 100% cotton Description: ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Modernist Vintage Panton Style Wall Rug Ewald Kröner Attribute, Germany, 1970s
By Schloss Hackhausen, Ewald Kröner
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Wall hanging element Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany Design: Ewald Kröner attrib. This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Cotton

Extra Large Vintage Multi-Color High Pile Rug by Desso, Netherlands, 1970s
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge high pile rug with psychedelic 1970s pattern. Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: DESSO This rug is a great example o...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Acrylic

Extra Large Vintage Multi-Color High Pile Rug by Desso, Netherlands, 1970s
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge high pile rug with abstract pop art 1970s pattern. Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: DESSO This rug is a great exam...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

xl Vintage 1970s Modernist Multi-Color High Pile Rya Rug by Desso, Netherlands
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge Rya rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Desso. This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in hig...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Large Abstract Vintage 1970s Modernist Multi-Color High Pile Rya Rug by Desso
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge Rya rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Desso This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in high...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Large Abstract Vintage 1970s Modernist Multi-Color High Pile Rya Rug by Desso
By Desso
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge Rya rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Netherlands Producer: Desso This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior. Made in high...
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Acrylic

Extra Large Pop Art Vintage 1970s Multi-Color High Pile Cotton Rya Rug by Besmer
By Besmer
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Original huge Rya rug Decade: 1970s Origin: Germany Producer: Besmer Description: This rug is a great example of 1970s pop art interior....
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Late 20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

Vintage Spanish Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Spanish carpet Size: 11'10" × 14'7" (360 × 444 cm) A second quarter of the 20th century Spanish carpet, the orange-red field with a restrained trellis overall of tendrils a...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
W 142 in. L 175 in.
Vintage Irish Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Irish carpet Size: 8'8" × 11'1" (264 × 337 cm) An early 20th century Irish Donegal carpet, the maize field with enlarged black leaves overall with pink lines beneath anothe...
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Early 20th Century Northern Irish Arts and Crafts Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Irish Carpet
  • Vintage Irish Carpet
  • Vintage Irish Carpet
  • Vintage Irish Carpet
W 104 in. L 133 in.
Vintage Spanish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Spanish rug Size: 16'6" × 17'10" (502 × 543 cm). A mid-20th century Spanish area rug, the gray field with a blue angular vinery trellis overall within a similar gray abstra...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
W 198 in. L 214 in.
Vintage Viennese Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Viennese rug Size: 8'11" × 12'5" (271 × 378 cm) A two-toned early 20th century Viennese antique carpet, the ochre field with a simple gold architectural pattern overall wit...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Vienna Secession Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Viennese Rug
  • Vintage Viennese Rug
  • Vintage Viennese Rug
  • Vintage Viennese Rug
W 107 in. L 149 in.
Swedish Kilim, Vintage
Located in Evanston, IL
Incredible Swedish Kilim, vintage. A fine modern design by one of the leading carpet designers who moved away from traditional carpets during the 1940s-1950s. Measures: 5'5" x 7'8".
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Swedish Kilim, Vintage
  • Swedish Kilim, Vintage
  • Swedish Kilim, Vintage
  • Swedish Kilim, Vintage
W 65 in. L 92 in.
Vintage French Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Vintage French carpet Size: 8'8" × 18'0" (264 × 548 cm) A mid-19th century French vintage rug, the green field with botehs and red feathery leaves dominated by a central medallion ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage French Carpet
  • Vintage French Carpet
  • Vintage French Carpet
  • Vintage French Carpet
W 104 in. L 216 in.
Vintage Aubusson Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Aubusson rug Size: 11'8" × 16'2" (355 × 492 cm) Aubusson rug made in a town on the Creuse River in central France are among the most elegant and luxurious antique floor cov...
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Early 20th Century French Aubusson Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Aubusson Rug
  • Vintage Aubusson Rug
  • Vintage Aubusson Rug
  • Vintage Aubusson Rug
W 140 in. L 194 in.
Vintage Spanish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Spanish rug Size: 11'4" × 14'8" (345 × 447 cm) A second quarter 20th century Spanish area rug, the creamy caramel field with delicate and whimsical flowering vinery trellis...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
W 136 in. L 176 in.
Vintage Deco Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Deco rug Size: 8'9" x 12'6" (266 x 381 cm) Elegance offered by deco rugs cannot be found anywhere else. Inspired by the newest trends in interior design and fashion, deco r...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Deco Rug
  • Vintage Deco Rug
  • Vintage Deco Rug
  • Vintage Deco Rug
W 105 in. L 150 in.
Vintage Besserabian Kilim
Located in New York, NY
A midcentury intermediate size Besserabian Kilim with floral elements throughout.
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Vintage 1940s Russian Bessarabian Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
W 60 in. L 79 in.
Vintage Besserabian Kilim
Located in New York, NY
A Midcentury gallery size Besserabian Kilim with floral elements throughout.
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Vintage 1940s Russian Bessarabian Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
W 86 in. L 144 in.
Vintage Spanish Needlepoint
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Spanish needlepoint carpet with repeating square floral motif in neutral tones.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Western European Rugs

