In the designs for the carpets at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, George, Prince of Wales, favoured fields which were filled with regular repeated motifs (Sherrill, Sarah B.: Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America, New York, 1995, pls. 231 and 232). This concept followed after the French original popularised by Napoleon (Sherrill, Sarah B.: ibid., pl. 120). This new taste, which ran contrary to previous designs, was rapidly adopted and, as in the present carpet, used to great effect. This dating would fit exactly with that of the purchase of the majority of the fittings for Rudding Park. This was done by Sir Joseph Radcliffe who purchased the house in 1824 from his father-in-law and furnished much of it with both old and new items over the following six years (Hussey, Christopher: op.cit., p. 77).