A long hall runner rug from North East Persia, 19th or early 20th century, 390cm long, 94cm wide. Hexagonal lozenge pattern with floral scrolls in red and blue on a beige ground.
The rug is significantly damaged from a moth infestation discovered in 2018. It has been treated with several rounds of freezing, including in 2022, but it needs to be checked for re-occurrence of infestation. The surface was lightly cleaned, but further cleaning and consolidation is needed. It is currently wrapped in plastic and taped up, as it has been since it was frozen and cleaned in 2022, to quarantine it.
We have not been able to find documentation for this rug, but it was almost certainly acquired at auction or from a dealer in the UK by Denys Eyre Bower, the last private owner of Chiddingstone Castle, who lived here from 1955 - 1977.
Please note, the full length image of the rug shows it before the surface clean.
Hill Hoath Road