Where to buy antique and vintage rugs online

Where to find the best one-of-a-kind antique and vintage rugs for your home

vintage flat-woven wool rug (£230, Vinterior)featuring an intricate geometric design in earthy colours.

Explore the pieces of these online antique and vintage rug dealers to bag a colourful kilim or carpet that will complete any room in your home.

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Cart House

We make a habit of checking in with the Bristol-based Cart House inventory every now and then, as rugs appear often. Mostly Turkish and Swedish kilims as well as Moroccan runners and Berber rugs. 07884 001200; cart-house.com

One of the colourful offerings at Cart House, which sells kilims, Moroccan runners and Berber rugs.
One of the colourful offerings at Cart House, which sells kilims, Moroccan runners and Berber rugs.

Farnham Antique Carpets

As well as a barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey, Farnham Antique Carpets also has a comprehensive website shop and a regularly updated Instagram account. There is an exceptional range of rugs and prices, with pieces from Persia, Anatolia, India, China and the Caucasus, dating from the 18th century to the present day. 01252 851215; farnhamantiquecarpets.com

Joshua Lumley

Long-established antique rug dealer Joshua Lumley is based in Kent and stocks old rugs from the main weaving centres of the world, including Morocco, Anatolia, the Caucasus, Persia, Turkmenistan, India and Tibet. 01233 756072; joshualumley.com

2covet

A platform for multiple antiques dealers, this virtual antiques centre has a good selection of rugs at a wide range of prices, from simple kilims to an exquisite 19th-century Indian Amritsar carpet. 020 8092 7553; 2covet.com

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Pars Rug Gallery

A beautiful Instagram account is paired with a colourful and inspiring online store where stunning examples of antique, vintage and modern rugs are listed. There are also bricks and mortar showrooms. We love the collection of antique Armenian floral pieces (an example pictured left). 01794 524040; parsruggallery.co.uk

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Rug Addiction

Rug Addiction can be found at antiques centres Home & Colonial in Berkhamsted, The Swan in Tetsworth and The Malthouse Collective in Stroud. Chris Vin started in the oriental carpet business in 1987 and travels to carpet-weaving countries including India, Turkey, Nepal and Pakistan to source his rugs. 01582 842999; rugaddiction.co.uk