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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part II

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 580

    The Lady and her Page


    Price Realised  


    The Lady and her Page
    Designed by M. Bowley and worked by F. C. Major, 1897-1898
    Embroidered in silks, in a carved oak frame
    With inscription to the reverse - 'The Lady and her Page' or the Husbands Letter - A thrilling story of the 15th Century and the Lady with the Golden Locks preparing for their King. Designed by M. Bowley. Worked by F. C. Major at intervals between Jan. 1897 & April 1898, from the antique from old lace
    27¼ x 61¾ in. (69 x 157 cm.) including frame

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    Roger Warner's grandfather Metford Warner (d.1930) owned the wallpaper manufacturing company Jeffrey & Co., and he revolutionised the British wallpaper industry by refusing to accept that the only source of original design was France, a belief reflected by public taste. Metford Warner employed Walter Crane, C.F.A Voysey, Owen Jones, Charles Eastlake, William Burges, Bruce J. Talbert and Edward W. Godwin to produce designs for wallpapers. He was influenced by the philosophy of William Morris, and Jeffrey & Co, had the honour of producing all Morris's designs for wallpapers.

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    Metford Warner.