Skip to main content

Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns. Ormolu — or elaborate bronze gilding — was essential to French design in the 18th and 19th centuries as a cornerstone of the neoclassical and Empire styles.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

Find antique neoclassical furniture today on 1stDibs.

1
126
6
3
to
15
125
7
135
130
130
13,765
3,494
3,094
1,748
444
319
190
186
117
87
77
75
53
49
14
15
111
9
44
31
9
4
2
2
1
1
1
1
Width
to
Length
to
134
125
14
6
6
73
62
38
28
28
2
1
1
1
1
Style: Neoclassical
Phenomenal Oversize Antique Turkish Oushak Rug
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th-century antique Turkish Oushak in warm vibrant colors. Field is teal with lots of pink and orange accents Pictures shown with flash and without a flash. Measures: 11'10" ...
Category

19th Century Turkish Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Antique Tabriz Rug Non-Insert Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an early 20th-century Persian Tabriz rug. The insert is NOT provided Measures: 16'' x 16".
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Zabihi Collection Vintage Inspired Turkish Oushak Rug
Located in New York, NY
One-of-a-kind wool Turkish Oushak Rug Measures: 8'10'' x 10'9''.  
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Light Green Antique Persian Tabriz Room Carpet
Located in New York, NY
1st quarter of the 20th century Persian Formal Tabriz rug Measures: 8'6'' x 11'4''.
Category

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Early 19th Century Neoclassical Medallion Aubusson Carpet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A remarkably well-preserved and richly colored Neoclassical period early 19th century carpet. A burgundy and cinnamon field is bound by a melon border with floral and acanthus meand...
Category

1820s French Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Vintage Persian Kashan 10' x 13' Carpet
Located in New York, NY
a mid 20th Century Persian Kashan Rug Measures: 9'11'' x 13'1''.
Category

Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Traditional Vintage Mahindra Hand Knotted 100% Wool Area Rug Carpet Rectangular
Located in Los Angeles, CA
For your consideration is a gorgeous, vintage, Mahindra hand knitted area rug or carpet. Made of 100% wool. It’s in good vintage condition with some signs of distress. Hard to n...
Category

20th Century Indian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Antique 1920s Persian Tabriz rug Measures: 8'5''' x 11'2''
Category

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Vintage Indian Rug, Traditional Sensibility Meets Patriotic Flair
Located in Dallas, TX
78645 Vintage Indian Rug, 05'09 x 08'09. Traditional sensibility meets patriotic flair in this vintage Indian rug. The elegant botanical design and classic colors woven into this pie...
Category

Late 20th Century Indian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Antique Room Size Persian Bidjar Rug
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th-century Highly DecorativePersian Bidjar room-size rug Measures: 9'1'' x 12'  
Category

Early 20th Century Persian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Nazmiyal Collection Antique American Hooked Rug. 11 ft 4 in x 18 ft 2 in
Located in New York, NY
Nazmiyal Collection Antique America Hooked Rug that Was based Off Of A French Aubusson Carpet Design, Country of Origin: America, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – While the technique...
Category

Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

1900 Antique Bessarabian Flat Weave Kilim Rug
Located in Los Angeles, US
Beautiful Collection of Romanian Antique Bessarabian Kilims and Rugs Antique Bessarabian Rugs / Kilims in both pile and tapestry weaving technique are some of the more beautiful carpets to have been produced in Europe. Many of the Bessarabian Kilims were woven around the mid to late 19th century, though some do date back to the 18th century as well. This production that carried into the early twentieth century under late Ottoman Turkish rule in an area corresponding to modern Bulgaria and Romania, they stand right on the cusp of European and Oriental carpet weaving. Many of the designs are floral patterns made in a naturalistic western style utilizing brown or black ground, not unlike certain Karabaghs from the Caucauses. But others, particularly flat weaves, reflect the tradition of Turkish kilims from nearby Anatolia, although in a distinctive Bessarbian palette. In either case they are supremely decorative rugs. History Of Antique Flat Woven Bessarabian Kilim Rugs from Romania Bessarabian Kilims and carpets are flat woven rugs that originate in the Russian provinces of the Ukraine and Moldova in the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. While most carpet experts will classify the flat woven rugs as Bessarabian they will often refer to the knotted pile carpets as Ukrainian. The Bessarabian carpets differ from antique Persian carpets in many ways. For example, unlike Persian carpets, Bessarabian rugs cannot be classified to a region according to the way the rugs were woven. Their weaves provide indications regarding the area for which they were created rather than for their classification. The markets these antique rugs were designed for could have fallen into different categories such as a rural market or an urban one. But all other attributes were dismissed and all the Romani made area rugs and carpets are referred to as Bessarabian instead. Antique Romanian Bessarabian kilims are ornate and they come in a variety of designs as well color combinations. It’s not uncommon for some Bessarabian kilims to be more floral while others may feature more geometric patterns. Bessarabian carpets are made on carpet weaving looms similar to the ones used to make the French Aubusson rugs. These looms are wooden, and the rugs are flat woven / kilims. The best of these rug types were created in the 1700’s. The Russian Imperial Tapestry Factory was where these Romanian rugs were made, and the factory was created by none other than Peter the Great. He established the Russian Imperial Tapestry Factory following his return from England and France. He was inspired to create the factory after being in awe of the splendid Aubusson carpets, Savonnerie rugs, and Axminster carpets he saw while abroad. The beautiful carpets he admired while in Europe had already caught the eyes of his Russian contemporaries, and importing them was triggering a financial drain for the Russian treasury. For this reason, the Russian Imperial Tapestry Factory was used as a location for copying the French and English carpets Peter the Great and the Russian nobility desired. Demand for these lavishly luxurious rugs grew, and additional factories were created in villages. This region is from where these rugs got the name Bessarabian. The region is divided between two territories: the Republic of Moldova and Romania. Bessarabian rug weavers were country people who had a country taste. Though they were tasked with replicating the elaborate motifs of the European rugs, they added their own unique country’s flair to their borrowed rug patterns and designs. This more folksy or traditional approach to the European patterns...
Category

Early 1900s Asian Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Early 20th Century Antique Kilim Bessarabian Rug 9'5'' X 5'5''
Located in Los Angeles, US
Antique Bessarabian Rugs / Kilims in both pile and tapestry weaving technique are some of the more beautiful carpets to have been produced in Europe. Many of the Bessarabian Kilims were woven around the mid to late 19th century, though some do date back to the 18th century as well. This production that carried into the early twentieth century under late Ottoman Turkish rule in an area corresponding to modern Bulgaria and Romania, they stand right on the cusp of European and Oriental carpet weaving. Many of the designs are floral patterns made in a naturalistic western style utilizing brown or black ground, not unlike certain Karabaghs from the Caucauses. But others, particularly flat weaves, reflect the tradition of Turkish kilims from nearby Anatolia, although in a distinctive Bessarbian palette. In either case they are supremely decorative rugs. History Of Antique Flat Woven Bessarabian Kilim Rugs from Romania Bessarabian Kilims and carpets are flat woven rugs that originate in the Russian provinces of the Ukraine and Moldova in the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. While most carpet experts will classify the flat woven rugs as Bessarabian they will often refer to the knotted pile carpets as Ukrainian. The Bessarabian carpets differ from antique Persian carpets in many ways. For example, unlike Persian carpets, Bessarabian rugs cannot be classified to a region according to the way the rugs were woven. Their weaves provide indications regarding the area for which they were created rather than for their classification. The markets these antique rugs were designed for could have fallen into different categories such as a rural market or an urban one. But all other attributes were dismissed and all the Romani made area rugs and carpets are referred to as Bessarabian instead. Antique Romanian Bessarabian kilims are ornate and they come in a variety of designs as well color combinations. It’s not uncommon for some Bessarabian kilims to be more floral while others may feature more geometric patterns. Bessarabian carpets are made on carpet weaving looms similar to the ones used to make the French Aubusson rugs. These looms are wooden, and the rugs are flat woven / kilims. The best of these rug types were created in the 1700’s. The Russian Imperial Tapestry Factory was where these Romanian rugs were made, and the factory was created by none other than Peter the Great. He established the Russian Imperial Tapestry Factory following his return from England and France. He was inspired to create the factory after being in awe of the splendid Aubusson carpets, Savonnerie rugs, and Axminster carpets he saw while abroad. The beautiful carpets he admired while in Europe had already caught the eyes of his Russian contemporaries, and importing them was triggering a financial drain for the Russian treasury. For this reason, the Russian Imperial Tapestry Factory was used as a location for copying the French and English carpets Peter the Great and the Russian nobility desired. Demand for these lavishly luxurious rugs grew, and additional factories were created in villages. This region is from where these rugs got the name Bessarabian. The region is divided between two territories: the Republic of Moldova and Romania. Bessarabian rug weavers were country people who had a country taste. Though they were tasked with replicating the elaborate motifs of the European rugs, they added their own unique country’s flair to their borrowed rug patterns and designs. This more folksy or traditional approach to the European patterns...
Category

