London, South Kensington
13 September 1999
An English Savonnerie style tufted carpet, late 19th century
The sepia field woven overall with rows of red and pink florets, the broad ivory border with pink, red and blue scolling foliage within pale yellow bead and rope twist borders, and an outer border of burgundy, red and blue foliate motifs, the ends worn in places, small splits
19ft. 2in. x 17ft. 1in.
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Please note that the carpet is reduced.
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