Popular types of antique Persian rugs in the Boston, Massachustt’s area include antique Bidjar rugs, antique Fereghan Sarouk rugs, antique Mohtashehm Kashan carpets, antique Serapi carpets and antique Heriz carpets, as well as antique tribal rugs from Persia and the Caucasus.
Above: A part of Quadrifoglio Gallery’s selection of outstanding antique Oriental rugs. Our shop is in historic South Natick, Massachusetts, 5 minutes from Wellesley center and 15 miles from Boston’s Beacon Hill and Back Bay neighborhoods. Quadrifoglio Gallery Oriental Rugs is also convenient to Newton, Brookline, Weston, Dover, Sherborn, Concord and the Boston North Shore and Boston South Shore. Our shop is open Monday – Saturday by appointment.
Please, call (781) 690-5710 to schedule an easily arranged appointment. We are happy to meet with you at your home, as well, and custom searches for antique Oriental rugs for clients is one of Quadrifoglio Gallery’s specialities.
Above: An exceptional over size antique Bakshaish carpet from the Heriz district in northwest Persia’s Azerbaijan Province. Long a staple item classic New England and Boston homes, antique carpets from the Heriz district offer antique rug buyers geometric patterns, warm colors and sturdy construction. With their bold graphics, antique Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish carpets are as suitable for mid-century modern interiors in Boston as they are for traditional homes.
Left: An antique Mohtashem Kashan rug.
Quadrifoglio Gallery has handled some of the finest and most important central Persian Mohtashem Kashan rugs in the world. Antique Mohtashem Kashan rugs are at the top of the hierarchy for late 19th century Persian rugs. Quadrifoglio Gallery has placed a number of world class antique Mohtashem Kashan rugs in private collections in the Boston, MA area.
Quadrifoglio Gallery also features a large selection of antique Fereghan Sarouk carpets and antique Tabriz carpets, two other types of finely woven antique Persian carpets that are popular in the traditional interiors in the Boston, MA area.
Few genuine antique Persian carpets have pastel palettes. It is the occasional antique Sultanabad carpet, antique Bakshaish carpet or antique Tabriz carpet that might have originally featured light sky blues, celadon green or camel as the primary colors, though antique Fereghan Sarouk rugs and antique Mohtashem Kashan rugs, such as the one pictured to the left, do fairly often have ivory fields with, generally, stronger ancillary colors. Most antique Persian rugs found on the internet that have pale, washed out coloration have been chemically washed with a harsh process referred to as an “antique wash”. Some Oriental rug dealers try to masquerade as Boston area dealers on the internet. Do not be fooled. Many of these “antique washed” rugs are from the 1920s and 1930s and originally had red fields that turn yellow or navy blue fields that turn grey-blue with a harsh chemical wash. A firm selling a vast amount of “antique washed” Persian carpets, where the carpets have been given heavy chemical treatments that wipe out the color and often destroy the foundation of the carpet, would be unlikely to last in the New England market for long. In Boston, quality and not just “a trendy look” is a long tradition.
Quadrifoglio Gallery does not sell “antique washed” Oriental rugs. Ever. For folks who shop at natural food supermarkets and then buy trendy, pale colored antique rugs from dealers that have had them “antique washed”, they just brought a lot more chemicals into their home than buying processed foods.
Above: An antique Persian Bidjar rug with the classical Herati design that has its antecedents in 16th century Safavid Dynasty carpets. Antique Bidjar rugs are referred to as “The Iron Rug Of Persia”, due to their dense construction which makes them exceedingly durable even in high traffic area. This antique Bidjar dates to circa 1910 and measures approximately 4.1 x 6.8
At Quadrifoglio Gallery, we recognize that not everyone prefers a traditional interior and we offer both antique rugs and contemporary, natural dye Oriental rugs that are suitable for modern interiors. The antique Turkish Bergama rug featured above was woven in the early 20th century (circa 1910) but has colors and a format that would blend beautifully in a modern interior.
An over sized antique Persian Heriz Serapi carpet with a lattice design on a brick red field. Antique Serapi carpets and antique Bidjar carpets are the quintessential Boston look for period rooms in historic houses. Quadrifoglio Gallery offers one of the finest and largest selections of antique Serapi carpets in the Northeast and New England.