Two lampas pelmet valances. Woven ivory and blue silk, chinoiserie design a) Aquamarine and ivory braid c) Wood drop tassels Ivory silk Opposing structure; hand sewn; lined throughout; braid a) bottom edge; gathering creases one end, flat other end. Only part of trimming b) still attached at bottom edge. Woven lampas brocade; blue and ivory silk warp; ivory silk weft; warp faced satin ground; unbalanced plain weave motifs. Loom width; 62cm(24.5 in). Selvage; orange/ ivory/ orange/ ivory/ orange satin weave. Half drop repeat 2320 mm (91.25 in); chinoiserie; 3 main motifs, figure within pagoda; pedestal and beading/ tassels; drapery birds and fountain. a) aquamarine and ivory silk brocaded braid 3.8cm; foliate stem. b) wood drop tassels.11cm in 4 sections wrapped with floss silks with silk wrapped parchment loops; looped to braid; yellow; blue; blue/ivory; yellow. Ivory plain weave silk (tabby). Made in Lyon, France, between 1830 and 1911.
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.