21 June 2004
A BESSARABIAN FLAT-WEAVE RUG
Decorated overall with blue, pink and crimson flowers within a geometric floral border within blue and rust and yellow and rust guard stripes on a black ground, areas of restoration
8ft. 4 x 6 ft. 10¼ in. (254 x 209 cm.)
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The National Trust, Chirk Castle Guide Book, 1983 and 2003 (shown in situ in the Cromwell Hall).
M. Hall, 'Chirk Castle, Denbighshire', Country Life, 16 July 1993, illustrated in situ in the Cromwell Hall.
This rug is clearly visible in on the Table in the centre of the Cromwell Hall in the Hon. Mrs Mary Wombwell and Sarah Myddelton's 1862 watercolours.
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Please note that the catalogue illustration has been transposed with lot 8.
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