Craig Bale

Trading in Bath for 20 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

  • 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:  POA

  • 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:  POA

  • 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:  250 pounds

  • 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:  999 Euros

  • 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:  poa

  • 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:  POA

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

  • 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

  • An antique Ziegler carpet with beautiful colours in untouched condition, no repairs, deep cleaned and floor ready. Late 19th century. Fresh find ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Shassavan fragment, with expressive drawing. Some fuchsine otherwise gorgeous colours. 75x60cm. Circa 1875
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Veramin(?) Sofreh some localised old repairs, otherwise in great shape. Some piles areas contain a little fuchsine type dye otherwise good ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique all wool Afshar with cane design, slight mothing one end, a couple of minute repairs otherwise in good condition. Late 19th
    price:  SOLD

  • Old Khamseh rug on scarce camel ground. Mainly in good pile, slightly lower in places. Clean and floor ready. Circa 1900.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Suzani, some rubbed areas and damage to linin ground, but professionally conserved and backed. Mid 19th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Od Qasgai Wagireh in perfect condition. 1st quarter 20th century.
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Qasgai square rug, nicely made item in very unusual format. Low pile with some corrosion, bite to top right corner, slight ... read more
    price:  POA

  • Antique Jaff bag face with good wool and dyes, a little nibbled but in full pile. Late 19th century.
    price:  Reasonable

  • Very fine antique Afshar rug, circa 1870. Published by Herrmann. Even low pile, original ends and sides, no repair.
    price:  SOLD

  • Good Heriz rug, scarce small format, finely made with good wool and soft dyes. Side cords replaced, very slight corrosion here ant ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Very Fine antique Senneh Kilim with beautiful colours. Woven on fine wool. Slightly fraying ends, otherwise very clean in excellent original condition. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • an old Baluch square, with great wool and lots of juicy aubergine dye. Not sure if its a big bag or a ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Khamseh carpet. Well drawn example with many birds and beautiful glowing colours. Good solid condition, even low pile all-over, very ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Khamseh carpet very rare and quite beautiful border. Low pile in places with some small moth holes and other damages. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • An antique Khamseh carpet with very good dyes. Even low pile, very clean. 19th century.320x149cm.
    price:  SOLD

  • An old Ersari rug with very good wool and dyes in mint condition. 1st quarter 20th century,216x128cm
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Khamseh bag face with unusual centre. Gorgeous wool and rich natural dyes. very pretty example with nicely drawn Memling guls to ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a very good antique Qasgai carpet. Great wool and colour, bigger than usual and beautifully drawn. Mainly in full pile, small amount ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • a Pair of antique Kurdish bag faces with great depth of colour and shiny wool. One bag has little lions on it. ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Antique Shekarlu Qasgai carpet with unusual lattice field. Good condition, a few old slightly faded repairs, but very clean with original ends ... read more
    price:  SOLD