One of eight lampas brocade pelmet tail drapes to four windows. See ATT/T(Gill Medland Cat)/015. a) and b). a) gimp/silk braid 58 mm, ivory, gold, green. a). b), c) and e) interlining. (?) Four box pleats secured at top edge; curved bottom edge; braid border on short inner and bottom edge. Lined throughout, lining b) at top, lining a) at bottom. Fabric b) used to minimise use of the brocade. Tack marks at top. Hand and machine sewn. a) green silk warp, ivory, pale and dark gold silk wefts. Warp faced satin ground diagonal twilled motifs. Lampas Brocade. Loom width 59.5 cm (23.3/8') three orange striped selvage. b) green (Eau de Nil) silk satin weave. Straight repeat, 168 cm drop x loom width. Neo-classical/ Victorian. Banners with tassels, flower garlands, in vases and sprays, ribbons and birds. a) gimp and ivory/gold/green silk braid 5.8 cm. b) tasseled braid 19 cm. Braid, gold silk covered gimp; cord, three strand cable cord gold silk; tassels, turned wood in four sections wrapped in gold floss silk and boucle cords. a) green (eau de nil) silk plain weave. b) as fabric (b), green satin weave. c) ivory cream silk plain weave. d) cotton bump interlining.e) undyed wool open plain weave (interlining). f) cream cotton satin weave. g) grass green linen glazed. h) undyed linen plain weave interlining. Manufactured either in England or France between 1860 and 1906.
Attingham collection; bequeathed to the National Trust with the estate, house and contents of Attingham by Thomas Henry Noel-Hill, 8th Baron Berwick (1877-1947) on 15th May 1953.