Early 1900s Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Vintage Persian Tabriz
Located in New York, NY
2nd quarter of the 20th century room size Persian Tabriz rug. 8'10'' x 11'8''
Category

20th Century Persian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

1900s Antique American Hook Floral Design Rug 9'7'' X 8'7''
Located in Los Angeles, US
Antique American Hook Stylish Floral Design 9'7'' x 8'7'' one of a kind 1 of 1 more info upon request
Category

Early 1900s Unknown Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Zabihi Collection Antique Persian Sarouk Fereghan Rug
Located in New York, NY
mini size late 19th Century Persian Sarouk Ferehan Rug Measures: 1'10'' x 2'6''
Category

Late 19th Century Persian Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Antique Persian Tabriz Accent Rug
Located in New York, NY
1st quarter of the 20th century Persian Tabriz rug with a traditional medallion and border design in autumn colors Measures: 4'7'' x 6'.
Category

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Nazmiyal Collection Antique Hooked American Rug. Size: 11 ft 6 in x 17 ft 10 in
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful large Size Floral American American Rug, Country of origin: United States of America, Circa: Turn of the Twentieth Century – A style that is as intriguing as it is unique, ...
Category

Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Zabihi Collection Decorative Persian Tabriz Carpet
Located in New York, NY
1940s Persian Tabriz rug Measures: 4'6''' x 6'2''
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique Floral American Hooked Rug. Size: 5 ft 11 in x 8 ft 11 in
Located in New York, NY
Floral antique American hooked rug, Country of origin: America, Circa date: 1900. Size: 5 ft 11 in x 8 ft 11 in (1.8 m x 2.72 m).
Category

Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique Indian Agra Rug, Timeless Elegance Meets Stylish Durability
Located in Dallas, TX
73276 Antique Indian Agra Rug, 04'10 x 07'08. Indian Agra rugs are handcrafted carpets originating from the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India, renowned for their exceptional quali...
Category

Early 20th Century Indian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Cotton

Mid-20th Century Handmade American Braided Round / Circular Accent Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage American Braid round/circular accent rug handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 7' 1" x 7' 1".
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Yarn

19th Century French Neoclassical Savonnerie Carpet
Located in New York, NY
19th Century French Neo Classical Savonnerie Carpet ( 12'9" x 18'4" - 388 x 558 ).
Category

1890s French Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade American Square Quilt
Located in New York, NY
A vintage American square Quilt handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 6' 1" x 6' 4"
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Zabihi Collection Light Blue Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet
Located in New York, NY
1920s Persian Tabriz rug in light blue and light yellow Measures: 4'5''' x 6'.
Category

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Square Tabriz Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an early 20th-century Persian Tabriz rug. Measures: 16'' x 16".
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Galerie Shabab Collection Mid-20th Century American Braided Room Size Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage American Braided room size carpet handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 9' 1" x 12' 10".
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Large Colorful 19th Century Antique European Neoclassical Hallway, Runner Carpet
Located in Madrid, ES
Acquired from an important estate some years ago in Madrid, this grand scale (6.4 meters / 21 feet long) neoclassical runner carpet once furnished the hallway or stairway of a notabl...
Category

19th Century Spanish Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Galerie Shabab Collection Mid-20th Century American Braided Room Size Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage American Braided room size carpet handmade during the Mid-20th Century. Measures: 8' 0" x 10' 11".
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Galerie Shabab Collection Mid-20th Century American Braided Room Size Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage American Braided room size carpet handmade during the Mid-20th Century. Measures: 8' 10" x 11' 2".
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Henri Samuel Style French Aubusson Needlepoint Medallion Tapestry
By M. Henri Samuel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful medallion French Aubusson needlepoint tapestry carpet in the style of the iconic French designer Henri Samuel. This Neoclassical carpet will add Classic architecture to you...
Category

