3 November 1999
A Morris & Co. hand-knotted 'Hammersmith' Carpet
Designed by William Morris, circa 1890
Central blue field with green and madder red border, knotted fringes
3ft. 2in. by 5ft. 3in. (96.5cm by 161.5cm.)
Thence by descent to the present owner.
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The original design for a carpet with an identical border is in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Ref. No. E.301-1939 and was aquired in 1939 as a bequest from May Morris, William Morris' daughter.
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