The Iconic Sigmund Freud Rug May Be Viewed at Nazmiyal
Sigmund Freud Rug – Buying and selling of antique rugs has been a passion for Jason Nazmiyal, the owner of the Nazmiyal Collection in New York City, for the past quarter century. Nazmiyal has developed a reputation among many interior designers and rug dealers as a company that provides antique rugs of exceptional quality and rareness.
The Sigmund Freud rug collections focus largely on Persian rugs – Tabriz, Serapi, Kerman and Khorassan, but it offers other types of decorative antique carpets as well – Khotan, Chinese, Agra, Oushak, and Art Deco.
Many of these pieces have remarkable histories. One such carpet is a late 19th century Zeigler Sultanabad (12’9″ x 16’7″) formerly housed in the dining room of Sigmund Freud’s home at 20 Marsfield Gardens, in Hampstead, London. Freud, the renowned father of psychoanalysis, fled Vienna with his family during the Nazi occupation.
They brought all of their most prized possessions with them, which included furniture, carpets and a collection of valuable antiquities.
His son, Ernst, and housekeeper, Paula Fichtl, recreated in England the same work environment that Freud had used in Vienna. Most of Dr. Freud’s antiquities were purchased through dealers.
After Freud’s death in 1939, his wife, Martha, their daughter Anna, and the housekeeper continued living in his house, which they occupied until Anna Freud’s death in 1982. In accordance with her wishes, the house was converted to a museum and opened to the public in 1986.
Other Nazmiyal carpets of historical significance include two from the Getty Estate; a Sultanabad and a Savonnerie; as well as a Karabagh from the Estate of the Duke of Windsor. Recently, Nazmiyal sold a rug from the Estate of Andy Warhol.