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AN ENGLISH CARPET OF NEOCLASSICAL DESIGN
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AN ENGLISH CARPET OF NEOCLASSICAL DESIGN

CIRCA 1910

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AN ENGLISH CARPET OF NEOCLASSICAL DESIGN
CIRCA 1910
The burnt-orange field with scrolling acanthus and flower-filled cornucopiae around an over-sized central moulded laurel-wreath roundel surrounding a central pink rosette centrepiece, in a panelled border containing individual flowerheads between lilac flowerhead minor stripes and a golden moulded leaf outer stripe, full pile throughout, slightly dry wefts with associated scattered small splits and light surface stains
17 ft. 5 in. x 12 ft. 10 in. (530 cm. x 392 cm.)
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The model for this carpet is taken from a late 18th century design woven at Axminster a number of times in different sizes. This is very close to the example formerly at Devonshire House, London (Bertram Jacobs, Axminster Carpets 1755-1957, Leigh-on-Sea, 1970, pl. 3).

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