• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 66

    A VICTORIAN VELVET CURTAIN

    DESIGNED BY JOHN HENRY DEARLE FOR MORRIS & CO., CIRCA 1887

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN VELVET CURTAIN
    DESIGNED BY JOHN HENRY DEARLE FOR MORRIS & CO., CIRCA 1887
    Depicting the 'Cherwell' pattern
    85½ x 61 in. (217 x 155 cm.)


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    The meander pattern of chrysanthemum, carnations, rose and thistle, named 'Cherwell' was taken in part from William Morris designs and invented in 1887 by John Henry Dearle (d. 1932), art director of the woven and printed textile manufacture of Morris & Co., Oxford Street (L. Parry, William Morris Textiles, London, 1983, p. 157, no. 61)

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage