Art Nouveau & Arts and Crafts

The Arts & Crafts movement initiated by William Morris in 1870s England rapidly ignited designers across Europe and America. Their philosophy was innately anti-industrial and advocated the revival of traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often medieval, romantic or folk styles of decoration. Arts and Crafts carpets from the late 19th and early 20th centuries range in style from the Persian-inspired to the proto-Modernist. The distinctive curved lines and lyrical flower based motifs of the French Art Nouveau style flourished between 1890 and 1910 with proponents such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Glasgow, Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York and the Secessionists of Vienna reinventing the decorative arts for the 20th century. Surviving examples of carpets from these movements are extremely rare, and those that can be specifically linked to a particular designer and atelier or a documented commission, can command enormous attention.

The McCulloch Arts and Crafts Carpet


Designed by William Morris and Henry Dearle
Hammersmith, England, circa 1890
19ft 1in length x 11ft 9in width
5.82m x 3.58m

  • Silver Studio Arts and Crafts Carpet

    Silver Studio Arts and Crafts Carpet

    Price on application


    Britain, circa 1900
    14ft 5in length x 11ft 9in width
    4.39m x 3.58m

  • "The Rose" Arts and Crafts Carpet


    Designed by Charles F A Voysey (1857 – 1941)
    Donegal, circa 1900
    13ft 5in length x 12ft 5in width
    4.11m x 3.78m