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Wool, Cotton

  • Vintage Spanish Needlepoint
  • Vintage Spanish Needlepoint
  • Vintage Spanish Needlepoint
  • Vintage Spanish Needlepoint
W 74 in. L 118 in.
Vintage Spanish Rug
Located in New York, NY
An unusual example from our collection of early 20th century Spanish rugs, with an all-over curving spandrel design on a cocoa brown field with electric blue, grey, green, pink and p...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Western European Rugs

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Wool

  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
W 144 in. L 232 in.
Swedish Kilim Vintage
Located in Evanston, IL
A fine modern design by one of the leading carpet designers who moved away from traditional carpets during the 1940s-1950s. Following her education, Ingrid Dessau worked as freelance...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Kilim Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  •  Swedish Kilim Vintage
  •  Swedish Kilim Vintage
  •  Swedish Kilim Vintage
  •  Swedish Kilim Vintage
W 53 in. L 80 in.
Vintage William Morris Rug
By William Morris (English)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage William Morris rug Size: 3'9" × 7'0" (114 × 213 cm) This exceptional vintage rug was created by a true Renaissance man, William Morris, an English textile designer. Its sof...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Arts and Crafts Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Spanish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Size: 25'9'' × 13'7'', circa 1920.     
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Early 20th Century Spanish Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
W 163 in. L 309 in.
Vintage Viennese Carpet
Located in New York, NY
"Jugendstil" vintage Viennese carpet Austria, circa 1900 Vienna Art Nouveau period The rose madder field with a floral wreath with stylized roses.
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Viennese Carpet
  • Vintage Viennese Carpet
  • Vintage Viennese Carpet
  • Vintage Viennese Carpet
W 127 in. L 136 in.
Vintage Spanish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Spanish Rug
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Other Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
  • Vintage Spanish Rug
W 140 in. L 221 in.
Vintage Spanish Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Spanish carpet Size: 11'8" × 11'8" (355 × 355 cm) An early 20th century Spanish rug, the golden yellow field with scrolling sand vinery and with forest green accents overal...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
W 140 in. L 140 in.
Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Tapestry
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice little Scandinavian vintage tapestry with beautiful design and nice colors, entirely hand woven with wool on cotton foundation.
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

Vintage Spanish Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Spanish carpet Spain circa 1940.
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Vintage 1940s Spanish Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
  • Vintage Spanish Carpet
W 118 in. L 163 in.
Vintage Greek Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Greek carpet Greece, circa 1940.
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Mid-20th Century Greek Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Greek Carpet
  • Vintage Greek Carpet
  • Vintage Greek Carpet
  • Vintage Greek Carpet
W 119 in. L 144 in.
Vintage Besserabian Kilim
Located in New York, NY
A midcentury intermediate size Besserabian Kilim with floral elements throughout.
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Vintage 1940s Russian Bessarabian Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
  • Vintage Besserabian Kilim
W 66 in. L 116 in.
Vintage European Kilim
Located in New York, NY
Vintage European Kilim, 1930 Handwoven.  
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Mid-20th Century European Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

  • Vintage European Kilim
  • Vintage European Kilim
  • Vintage European Kilim
  • Vintage European Kilim
W 107 in. L 119 in.
Oversized Vintage Spanish Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Oversized vintage Spanish carpet Size: 15'7" × 34'6" (474 × 1051 cm) Vintage rugs are amongst most sought-after works of woven art and for a good reason. Few other types of carpets...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Western European Rugs

Materials

Wool

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Vintage Western Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic piece of vintage western furniture available at 1stDibs. An item from our selection of vintage western furniture — often made from fabric, wool and cotton — can elevate any home. There are 426 variations of the antique or vintage choice in our collection of vintage western furniture you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. An object in our assortment of vintage western furniture is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made option in this array of vintage western furniture over the years, but those crafted by Desso, A. Brandt Ranch Oak Furniture and Charles Voysey are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Vintage Western Furniture?

A piece of vintage western furniture can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $5,445, while the lowest priced sells for $59 and the highest can go for as much as $150,000.

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.