19 May 2004
PROPERTY OF A PENNSYLVANIA COLLECTOR
(LOTS 155-156 AND 165)
A GEORGE III AXMINSTER CARPET
ENGLAND, SECOND HALF 18TH CENTURY
The camel field with three linked mixed flower garlands enclosing Tudor roses flanked by decorative acanthus leaf arrangements within an ivory border of floral garlands and a ribbon tied leaf tip outer border
Approximately 23 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 5 in. (716 cm. x 257 cm.)
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For a comparable Axminster with similar floral motifs, now in Buckingham Palace, please see Jacobs, B., Axminster Carpets, Leigh-on-Sea, 1970, plate 7.
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