Two Museum Quality French Rugs Being Sold by Nazmiyal
Nazmiyal Sells Two Museum Quality French Rugs from LA – The Nazmiyal Collection is proud to have acquired two fine antique French rugs from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: an antique Savonnerie carpet woven during the late 19th century and an antique Aubusson carpet from the same time period. “We are very pleased that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art turned to us to release these pieces that represent the very best work of the prestigious manufactories of Aubusson and the Savonnerie,” says Jason Nazmiyal, owner of the Nazmiyal Collection.
Handmade Aubusson and Savonnerie rugs represent the iconic floriferous style featured in many Baroque designs. Grand floral medallions, trailing garlands, delicate colors and formal borders featuring architectural lines are de rigeur for these luxurious European rugs. As antique carpets of this quality are often held for many years, the opportunity to acquire pieces of this magnitude is often a once in a career event. Today, we are making these unparalleled French rugs available to collectors around the world.
The Los Angeles County Museum is home to one of the most prestigious collections of textiles and carpets in the nation. The most famous acquisition in their world-class collection is the famous Ardabil Carpet created during the 16th century. These antique French Aubusson and Savonnerie rugs recently released from the museum’s fine collection are outstanding examples of the lush floral designs that ruled the European aesthetic between the 1600s and 1800s. The prestigious workshops in Aubusson and at the Savonnerie excelled at creating fine textiles, tapestries and carpets fit for royalty.
The Nazmiyal Collection, located in New York City, boasts many great woven works of art including the only rug ever sold from Sigmund Freud’s estate (Sultanabad #3382), two antique rugs from the Getty Estate (Sultanabad #3019 and Axminster #3437), a polychromatic rendition of Jamshid’s coronation at Persepolis woven by master weaver Aboul Ghasem Kermani (Kerman #3206), and countless others. The collection also caters to designers and dealers as well as collectors and clients from across the world and contains one of the most comprehensive selections of antique and decorative pieces available in the world today. Their full inventory is available on their website for antique carpets.