Late 20th Century French Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique French Savonnerie Carpet, Red Field
Located in New York, NY
The madder red field features an allover pattern of laurel wreaths surrounding either complex rosettes or leaf and star arrays. The burnt apricot and camel border displays tight flor...
Category

Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Tabriz Carpet
Located in New York, NY
1st quarter of the 20th century Persian Formal Tabriz rug in blue-green, beige and brown. Measures: 4.6'' x 6.2''.
Category

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Slate Gray Tabriz Carpet
Located in New York, NY
1st quarter of the 20th century room size Persian Tabriz rug in predominantly slate grey. Measures: 9.6'' x 13.1''.
Category

Early 20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Bright Red Angora Oushak Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an angora Turkish oushak rug. Zipper closure and poly fill provided Measures: 15'' x 20''.
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Angora, Wool

Vintage Inspired Turkish Oushak Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Accent Size Inspired Vintage Turkish Oushak Carpet 4'2'' x 6'2''
Category

Early 20th Century Turkish Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Large Antique Tabriz Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an early 20th-century Persian Tabriz rug. Measures: 16'' x 23".
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Antique Persian Sarouk Fereghan Rug
Located in New York, NY
An authentic Persian Sarouk Farahan rug from the 2nd quarter of the 20th century with a traditional medallion border design Measures: 4'4'' x 6'10''
Category

Early 20th Century Persian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Vintage Inspired Turkish Oushak Carpet
Located in New York, NY
Colorful Vintage Room Size Size Inspired Vintage Turkish Oushak Carpet 10'4'' x 13'7''
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

American Coverlet Pillow Cover, North America, 19th C
Located in Istanbul, TR
It does not come with an insert. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. dry cleaning is recommended.
Category

19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

19th Century Antique Persian Serapi Rug
Located in New York, NY
An extraordinary, authentic late 19th century Persian Heriz Serapi rug. Full Pile Condition throuhgout Measures: 7'8'' x 11'1'' The Serapi rug can be traced back to the beginning of Persian handmade rug production in 5,500 B.C., but it was not until the mid-19th century that Persian rugs began to be exported around the world. Before these rugs became an export item, they were used only in the villages in which they were produced. Mellow colors and more minimal pattern distinguish the Serapi from other members of the Heriz family. Original Serapi rugs were created in the villages of Serapi, Sarab, Ahar, Heriz and Gorevan. Older Heriz...
Category

19th Century Persian Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Kashan Carpet
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century room size distressed Persian Kashan rug Measures: 8'8'' x 11'8''.
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Mid-20th Century Handmade Turkish Sivas Accent Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Sivas accent rug handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 6' 5" x 9' 1".
Category

Mid-20th Century Turkish Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Vintage Turkish Oushak Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a vintage Turkish oushak rug. Zipper closure and polyfill provided Measures: 16'' x 20''.
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Angora

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
A large room size Antique Persian Malayer rug from the early 20th Century Measure: 10'3'' x 16'2.
Category

20th Century Persian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique High Decorative Persian Malayer Rug Measurea: 3'6'' x 6'2''.
Category

20th Century Persian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
High Decorative One of a kind Geometric Persian Malayer rug Measures: 4'5'' x 6'5''.
Category

20th Century Persian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Tony Duquette - 'Malachite' Rug Size 9' x 12' feet Fine Silk Hand Knotted Rug
Located in Long Island, NY
Tony Duquette - 'Malachite' Rug 9 x 12 feet Material: 100% Silk "“Beauty not luxury, is what I value” was Tony Duquette’s refrain. Hutton Wilkinson ...
Category

Early 2000s Chinese Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Silk

Vintage Persian Joshegan Rug with Millefleur Design with Faded Soft Colors
Located in Dallas, TX
61001 Vintage Persian Joshegan Rug, 09'09 x 14'00. Traditional sensibility meets effortlessly chic in this vintage Persian Joshegan rug. The incrustation pattern and soft colors wov...
Category

Mid-20th Century Persian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Antique Persian Sea Foam Color Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from an early 20th-century Persian rug. Measures: 20'' x 20".
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Cotton, Foam

Gray Antique Persian Malayer Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique Decorative Persian rug from the malayer village located in northwest Persian in gray/ charcoal Measure: 3'3'' x 5'6''.
Category

