Syndicate contentCraig Bale

Trading in Bath for over 30 years,I am passionate about old carpets and tirelessly scour the English countryside for rare, interesting and decorative pieces with an emphasis on quality at all prices. The shop is open 6 days a week and my regular clients include collectors, dealers and decorators. Many more items are available on the Haliden website and a full cleaning, conservation and repair service in my own purpose built workshop is available

  • a fabulous Bessarabian kilim carpet, super fine with an extraordinary range of natural dyes. Larger than any other of its type, signed ... read more
    price:  pricey!

  • An Old 'Maples' Ushak carpet with soft dyes and allover design in good original condition., just slight wear in places and a ... read more
    price:  inexpensive

  • An antique Kolyai Kurd rug with exception dyes, beautiful green palmetes on a vivid red ground surrounded by rare yellow borders. a ... read more
    price:  POA

  • a fine antique Moteshem Kashan rug. Finely made with the beautiful wool and weave synonymous with the master weaver. Some corrosion/low pile, ... read more
    price:  POA

  • a very Fine antique Heriz Silk rug. a top flight collectable piece woven with beautiful, arabesque filled medallion on soft red ground. ... read more
    price:  Pricey!

  • Old Turkish Ushak small carpet in full pile. Circa 1920. Approx. 300x200cm
    price:  SOLD

  • a pair of very fine Persian Baktiari rugs, very decorative with unusually soft dyes on rare ivory ground. Excellent original condition, very ... read more
    price:  POA

  • a fine antique Persian Tabriz carpet with soft colours and silky wool. a very clean carpet with even low pile, very slight ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An antique North West Persian runner with good dyes and wool, cut, virtually invisibly, in full pile. Solid, heavy antique runner, deep ... read more
    price:  POA

  • a good antique French tapestry fragment. Finely made with figures playing blind mans bluff. Good all-over condition, professionally cleaned, conserved and backed ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An antique Sultanabad rug of fine quality, possibly from Ziegler and Co. Good condition, slight losses to ends (stopped) Even low pile. ... read more
    price:  POA

  • a very fine little Sarouk Ferahan rug with good age in excellent original condition. 204x104cm Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD thanks!

  • An antique North West Persian carpet, beautiful all-over design on red ground. Even low pile, various patches and old repairs, however the ... read more
    price:  POA

  • a good Heriz/Karaja carpet. Clear vegetable dyes in good original condition. a solid, clean carpet, washed and floor ready. 383x296cm. Circa 1900
    price:  POA

  • An antique Baluch rug, finely woven with good dyes. Even low pile, original kilim ends. Late 19th century. Not too expensive.
    price:  POA

  • a good antique Ferahan carpet with unusual and massive Herat design on navy ground, a look reminiscent of early Kurdish carpets. Good ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An antique Turkish Ushak carpet. Glowing natural dyes including a particularly attractive ground colour. All over Smyrna design of grand scale. a ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique South West Persian Khamseh tribal rug. 2 medallions filled with chickens and other filler elements float on a rare cane ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An antique Ersari chuval with good natural dyes. Good original condition traces of slight wear/corrosion, slight losses to top and bottom. a ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Ersari Beshir chuval face with scarce Ikat design. Good natural dyes and honest original condition with traces of slight wear ... read more
    price:  POA

  • Bijar Kelleh carpet, elegant allover design with a beautiful range of muted natural dyes. This very heavy, all wool carpet pre dates the ... read more
    price:  POA

  • Fine antique Tabriz carpet, all natural dyes, good shiny wool in decent original condition. One small low area. Circa 1900. 397x302cm
    price:  POA

  • Antique Neriz Afshar rug, slightly corroded field, conserved kilim ends. Late 19th century
    price:  POA

  • a top flight Halvai Bijar rug. With its velvet-like handle, intense dyes and masterful drawing, this piece exemplifies the weavings from the ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Persian carpet from the celebrated workshop of Zeiglar and Co in Sultanabad (now Arak). This very rare and supremely decorative ... read more

  • a very large antique carpet from the coveted Ziegler and Co workshop in Arak. a top flight carpet of rare square proportions ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An antique Shekarlu Qasgai rug of unusual small size. Typical design, with a riot of colourful filler elements framed by sunburst borders. ... read more
    price:  POA

  • a good antique Qasgai rug with beautiful wool, good dyes and an exceptionally rare border. Excellent condition, fat greasy pile all-over, one ... read more
    price:  POA

  • An antique Kurdish rug with beautiful colour. full pile, one small faded repair, hand washed and floor ready. Late 19th century. 189x132cm
    price:  POA

  • An old Heriz rug in excellent original condition,hand washed and mothproofed. First quarter 20th century. Nice size. 189x160
    price:  SOLD

  • Beautiful Peking Dozar, circa 1900 in excellent original condition, clean and floor ready.
    price:  POA

  • An antique Quchan Kurd, one end missing and replaced with a bit of old Kazak! Late 19th century. Having a clear-out so ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a good antique Khamseh carpet of large proportion. Lots of moth damage on one side, hence great for a restorer. Now deep ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very large antique Harshang design Bijar runner, mainly in good original condition but with damaged ends. Very heavy! Circa 1880. 18x3'6
    price:  SOLD

  • a very large antique Ferahan carpet, cut and worn but fixable and very pretty, circa 1870. 600x420cm
    price:  SOLD

  • Very fine antique Shirvan rug in extraordinary condition. Full pile no repairs with wonderful macramé end finishes intact. Late 19th century. 137x109cm
    price:  POA

  • Very pretty Peking rug in near full pile. Circa 1900.178x126
    price:  POA

  • Antique all wool Bijar with glorious ground colour, circa 1900. 227x149cm
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Dabir type Kashan carpet. Even low pile allover, clean, no brittle areas or repairs. First quarter 20th century. 303x202cm
    price:  SOLD

  • Highly unusual (unique?) antique Malyor rug, one or two small repairs but in good pile, very clean. 186x122cm
    price:  POA

  • Antique Ningxia square with a very rare design in full pile. Early 19th century. 83x74cm
    price:  POA

  • a massive antique Bijar carpet, all wool with Harshang design. Purchased at Libertys over 40 years ago and been in the same ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine antique Perepedil rug, needs some work and a wash but very pretty and offered at a very friendly price. Late ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Khamseh, a bit low but funky with good dyes and age. 19th Century.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Qum carpet with soft dyes in near perfect condition. First quarter 20th century.348x231cm
    price:  POA

  • Antique Kirman (Lavar?)dozar, good quality piece in unusually good condition for its type, with just touches of light wear. Late 19th century
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Khamseh main carpet in mint condition, good dyes no repair, pretty much full pile, finely made with all good dyes. Circa
    price:  SOLD

  • a fine antique Sultanabad carpet in good original condition, clear all natural dyes and very shiny wool. Lots of yellow and a ... read more
    price:  POA