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'PEACOCK AND DRAGON', a pair of curtains, hand-loom jacquard-woven in coloured wools with pairs of confronting peacocks and dragons set amidst large scale scrolling leaves and flowers against an indigo ground, lined--96 x 58in. (244 x 147cm.); with matching pelmet and tie-backs, MORRIS AND COMPANY, late 19th/early 20th century
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'PEACOCK AND DRAGON', a pair of curtains, hand-loom jacquard-woven in coloured wools with pairs of confronting peacocks and dragons set amidst large scale scrolling leaves and flowers against an indigo ground, lined--96 x 58in. (244 x 147cm.); with matching pelmet and tie-backs, MORRIS AND COMPANY, late 19th/early 20th century

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'PEACOCK AND DRAGON', a pair of curtains, hand-loom jacquard-woven in coloured wools with pairs of confronting peacocks and dragons set amidst large scale scrolling leaves and flowers against an indigo ground, lined--96 x 58in. (244 x 147cm.); with matching pelmet and tie-backs, MORRIS AND COMPANY, late 19th/early 20th century
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Literature
William Morris Textiles, Linda Parry, London, 1983, catalogue no. 30. William Morris, edited Linda Parry, exhibition catalogue, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1996, catalogue M.80
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Lot Essay

'Peacock and Dragon', designed by William Morris in 1878, was first woven at Queen Square and later at Merton Abbey. It became one of Morris's most popular designs and was included in the furnishings of the drawing room at Kelmscott House
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