20th Century Persian Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Pictorial Antique American Hooked Rug Of A American Bald Eagle Hooked Rug
Located in Atlanta, GA
Creams and Gold, tan antique American hooked rug with a bald eagle on a tree , Keivan Woven Arts / rug J10-1201, country of origin / type: United States / Hooked, circa 1950 This ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Raspberry Vintage Turkish Rug Pillow
Located in New York, NY
Pillow made from a Vintage Turkish rug. Zipper closure and poly fill provided Measures: 18'' x 22''.
Category

20th Century Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Angora

Oval Mid-20th Century Handmade American Braided Room Size Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A vintage American Braided oval room size carpet handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 9' 5" x 12' 3" North American has never developed a unified handmade rug tradition, but rather it is the unassimilated confluence of several. From Mexico comes the Saltillo serape wearing blanket, and this stimulates the Navajo and Rio Grande (Colorado) weavers, first as blankets, then as rugs. The thrifty habits of rural America gave rise to the New England (and Western Canadian) hooked rug types, while the farmers of the Midwest recycled their disused garments into braided and rag rugs. The closest to a real ongoing tradition are the Southwestern (New Mexican) Navajo rugs. By the 1860’s the native tribes were weaving wearing blankets with wool from the Spanish churro sheep. These were in stripe design, with combinations of undyed wool with cochineal reds and indigo blues. The multi-phase “Chief’s Blankets” from the 1870’s-80’s are a natural outgrowth of these. Machine spun red wool from Germantown in Pennsylvania appeared in the 1870’s with a bright red hitherto unobtainable. The weavers loved it and blankets appeared with bright reds, generally aniline, in “eye dazzler” patterns. Anglo traders established posts beginning in the 1890’s. Navajo weavings were perfect accompaniments not only for Western-themed decors, but for East Coast apartments, only they needed to be thicker and more rug like to be truly accepted. The traders brought Caucasian and Turkish village rugs to copy, borders were introduced and central medallions devised. The weavers continued to create on vertical looms, with a shared warp (dovetailing) weft structure to avoid slits. The warps were cotton string. Sizes were generally scatters, but occasionally a special order came in, hence antique room size Navajos are very rare and very pricey. Distinct village/pueblo styles developed. Among the best are: Two Grey Hills (considered the tightest, closest of all Navajo weaving), Crystal Springs and Ganado. Certain new patterns such as the “Storm pattern” with jagged lightning bolts emanating from a dark cloud developed. The Yei rug with dancing Kachina doll figures became popular. The palette has been expanded beyond the classic grey, tan, dark brown and cream natural wool combination to again include reds, blue and greens. Navajo pictorials include: American flags, trains and automobiles, domestic and local scenes and scenery. Individual artist weavers now command gallery shows and correspondingly elevated prices. There are several levels of Navajo work, and antique and vintage scatters with simple flat designs, medium weaves and tritonal palettes, and in good floor worthy condition are still available reasonably. The Native American weaving tradition extends into Colorado with two piece scatters with sharp sawtooth medallions and striped end borders, with wool tapestry weave on cotton warps. These descend from the Saltillo blankets...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool, Yarn

American Coverlet Pillow Cover, North America, 19th C.
Located in Istanbul, TR
It does not come with an insert. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. dry cleaning is recommended.
Category

19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

American Coverlet Pillow Cover, North America, 19th C.
Located in Istanbul, TR
It does not come with an insert. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. dry cleaning is recommended.
Category

19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

American Coverlet Pillow Cover, North America, 19th C.
Located in Istanbul, TR
It does not come with an insert. Linen in the back. Zipper closure. dry cleaning is recommended.
Category

19th Century American Antique Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Vintage Oushak Runner
Located in New York, NY
Mid 20th century one of a kind Turkish Oushak runner Measures: 3'3'' x 12'6''.
Category

20th Century Turkish Neoclassical Rugs and Carpets

Materials

Wool

Neoclassical rugs and carpets for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Neoclassical rugs and carpets for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage rugs and carpets created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include rugs and carpets, more furniture and collectibles, wall decorations and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with fabric, wool and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Neoclassical rugs and carpets made in a specific country, there are Asia, West Asia, and Iran pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original rugs and carpets, popular names associated with this style include Carpanese Home Italia, Rug & Kilim, Thomas Whitty, and Tony Duquette. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for rugs and carpets differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $199 and tops out at $98,000 while the average work can sell for $5,225.

Recently Viewed

View All